Mathews Journal of Dermatology


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Faciometrics: A Practical Guide for Orofacial Harmonization

Tatiany Bertollo COZER1, Marcela Carvalho ESPALADORI2, Micena Roberta Miranda Alves e Silva2, Maria Tereza SCARDUA1

1Tereza Scardua Institute – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Department of Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

*Corresponding author: Marcela Carvalho Espaladori, Departamento de Morfologia, Intituto de Ciências Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, CEP 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, e-mail: [email protected]

Received Date:  October 29, 2020
Published Date: December 27, 2020
Copyright: Espaladori MC, et al. ©2020.
Citation: Espaladori MC, et al. Faciometrics: A Practical Guide for Orofacial Harmonization. M J Derm. 04(1):14. 


Faciometrics consists of making direct measurements from predefined anthropometric points that allow data to be obtained in a simple and practical way. To acquire these facial measurements, we propose the use of a specific facial ruler and following standardized references for quantitative analysis. The relationship between these measurements will guide facial interpretation. With these normative parameters, we can guide harmonization procedures and recover facial proportions, making facial features more similar to the reference. In this way, we will achieve more individualized planning that will be a more assertive approach in the proposed treatment. The purpose of this article is to describe a method that enables faciometrics using a frontal norm. A purely subjective facial analysis, which is linked to conventional planning, can also be quantified through the use of a facial ruler and then interpreted to develop effective planning in facial harmonization.

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