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Comparing Injectable Filler Options in HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy

Facial lipoatrophy is a well known aesthetic complication from the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus conditions with retroviral medications. While the drugs used to to treat this medical condition have improved and nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors are being used less frequently, this every visible facial deformity still occurs in some patients even if the medications are Read More…

Illegal Silicone injections for Body Contouring

The illicit use of injectable silicone for aesthetic purposes has a long history. Once used as a face and body filling material in the 60s, it became apparent a decade or so later that adverse side effects were common consisting of foreign body reactions and permanent deformation of injected sites. It use was subsequently abandoned Read More…

Product Reviews – Allofill Injectable Filler

Injectable fillers have evolved considerably since their introduction was back in 1981. While originally an xenogeneic collagen-based product, it has become largely populated by hyaluronic acid-based products. Given their synthetic origins, almost of current injectable fillers are temporary and have variable durations of volumetric effects. Despite new injectable fillers becoming available every year, they are Read More…

Nanofat Grafting for Skin Rejuvenation

Injectable fillers are the most common method used today for a wide variety of facial volumizing effects. Ideal for patients that want an immediate result that avoids surgery, the selection of almost twenty different fillers provides a filler type for every patient’s needs. Despite these advantages injectable fillers have one major downside…lack or persistence. Despite Read More…

Strategies for Safe Injectable Filler Treatments to the Nose

The use of injectable fillers in the face has expanded tremendously over the past decade. What was once viewed as off limits to place fillers has now become commonplace. This is particularly relevant to the nose whose small and tight tissues was historically felt to be an ill advised place for injecting fillers. But today Read More…

Product Review – Juvederm Vollure XC Injectable Filler

With now over 25 synthetic injectable fillers available in the U.S., one would think there is little need for further filler products. But the ability to modify hyaluronic acid filler structures to create different aesthetic effects assures that more such filler products will continue to become available. Juvederm Vollure XC has just become FDA-approved for Read More…

Product Review – Restylane ReFyne and Restylane DeFyne

With over 25 synthetic injectable fillers on the US market it can be argued that how may more do we really need. But each new injectable filler offers some advantage and thus there is room for more. These growing number of injectable fillers has led to the concept of a toolkit of injectable treatments that Read More…

Clinic Snapshots – Injectable Fillers vs Implant Jaw Angle Augmentation

Augmentation of the facial skeleton has historically been done through the placement of preformed implants. The past decade has seen the emergence of a variety of injectable materials to create soft tissue volume augmentation. These have included a large number of synthetic fillers as well as autologous fat. As their use has become more common Read More…

Product Review: Allofill Injectable Filler

There have been numerous injectable fillers for facial use that have become commercially available since 2002 when the product concept was introduced. All of these fillers have been of the synthetic variety containing mainly resorbable and a few non-resorbable materials. While these are convenient off-the-shelf products, almost all only offer a temporary augmentation effect. Fat Read More…

Lower Blepharoplasty Approach for Injected Fat Removal

Treatment of tear trough and under eye hollows has been revolutionized by the use of injection materials. Using either resorbable injectable fillers or fat taken from the patient, injection under the eyes can fill out sunken areas creating a rejuvenated appearance. Although there are advocates for either synthetic fillers and fat, both materials can have Read More…

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