Rejuvenation of the Upper Face and Periocular Region: Combining Neuromodulator, Facial Filler, Laser, Light, and Energy-Based Therapies for Optimal Results.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

BACKGROUND: The upper face and periocular region is a complex and dynamic part of the face. Successful rejuvenation requires a combination of minimally invasive modalities to fill dents and hollows, resurface rhytides, improve pigmentation, and smooth the mimetic muscles of the face without masking facial expression. METHODS: Using review of the literature and clinical experience, the authors discuss our strategy for combining botulinum toxin, facial filler, ablative laser, intense pulsed light, microfocused ultrasound, and microneedle fractional radiofrequency to treat aesthetic problems of the upper face including brow ptosis, temple volume loss, A-frame deformity of the superior sulcus, and superficial and deep rhytides. RESULTS: With attention to safety recommendations, injectable, light, laser, and energy-based treatments can be safely combined in experienced hands to provide enhanced outcomes in the rejuvenation of the upper face. CONCLUSION: Providing multiple treatments in 1 session improves patient satisfaction by producing greater improvements in a shorter amount of time and with less overall downtime than would be necessary with multiple office visits.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Langelier, N; Beleznay, K; Woodward, J

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 Suppl 2 /

Start / End Page

  • S77 - S82

PubMed ID

  • 27128248

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4725

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000740


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States