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

Abstract
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.