Softform for facial rejuvenation: historical review, operative techniques, and recent advances

Facial Plast Surg. 2000;16(1):23-8.


The deep nasolabial fold and other facial furrows and wrinkles have challenged the facial plastic surgeon. A variety of techniques have been used in the past to correct these troublesome defects. Advances in the last five years in new materials and design have created a subcutaneous implant that has excellent properties. This article reviews the development and use of Softform facial implant.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials* / chemistry
  • Biocompatible Materials* / history
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Injections, Subcutaneous
  • Lip / surgery
  • Nose / surgery
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene* / chemistry
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene* / history
  • Rhytidoplasty* / adverse effects
  • Rhytidoplasty* / history
  • Rhytidoplasty* / methods
  • Rhytidoplasty* / trends
  • Skin Aging
  • Surface Properties


  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene