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A recent article on Allure discusses speculation that actor Sandra Bullock had gotten facial fillers as a result of her facial appearance at this year’s Academy Awards show.  It turns out, however, that her slightly fuller look was the result of minor puffiness caused by some extremely common health issues. “This past Oscars I was sick and had allergies,” Ms. Bullock reportedly said, “but I was like, ‘I’m just going to go. It’s part of my job, and I’m happy to be there.’” It’s unfortunate that Ms. Bullock’s adherence to the ancient entertainment tradition that, “the show must go on!” should result in somewhat mean-spirited rumors and clickbait articles in the gossip press. If Ms. Bullock had shown any sign of aging, she no doubt would have been criticized for not living up to her superstar image.

In fact, men and women from all walks of life are taking advantage of facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, which can deal with such matters as volume loss associated with aging and illness as well as wrinkling. The clinic notes that these are just two of the many non-surgical treatments which can help adults look and feel their very best. It adds that while such very popular treatments as Botox and collagen injections can delight patients with their rejuvenating impact, their effects only last if the treatments are continued on a regular basis. The firm adds that surgical facelifts and blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts) remain very popular, with a more involved but also “one and done” approach that many patients prefer.

Regardless, it’s important for patients to remember that obtaining procedures is their own business and no one else’s, says Beverly Hills Physicians. The point of these treatments is to help patients feel better about the way they look, which can help in ways that go much further than skin deep. Of course, most people prefer the appearance of smooth, unwrinkled skin but, just as important, patients’ increased confidence can produce psychological dividends that can help patients to make all kinds of improvements in their lives.

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