Facial Plast Surg 2011; 27(6): 517-522
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1298784
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Neuromodulators: Available Agents, Physiology, and Anatomy

Kartik Nettar1 , Corey Maas1
  • 1Aesthetic and Facial Plastic Surgery Unit, The Maas Clinic, San Francisco, California
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Publication History

Publication Date:
28 December 2011 (online)


Neuromodulators have risen to the forefront of aesthetic medicine. By reversibly relaxing target muscles, neuromodulators exhibit their effect by softening hyperfunctional lines. An understanding of their physiology, relevant facial anatomy, and current agents is imperative for a successful aesthetic practice.


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Kartik Nettar

Aesthetic and Facial Plastic Surgery Unit, The Maas Clinic

2400 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Email: Drnettar@maasclinic.com