2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part II: Periocular Soft Tissues
Chapter 13: Facial Rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation techniques vary and include both nonsurgical and surgical interventions.
Laser skin resurfacing is designed to reduce wrinkles and enhance the texture and appearance of the facial and periorbital skin.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of botulinum toxin to temporarily reduce wrinkles in the glabellar area, the lateral canthal lines (crow’s-feet), and the forehead.
Complications from intravascular injection of facial fillers include regional soft-tissue necrosis and central retinal artery occlusion.
Rhytidectomy involves surgical management of the jowls and neck, including liposuction with or without platysmaplasty.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.