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Facial Ligament Lift....the anti-ageing Holy Grail?

Cosmetic medicine discoveries are moving furiously fast. One of the most exciting for me has been the evolution of our knowledge of the anatomy and importance of the mid-face ligaments in the start of the ageing process. It is usual to think of ligaments in our joints but there are also very important facial ligaments especially in the upper part of the cheeks. Laxity in these facial ligaments starts in our late twenties and eventually can cause sagging of the cheeks and lower eyelids. Amazingly, early injections of a supporting hyaluronic acid gel into the fat pads around these ligaments halts laxity in its tracks and gives a lift to the mid-face which maintains a fresh and youthful look. Scientific article Click to read

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