1440x600 toxins fos header
toxins

Creating Lift in the Lower Face With Botulinum Toxin

Authors: Lorenc P Z, Corduff N, van Loghem JAJ, Yoelin S

creating lift in the lower face with botulinum toxin a treatment: an anatomical overview with videos and case studies illustrating patient evaluation and treatment

This study was aimed to provide basic knowledge of the activities of the muscles in the lower face and neck and to describe the basis for injecting BoNT-A to create lift in this area. BoNT-A is an important nonsurgical tool for creating lift in the lower face.

0047 MANON 5815 neck chin

background

Relaxation of depressor muscles in the lower face with botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) can create a lifting effect and dramatically improve jawline contour and resting facial expression. Even with the recent increase in interest in lower face rejuvenation, BoNT-A is a relatively under-recognized tool for treatment of this area.

When treating the lower face, an understanding of anatomy and the relationship between the facial muscles is especially important, as injection patterns must be customized for consistently positive outcomes.

objectives

This study was aimed to provide basic knowledge of the activities of the muscles in the lower face and neck and to describe the basis for injecting BoNT-A to create lift in this area. Expert guidance for injection is also provided.

methods

As part of a continuing medical education course on differentiating botulinum toxin products, a panel of 4 expert physician injectors participated in a live webinar to discuss the implications of increasing toxin use.

results

The practical guidance in this manuscript is based on the most frequently requested information by audience members and the information considered critical for success by the authors. The authors outline the functional anatomy of the lower face most relevant for BoNT-A treatment and case studies as well as methods for patient evaluation and injection technique are also provided. Videos showing treatment planning and injection technique for the lower face and neck are included.

conclusions

BoNT-A is an important nonsurgical tool for creating lift in the lower face.


This article is published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Forum 2022.

Evaluating incobotulinum toxin high dilution

join our toxin courses

Expand your knowledge on botulinum toxin and join us in one of our Master Courses in this Field of Study.