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Many people are now seeking less invasive procedures to keep looking young and are delaying the more invasive surgical procedures. BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers are the most popular “quick fixes”. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into specific muscles that are causing wrinkles, thereby temporarily relaxing them and smoothing out the unwanted creases. Collagen was used for years, but has since been replaced by other fillers such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and RADIESSE®. Some patients who enjoy the results from temporary fillers choose to try something more permanent. ArteFill is perfect for this.  It is injected in the same manner, but it stimulates your own colleen to form and does not absorb but rather stays for years. A skin test is required several weeks prior to injecting ArteFill. Fat injections are another method of filling in areas of facial hallowing, which occur with aging. We can harvest small amounts of fat from the abdomen or flanks and inject it into the face to fill the voids. The advantage of doing this is that since the fat is your own, there is much less re-absorption. I personally perform all injections on my patients since I feel that an understanding of the anatomy and how these products complement one another is essential to achieve the optimal result. Each of these techniques has its own advantages and should be tailored to the individual.