Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
01 June 2016 (online)
The demand for aesthetic facial rejuvenation is constantly increasing with a great trend toward nonsurgical procedures. Improved understanding of the complex age-related alterations in facial skin, fatty tissues, musculature, and bone has initiated a tendency on a global, three-dimensional, multifaceted approach involving muscle control, volume restoration, and recontouring for optimal facial rejuvenation. In recent years, a plethora of novel, nonsurgical therapeutic approaches to fight signs of facial aging have become available. This special issue on nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is intended to provide an overview on the anatomical characteristics of the aging face, the most common indications in this area and the most frequently utilized minimal invasive aesthetic procedures such as injectables, lasers, radiofrequency, and focused ultrasound, among others. Combination of the aforementioned options tailored to the individual needs of our patients may lead to natural-appearing results associated with minimal downtime. However, a detailed facial analysis and documentation, in-depth discussions of the potential alternatives, their order and indications, safety aspects, costs, and lasting of results prior to any therapy, remains crucial to maximize patient satisfaction. We would like to thank all the authors for their contributions as well as Thieme Medical Publishers and the editorial service team for their professional support, and we hope you will enjoy reading this issue of Facial Plastic Surgery.