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Building Beauty: Understanding Facial Proportions, Phi, & Use of Volumizing Soft Tissue Fillers
Friday, March 01
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Timothy C. Flynn, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Design appropriate aesthetic interventions based on mathematical principles of beauty.
- List ideal beauty characteristics
- Evaluate faces and compare what specifically makes a face attractive
The use of safe available soft tissue fillers and botulinum toxin has revolutionized treatment of the aging face. As dermatologists have learned about volumization and aesthetic unit positioning, interest has increased in mathematical constructs of beauty in order to achieve real improvements in attractiveness. Many areas of the beautiful face reflect the golden ratio, also termed Phi. Nature reflects these relationships in many things considered attractive. The use of Phi in cosmetic improvements of the aging face will be demonstrated. Images of patients who have been treated according to mathematical proportions will be shown.