Plastic Surgeon highlights possible fillers complications
A few interesting news about cosmetic fillers are coming from Ontario Canada. The Director of research of The Plastic Surgery Clinic Jamil Ahmad, M.D., had a presentation for the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in Las Vegas with title “What’s happening in fillers and neuromodulators?”. At this presentation Dr. Ahmad refers to fillers like Volift and Vobella that are approved around the world but not in USA.
The surgeon stated: “Volift and Vobella are formulated with a different type of cross-linking, which slows the breakdown, or degradation, process. For instance, Juvéderm Ultra or Ultra Plus [Allergan] used to last seven to nine months in a patient. On average, these new fillers by Allergan last beyond a year”. Dr. Ahmad also notices that the consistency of such fillers varies and the different consistencies make the fillers ideal for different tasks. For example Vobella is thinner than Volift so its ideal to be injected intradermally (for fine lines) as well as to hydrate areas. Dr. Ahmad says: “Volift has a medium consistency, whereas, Voluma [which is approved in the U.S.] is very thick and Vobella is very thin. Volift can be used more superficially than Voluma, in corners of the mouth, cheeks, nasolabial fold. It’s a good multipurpose filler”.
Yet such fillers may involve some slight complications and its important that the costumer is aware of them, underlines Dr. Ahmad. The doctor notices that its a problem the fact that almost everybody is authorised to inject such fillers and probably one is not well educated about the complications:
“An injectable filler can block a blood vessel and block the blood flow to the skin in an area. You can recognize that right away because you see changes in the skin”. He also adds that Hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected and then the area may be massaged so as to break u p the active product and avoid long term problems.