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Soft-Tissue Augmentation: Skin Fillers

ByJaggi Rao, Janna Bentley, Mitchel P. Goldman

In today’s society, individuals are living longer and healthier lives, and as such, the demand for preservation of a more youthful visage has caused a significant growth in the fields of facial rejuvenation and soft-tissue augmentation. It has been estimated that there has been a greater than threefold increase in total cosmetic procedures from 1992 to 2002 (1). Baby boomers (ages 40-58) account for the largest generational group globally, estimated at 80 million in 2004 (2).