A review on the combined use of soft tissue filler, suspension threads, and botulinum toxin for facial rejuvenation
Hyoungjin Moon1, Salvatore Piero Fundaro2, Chee Leok Goh3, Kwun Cheung Hau4, Purita Paz-Lao5, Giovanni Salti6
1 Moon’s Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, B-2010 Acrovista 188 Seocho Joongang-Ro Seochogu, Seoul 06600, Korea
2 MultiMed Poliambulatorio e Day Surgery, Via Fornaciai 29/d, Bologna, Italy
3 National Skin Centre, , Singapore
4 Perfect Skin Surgery Centre, 17/F, 6 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
5 Makati Medical Center, No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
6 Medlight Institue, Via Monteverdi 2, 50144 Florence, Italy
Moon’s Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, B-2010 Acrovista 188 Seocho Joongang-Ro Seochogu, Seoul.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
The aim of combining different minimally invasive techniques is to achieve the most harmonious and most natural-looking facial rejuvenation as effectively and as safely as possible. Due to their safety and versatility, botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers have become the most sought-after modalities for correcting the signs of facial aging. Recently, bioabsorbable threads used for repositioning ptotic facial tissue have been added into the picture. More practitioners are also combining threads with fillers and botulinum toxin to achieve longer-lasting and natural-looking results. Our aim is to provide guidance on basic anatomical landmarks and areas where botulinum toxin injections, subcutaneous filler injections, and bioabsorbable suspension threads are placed on the face. We would also like to share our best practices on the best combination, spacing the appropriate time intervals in between each procedure to allow for the shortest possible recovery time, as well as periprocedural advice for an integrated treatment approach.