Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(2): 149-152
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-861756
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.

Fascian®

Steve Burres1
  • 1University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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Publication Date:
11 January 2005 (online)

ABSTRACT

Fascian® is preserved particulate fascia derived from the gastrocnemious fascia that extends from the Achilles tendon. Over 50,000 syringes of material have been sold to physicians over the past six years with an impeccable safety record. The material has been used for wrinkles, scars, fat atrophy, diffuse depressions, paralyzed lips and tongues, nasolabial folds, cellulite, and other problems. Solid fascia grafts are routinely replaced with native collagen and a similar effect may be achieved with Fascian®, especially after repeat injections. The FDA classifies the material as a tissue product, so injections may be made anywhere in the human body at the physician's discretion. Injections may last froma few months to permanently, depending on the volume of material, location, particle size, skin layer, and technique.