Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(4): 260-269
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1242038
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Pins and Needles: Minimally Invasive Office Techniques for Facial Rejuvenation

Corey S. Maas1 , Sumit Bapna1
  • 1The Maas Clinic, San Francisco, California
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Publication Date:
18 November 2009 (online)


The desire for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation has continued to increase from the perspective of both the patients and injectors. For successful rejuvenation, it is important to understand the anatomic changes of the aging face as well as the properties of available neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers. The injector should be knowledgeable of the advantages and disadvantages of each product. Patient selection, perhaps, plays the largest role in success, choosing patients that would truly benefit from and have reasonable expectations for minimally invasive techniques. Unsatisfactory outcomes can be limited by meticulous injection technique and well thought out treatment plans.