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Anatomy of the Periorbital Area

Hotta, Tracey A. BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS, LNC

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000163

Dermal filler and neurotoxin treatments around the periorbital area are assessed when addressing the early signs of aging. Having a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy related to the structures of the eye may reduce the risk of complications, which include severe bruising, persistent swelling, blindness, and cerebral infarction. Understanding the function of the muscles and ligaments, location of the nerves, and the pathway of the blood vessels are crucial when addressing concerns in this area.

Tracey A. Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS, LNC, is the owner of TH Medical Aesthetics and President of THMA Consult Inc.

Address correspondence to Tracey A. Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS, LNC, 75 Cricklewood Crescent, Thornhill, Ontario L3T-4T8, Canada (e-mail:

I, Tracey Hotta, have not received any funding in writing this article.

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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