How to Avoid Skull Foramina with Dermal Fillers

Use this tip from Harley Academy experts to safely place deep supraperiosteal dermal filler deposits.

When treating a patient, you can palpate the supraorbital foramen to approximately predict where the infraorbital and mental foramen are located, in a straight line down the face. This also typically correlates to the position of the 2nd premolar. 

As an Aesthetic practitioner, you can use this to protect the neurovascular bundles emerging from the foramen when placing deep supraperiosteal dermal filler deposits, particularly with a needle.

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Last updated: 24 March 2021

Skull Foramina