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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2012 February;147(1):29-44

Copyright © 2012 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Soft tissue filler and botulinum toxin treatment techniques

Yamauchi P. S. 1, 2

1 Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, Santa Monica, CA, USA; 2 Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA


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A variety of non-invasive techniques have been utilized for the enhancement of cutaneous changes seen with photoaging. Such methods include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, ablative and nonablative lasers, and various rejuvenating light sources. However, the most widely used minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for the correction of undesired rhytides and enhance facial features through contouring and volumization are injections with botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers. Their extensive long term safety and relative ease of procedural techniques have led to high satisfaction levels worldwide. Nonetheless, proper training of the fundamentals in injection technique, the choice of the appropriate candidate, and knowledge of potential adverse events are imperative to ensure an excellent and safe outcome.

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