Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 1360–1363 | Cite as

Commentary on Myomodulation with Injectable Fillers: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Facial Muscle Movement

  • Michael A. C. Kane
Editor’s Invited Commentary

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Myomodulation with Injectable Fillers: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Facial Muscle Movement is an interesting article about the potential muscle modulation that occurs when fillers are injected next to the mimetic muscles of the face. This is an interesting concept. It is also a concept I believe in wholeheartedly. I have no doubt in my mind that fillers placed strategically in the soft tissues of the face affect muscle movement. However, it is an extremely difficult concept to prove and this paper does little to prove it.

In a nutshell, this paper claims that the mimetic muscles of the face have an ideal resting length at which the muscle is most effective. There are references given and this concept seems to make...


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Allergan, Galderma, Merz, Teoxane, Revance, Alphaeon, Muskuloskeletal Tissue Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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