Facial plast Surg 2009; 25(2): 120-123
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1220652
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New Fillers under Consideration: What Is the Future of Injectable Aesthetics?

Alexander Rivkin1 , 2
  • 1Westside Aesthetics, Los Angeles, California
  • 2University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
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Publication Date:
04 May 2009 (online)

ABSTRACT

The past 5 years in the United States have seen an explosion in the popularity of noninvasive aesthetic procedures. Not only have fillers and Botox turned out to be fantastically reliable and effective aesthetic tools, but also they have vastly expanded the accessibility of cosmetic procedures. Our cosmetic filler options are growing quickly as more and more fillers are coming before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking entry into the lucrative U.S. market. This article outlines the approval process that foreign fillers go through in their home countries and gives an idea of the fillers that are currently under consideration by the FDA. As our armamentarium of injectable fillers grows, it will be essential to know each product's strengths and weaknesses so that we can provide our patients with the best possible aesthetic results.