The New Face of Fillers: A Multi-Specialty CME Initiative (Part II of II) openaccess articles

August 2012 | Volume 11 | Issue 8 | Supplement | 0 | Copyright © 2012

Hema Sundaram MD, Susan Weinkle MD, Jason Pozner MD, Luc Dewandre MD, Joel L. Cohen MD, Lisa Donofrio MD, Daniel Cassuto MD, Timothy Flynn MD, Paul Lorenc MD, Steven Fagien MD, Gary Monheit MD, Philippe Kestemont MD, Mark G. Rubin MD, Rebecca Fitzgerald MD, Rod J. Rohrich MD, Andrew F. Alexis MD MPH, Murad Alam MD MSci, Julius W. Few MD, Gerhard Sattler MD, C. William Hanke MD MPH

Abstract

Part II of this two-part supplement brings together experts from the U.S., France, Germany, and Italy to discuss state-of-the-art soft tissue fillers in a fair-balanced, CME-accredited format. It includes two roundtable discussions: the first, on new and emerging concepts in fillers, provides an overview of commonly used alloplastic filler products and examines how new strategies for soft tissue augmentation are developing as filler options continue to expand; the second discusses the physicochemical properties and potential clinical applications of two new ranges of hyaluronic acid fillers that display enhanced tissue integration after implantation. International case vignettes highlight our current understanding of facial fat compartments, special considerations for skin of color, and the Tower Technique for filler implantation. Finally, consensus recommendations for the use of blunt-tipped microcannulas in injecting soft tissue fillers are presented, as well as quick poll surveys on current hot topics.

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