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Your skin’s natural process of exfoliation starts to slow with age. As it continues to develop skin aging can also lead to a decreased production of collagen in the deeper dermal layers, which typically leads to the development of fine lines on key areas of the face.

Many individuals with crow’s feet, creases on the face and developing wrinkles struggle to deal with diminished self-esteem. If you find yourself feeling this way, you should consider setting up an appointment with Dr. Otis Allen and the staff at the Institute for Plastic Surgery located in Bloomington, Illinois.

After a basic examination he can help you understand your treatment options. If you are uncomfortable with the direct surgical intervention associated with something like a facelift, Dr. Allen might recommend a simple dermal filler injection of JUVÉDERM®.

It is made from hyaluronic acid which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for dermal filler injections. The treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis and involves injecting a small amount of JUVÉDERM® into key areas to plump them and smooth the overall tone of the skin.

Over time your body will safely absorb the hyaluronic acid causing the treated area to slowly lose its improved volume. At this point most patients will return to the Institute for Plastic Surgery for follow up injections of JUVÉDERM®.

If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois, area and you have been struggling to deal with the appearance of fine lines on your face, you should consider calling 309.827.3881 to schedule a consultation appointment at the Institute for Plastic Surgery.