Hyaluronic acid fillers

Dermatol Ther. May-Jun 2006;19(3):141-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2006.00068.x.

Abstract

Although hyaluronic acids are a relatively new treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, they have provided numerous advances in the area of cosmetic surgery. This article discusses the inherent properties of hyaluronic acid fillers that make them ideal for treatment of facial lines. It encompasses a review of the current literature on U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved hyaluronic acid fillers and the role that each of these fillers currently has in facial cosmetics. This article also discusses the potential pitfalls and adverse effects that can be associated with using hyaluronic acids for filling facial lines. Finally, it serves as an overview of current techniques for clinical assessment of patients as well as administration and treatment of facial lines and wrinkles.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials / administration & dosage
  • Biocompatible Materials / adverse effects
  • Cosmetic Techniques* / adverse effects
  • Face*
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / administration & dosage*
  • Hyaluronic Acid / adverse effects
  • Hyaluronic Acid / analogs & derivatives
  • Injections
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin Aging*

Substances

  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Hyaluronic Acid