My friend Giuseppe Sito and I have been working with facial filler injections for over 15 years.
The range of these products has never stopped evolving and today we have high- tech fillers that allow us to offer our patients a multitude of subtly personalised treatments. The new formulas based on hyaluronic acids open up countless possibilities to fulfil the varying expectations of patients.
The introduction of the cannula has represented another important step forward. Our patients are constantly developing new requirements, favouring a natural result which is almost invisible to the eyes of those around them, while performing a tangible action on the signs of ageing. Younger patients participate in our meetings in or- der to address the signs of ageing before they actually occur. These patients tend to gather a lot of information online: they are open to the enhancement of their beauty, willing to undergo an engaging experience and take advice from the community. The concept that never changes from patient to patient is the personalisation of the treatment and experience.
The generally accepted concept: beauty is part of a natural gesture of wellbeing. The new concept: preserving beauty, caring for it, enhancing it thanks to fillers, has become more accessible.
My friend Giuseppe’s book will give aesthetic doctors the opportunity to comprehend the new injection techniques and understand which filler to choose, without losing sight of the natural result and the patient’s expectations. Of course, as is already the case during our courses, Giuseppe and I always stress the need for a thorough knowledge of 3D anatomy, of the foundations that welcome these filler injections. While anatomy is always the same, the 3D approach has revolutionised the injection therapy protocol. This has been made possible thanks to the acknowledgement of the dynamic aspect of the face.
Lastly, the artistic dimension of treatment is essential, and Italy has been the 3 birthplace of great aesthetes for centuries. The tradition is continued in this work written by Professor Sito, whose experience and expertise are recognised at national and international level.
Every time we meet, we learn something from each other, and it is an honour for me today to write the presentation to this outstanding broker of knowledge.
Professor PATRICK TRÉVIDIC
Plastic Surgeon and Anatomist in Paris