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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-133

Facial rejuvenation with fillers: The dual plane technique

1 Istituto Medlight, Florence, Italy
2 Department of Dentistry, University of Foggia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Giovanni Salti
Istituto Medlight Via C Monteverdi 2 50144 Firenze
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.167264

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Background: Facial aging is characterized by skin changes, sagging and volume loss. Volume is frequently addressed with reabsorbable fillers like hyaluronic acid gels. Materials and Methods: From an anatomical point of view, the deep and superficial fat compartments evolve differently with aging in a rather predictable manner. Volume can therefore be restored following a technique based on restoring first the deep volumes and there after the superficial volumes. We called this strategy "dual plane". A series of 147 consecutive patients have been treated with fillers using the dual plane technique in the last five years. Results: An average of 4.25 session per patient has been carried out for a total of 625 treatment sessions. The average total amount of products used has been 12 ml per patient with an average amount per session of 3.75 ml. We had few and limited adverse events with this technique. Conclusion: The dual plane technique is an injection technique based on anatomical logics. Different types of products can be used according to the plane of injection and their rheology in order to obtain a natural result and few side effects.

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