Skin aging is a complex and progressive biological process linked to the passage of time.
A wide range of anaesthetic procedures can be used with facial surgery.
The first part of the chapter is focused on the critical points and guidelines about photographic documentation in plastic surgery.
“Chemical peel” is a dermo surgical method used to treat skin diseases and blemishes: for this purpose it relies on the use of caustic substances in monosupply or in combination.
The use of non-invasive techniques for facial rejuvenation is gaining popularity worldwide.
During the times several dermal fillers have been introduced in the market.
In this chapter we analyze the ever expanding potential uses of botulinum toxin in medical practice focusing on its cosmetic used in facial rejuvenation.
Platelets have long been known for their role in early hemostasis, while their tissue regenerative properties have been discovered only over the last decade.
The face aging is a physiological process that involves the cutis, subcutis, fascia, muscle and bone.
In recent years, radiofrequency has become another tool for facial rejuvenation.
IPL is a quite recent method that uses luminous energy.
The presence of unwanted hair is extremely distressing to patients and may impact their quality of life.
Invented in 1964 by Kumar Patel of Bell Laboratories, the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is arguably the most widely used laser in medicine.
Skinlaser – Piazzale delle Belle Arti 2
Antonio Rusciani currentely serves at Skinlaser Center in Rome as a plastic surgeon and dermatologist. He completed his medical degree and residency in dermatology at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, and residency in Plastic Surgery at University La Sapienza in Rome. He obtained the Ph.D. degree at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome in 2007. In 2001 and 2002 he spent two year around Europe and US (Paris, Bonn, Frankfurt, Indianapolis) to improve his skills in Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Liposuction). Hi is author of more than 100 articles on topics such as dermatologic surgery, lasers, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rusciani lives in Rome with his wife. They are the parents of three sons.
Venuslab - Plastic Surgery and Laser Center
Giuseppe Curinga currently serves on the “Maddalena Hospital” in Palermo, (Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), and “Venuslab” Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Palermo. He received his medical degree and completed his internship and residency at University La Sapienza in Rome. Dr. Curinga has received a grant from International Society of Burn Injuries (Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore US). He is a member of ISBI (International Society of Burn Injuries) and SICPRE (Societa’ Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva ed Estetica). A specialist in plastic surgery, Dr. Curinga maintains an active research program. Dr. Curinga has published more than 60 articles on topics such as aesthetic surgery, breast surgery, burns and reconstructive surgery. A native of Calabria, Dr. Curinga lives with his wife in Palermo, Italy.