Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(03): 154-160
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1347004
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Innovations in Minimally Invasive Facial Treatments

José Roberto Parisi Jurado1, Leila Freire Rego Lima1, Isabela Peixoto Olivetti1, Helena Hotz Arroyo1, Ingrid Helena Lopes de Oliveira1
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
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Publication Date:
12 June 2013 (online)


Patients are seeking healthier lives, and at the same time their concern about having a beautiful face and maintaining a youthful appearance over time has increased. Traditionally, surgeries based on tissue resection and resurfacing were the focus in facial rejuvenation. Over the last decade, minimally invasive procedures have expanded exponentially because of the variety of cosmetic products available on the market and because patients are looking for a better appearance with nonincision methods. The understanding of the aging process, facial anatomy, and ideal proportions is extremely important for successful rejuvenation procedures. Also, neuromodulators, chemical peels, filler properties, correct indications, and effectiveness must be well known by the injector for favorable results. Therefore, knowledge of all facial cosmetic options and an adequate facial analysis are essential for a better performance. In this article, the authors review some different product options and show cases of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for the face currently used.