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The eyes are the windows of the soul and the maximum number of songs written in the world is about eyes. They are also one of the most looked at organs of all. Every person in their lives seeks the services of an ophthalmologist as some point or the other.  It is therefore not surprising that there has been a steady rise in eyelid aesthetic procedures in the last decade. According to a recent study by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic procedures done has gone up by 9%. India ranks number seven on aesthetic procedures performed in 2016.

Blepharoplasty tops the charts in terms of the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the world and brow lift follows up closely. Sadly, when it comes to aesthetic blepharoplasty, ophthalmologists preform only a fraction of procedures, which indicated a gap in their domain. The interest and popularity in facial aesthetic treatments and skin care has grown immensely because of the development of minimally invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures and the technological advances.

Aesthetics has always been an important part of an ophthalmologist’s area of work. They are trained in using techniques that not only enhance the appearance but also specifically work to maintain the normal ‘look’, restore it and enhance it. The desire to look youthful has grown at an exponential rate in the last few years in India. Medical practitioners have also realized the importance of using a less segmented approach in patient care in order to achieve the best results for the patients.

Novel nonsurgical treatment techniques are on the rise because they have fewer side effects and faster recovery times. This has made incorporating aesthetic procedures in the practice a far more attractive option.

The periocular area is one, which starts displaying the signs of ageing first, and people often approach the ophthalmologist for advice and guidance. The knowledge and training of ophthalmologists puts them in better position than any other specialities to evaluate and treat the patients. However most general ophthalmologists are unaware of the options available and how to harness them. The paradigm shift in the use of neurotoxins, fillers, ultrasound energy (Ultherapy), Kybella, dermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers etc. has heralded an era of awareness among all medical and non-medical sectors. Ever hair fall treatments have move from the surgical fronts to the non-surgical options such as the QR678, stem cell and PRP treatments. International Academy of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (IAFCS) offers expert course in facial contouring and rejuvenation for ophthalmologists.

Aggregated facial engineering is an area where ophthalmologists already have a basic training. Since there is no subspecialty in ophthalmology all ophthalmologists are trained in basic plastic surgery procedures such as blepharoplasty, entropion and ectropion correction and ptosis. Ophthalmologists are experts in working in close quarters; they work within millimetres and micros inside the eye where there is little scope of error. This makes them the perfect candidates to further their expertise in the field of aesthetic medicines. Furthermore

  • Ophthalmologists are good in detailed work.
  • They can diagnose and treat the disease of eyes along with aesthetic procedures

The gap however is the training in facial anatomy and techniques that can be used for the treatment of individual patients. Our facial contouring courses at International Academy of Facial Cosmetic Surgery teach how to tailor a procedure to the specific of patient’s facial structure and advent in technology. We teach how to individualize a treatment as a basic procedure such as blepharoplasty has many variations for example in some cases you might need to remove the fat and in some cases it needs to be just transferred.

IAFCS courses designed by industry experts and are in line with the  recent trends in chemodenervating agents and their applications in facial engineering and are accredited by Indian Society of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (IAFPRS).. Our course include training on the flowing nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques

Botulinum toxin: The credit of use of Botox in aesthetic procedures goes to ophthalmologists for the treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm. Today it is the most popular nonsurgical procedure in the world. Botox is used for the correcting

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Radial Lip lines
  • Marionette lines and
  • Chin lines

The Beautify with Botox one day masterclass with IAFCS will teach you about the type of Botulinum toxin type A injections and how to use them correctly and the contradictions.

Dermal Fillers: The second most popular nonsurgical option is the use of fillers. Fillers are soft tissue augmentation substances. They fix the facial contour without disturbing the surrounding tissue. Our Beautify with Fillers one day masterclass covers the use of fillers, types of filler and their application, contradictions and usage. The types of fillers include

  • Hyaluronic acid: Commonly used to fill in a depression and plump up the lips. It is available in the market under the commercial names of Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvederm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen, and Restylane. They improve the elasticity of the skin and the effects last from 3-12 months.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite: It is a synthetic and semi-permanent dermal filler. Used to fill up the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, it is available under the commercial name of Radiesses.
  • Polyalkylimide: This dermal filler is that it is completely biocompatible and is used for lip augmentation, treating deep wrinkles and depressed scars, and enhancing cheekbones and jawline. Its commercial name is Aquamid.
  • Polylactic Acid: This filler goes by the commercial name of Sculptra and it does just what its name suggests; it helps sculpt the facial contour by filling up the fine lines and augmenting thin lips. Polyactic acid stimulates the production of collage in the skin and is a nontoxic substance.
  • PMMA: Fillers work by plumping up the facial volume and PMMA filler (polymethylmethacrylate beads) is semi-permanent filler used to smooth out the deep fillers and fills in the nasolabial lines.

Kybella: Kybella is the revolutionary technique that sculpts and contours the chin without any surgical intervention. Kybella works on the principle of nonsurgical liposuction and the fat under the chin skin is broken down using a machine. This results in an immediate reduction in double chin and a younger looking facial profile.

Facial threads: Thread lift is a non-invasive alternative to surgical face-lift. Cogged threads are inserted under the skin to tighten the skin giving it an immediate uplifted look. Threads are an FDA approved method of non-surgical facial rejuvenation and when strategically placed they can contour the jowl, cheek, neck, chin, and the forehead and restore the rested and natural look.

Every face is a different and therefore about 20 flat skeletal muscles that come into play in facial contouring. Aesthetic surgery in India is in a stage of transition and mastering the versatility of treatments is what is going to put you ahead of your peers.  Our course includes both didactic can hands on training experience to ensure that you are able to incorporate the learnings in your practice immediately.