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Filler Pearls: General Considerations

  • John R. Burroughs
  • Richard L. Anderson

Abstract

Fillers are an outstanding adjunct to Botox and, in some situations, are superior to surgery. In our practice, we prefer the nonanimal-based synthetic fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiess). This is because skin and allergy testing is not required and there is no risk of animal-based disease transmission. In our practice, we have found that patients have a higher acceptance for the synthetic than for animal-based products. Patient acceptance is quite high, and both the physician and patient can immediately enjoy the rejuvenative effect just following injection. We recommend patients avoid any blood-thinning agents for approximately 2 weeks prior to injections.

Keywords

Public Health Hyaluronic Acid Plastic Surgery Disease Transmission General Consideration 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Soparkar, CN, Patrinely JR, Tschen J. Erasing restylane. Opthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2004;20:317–318.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Burroughs
    • 1
  • Richard L. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Eye and Facial AppearancesColorado SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Center for Facial AppearancesSalt Lake CityUSA

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