Midface lifting with botulinum toxin: intradermal technique
Article first published online: 25 NOV 2009
© 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 312–316, December 2009
How to Cite
Petchngaovilai, C. (2009), Midface lifting with botulinum toxin: intradermal technique. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 8: 312–316. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2009.00467.x
- Issue published online: 25 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 25 NOV 2009
- Accepted for publication August 12, 2009
- midface lifting;
- intradermal technique;
- botulinum toxin
Background An intradermal injection technique is a variation of the intramuscular or subcutaneous injection technique usually performed with botulinum toxin for facial rejuvenation. The technique applied to realign the imbalance of the facial muscles by weakening the downward pull of the depressors and allowing the levators to contract in a compensatory fashion results in midface lifting and rejuvenation.
Aims To address the intradermal injection technique of botulinum toxin for midface lifting.
Methods A restrospective review of the patients undergoing midface lifting during the year 2008, the procedure, the details of the injection technique, and outcomes are described.
Results An intradermal injection technique of botulinum toxin successfully gives rise to midface lifting and rejuvenation.
Conclusion An intradermal injection technique of botuinum toxin treatment is effective for aesthetic improvement in the midface.