After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Compare and contrast the various types of botulinum toxin on the market. 2. Appropriately select patients for treatment with cosmetic botulinum toxin. 3. Understand the common injection patterns for treating various regions of the face with cosmetic botulinum toxin. 4. List the complications associated with treating various regions of the face with cosmetic botulinum toxin.
Nonsurgical rejuvenation of the face with botulinum toxin is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. This article reviews the current evidence in treating different regions of the face: upper face, lower face, masseter, and platysma. Dosing and complications associated with different facial regions are reviewed.