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A retrospective review of calcium hydroxylapatite for correction of volume loss in the infraorbital region.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19614938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The correction of infraorbital volume loss with dermal fillers results in a natural, youthful, rested appearance. Defects in this facial region should be treated for optimal patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective review describes large-scale use of injection of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) and a technique for injection into the infraorbital region. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Using a 30-gauge, 0.5 needle, CaHA was injected into the infraorbital region of 301 patients. Neat CaHA was initially twice diluted with lidocaine 2% solution in 85 patients. Subsequently, 216 patients were treated with single-dilution CaHA and 0.15 mL of 2% lidocaine. RESULTS: Injection of CaHa through a 30-gauge, 0.5 needle resulted in minimal bruising, discomfort, or pain. Infraorbital volume restoration was achieved efficiently and effectively, with natural results. Patients were satisfied with the longevity of correction. Adverse events were few and confined to ecchymosis (10%), edema (2%), and erythema (1%). Three of six patients reported edema lasting beyond 7 days. No overcorrection was observed. CONCLUSION: Using a 30-gauge, 0.5 needle, diluted CaHA can be safely injected into the infraorbital region with minimal adverse events and high patient satisfaction.
Authors:
Oscar Hevia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-02     Completed Date:  2009-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1487-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Private Practice, Miami, Florida, USA. liponet@aol.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Biocompatible Materials / administration & dosage*
Durapatite / administration & dosage*
Eye
Female
Humans
Injections, Intradermal
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Retrospective Studies
Skin Aging*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 1306-06-5/Durapatite

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