Soft Tissue Augmentation: A Review
July 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 7 | Original Article | 630 | Copyright © July 2006
Emmy M. Fernandez MD, Christine L. Mackley MD
The continuing quest for the ideal dermal filler has led to an abundance of injectable agents. The ideal filler should be easy
to manufacture, store, and administer. It should also be inexpensive, nontoxic, nonallergenic, natural appearing, and long
lasting. There is not yet a filler that fulfills all of these criteria; each product has its own advantages and disadvantages. This
review will examine the diverse array of fillers to date.