Journal article

Injectable soft-tissue fillers: clinical overview.

Barry L Eppley, Babak Dadvand

Plast Reconstr Surg | Published : 2006

Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Know the composition and biology of injectable fillers. 2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each injectable filler. 3. Understand the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory status of each type of injectable filler, including their indications. BACKGROUND: The use of injectable filling agents for soft-tissue facial defects has a long history of successful use based on xenogeneic collagen materials. New materials of differing compositions for injection treatments either are now available or will soon be available for clinical use. METHODS: A review of the medical literature was performed..

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