Nonablative rejuvenation techniques continue on evolutionary path

February 1, 2005

Aruba — A number of nonablative techniques for dermal remodeling can afford improvements in skin texture, tone and elasticity, but a combination approach integrating additional noninvasive techniques, including dermal fillers, botulinum toxin type A injection, chemical peels and/or microdermabrasion, is desirable for enhancing facial rejuvenation, said Elizabeth L. Tanzi, M.D. at the Fourth Annual Caribbean Dermatology Symposium. Dr. Tanzi reviewed recent advances in nonablative rejuvenation, including the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT), radiofrequency skin tightening and photomodulation.