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The Aging Process

February 2, 2009ICLS0Tags: , Categories: Face, Home

Dr. Sheetal Sapra MD, FRCPC, Dermatologist

Aging is a natural process in which cells begin to renew themselves more slowly. For your skin, this means less collagen and hyaluronic acid to support and fill out the layers of skin. Environmental effects, pollution, sun exposure, stress and smoking can all increase this effect.

Over time, this combination of factors contributes to the three Ds of aging; 1. Deterioration – fine lines, wrinkles and texture changes, 2. Descent – droopiness or sagging skin, 3. Deflation – loss of fullness or volume


Many products and treatment plans only target one result of skin aging, such as fine lines or loss of fullness. Soft Lift™ is a new treatment that combines the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic® and Juvéderm® dermal filler to address multiple signs of aging at the same time, for an overall refreshed look that is subtle and natural looking.

The idea behind Soft Lift™ is that by combining the treatments of Juvéderm® dermal filler with BOTOX® Cosmetic® you can get an optimal, overall result that keeps your own natural look in balance.

BOTOX® Cosmetic® is a purified protein that relaxes muscles and smoothes away wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic® has a well established safety history and is used to treat horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between your eyebrows and crow’s feet around your eyes, creating a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.

Juvéderm® is a safe, injectible gel used to instantly improve your appearance by smoothing lines, wrinkles and restoring volume. Made from hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally found in your body, Juvéderm® is used most often to smooth away the lines around the nose and the mouth, to enhance lips and restore lost fullness to the cheek and chin areas.

Soft Lift™ combines the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic® and Juvéderm®, smoothing deep wrinkles and fine lines, restoring lost fullness and enhancing facial contour – all in just one treatment session. The overall effect is a balanced, refreshed look that’s totally you. No wonder Soft Lift™ is quickly becoming the preferred choice for a natural, rejuvenated look.

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