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    Dr. Anthony BenedettoWhen performing facial rejuvenation treatments in cosmetic patients, it’s time to take a “whole face” approach using various cosmetic tools to achieve not only excellent aesthetic outcomes but also more natural-looking results in facial rejuvenation. That’s according to Anthony Benedetto, D.O., F.A.C.P., clinical professor, department of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and medical director of the Dermatologic SurgiCenter, Philadelphia. Dr. Benedetto spoke at the annual meeting of the North American Clinical Dermatologic Society in 2014.

    “In order to more effectively modify the static changes, clinicians should approach the face as a whole and address all aspects of the aging face, and not only ‘fill’ the lines that one sees,” he says.

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    The static changes that occur over time in the aging face involve varying degrees of volume loss, including skin atrophy and reduced elasticity, fat atrophy and decent into the lower face, as well as muscle, soft tissue and bone mass loss. In addition, the dynamic changes that occur are a result of chronic muscle movement in the face, which results in wrinkling of the overlying skin over time.

    “Not only do we have to address the static changes, but we also need to understand the dynamic and interaction of the involved muscles and facial expressions in nonverbal communication to better treat the aging face as a whole,” Dr. Benedetto says.

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    The Facial aging process

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    The Facial aging process

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