Managing PMMA Injection Complications in the Midface

In an effort to better understand how to manage complications associated with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler injections for midface hollows and rhytides, researchers Roberto Murillo Limongi, MD, et al, performed a retrospective review of 11 cases of complications after periorbital PMMA injections. The review included photography and histopathology when available.

Patient ages ranged from 36...

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Managing PMMA Injection Complications in the Midface

In an effort to better understand how to manage complications associated with...

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Managing PMMA Injection Complications in the Midface

In an effort to better understand how to manage complications associated with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler injections for midface hollows and rhytides, researchers Roberto Murillo Limongi, MD, et al, performed a retrospective review of 11 cases of complications after periorbital PMMA injections. The review included photography and histopathology when available.

Patient ages ranged from 36 to 62 years. Two (18%) were men and nine (82%) were women. Adverse effects began between 2 to 24 months after injection—all patients had edema, erythema and contour irregularity. Seven (64%) patients had nodules, four (36%) had yellow, xanthomatous skin changes, and two (18%) had eyelid malposition. The histopathology demonstrated a giant cell inflammation in five of six cases. Corticosteroid injection was tried in six cases but was associated with minimal clinical improvement. Surgical debulking of the implanted material was performed in nine (82%) cases and was effective in improving edema, erythema and nodularity.

The authors concluded that “PMMA injection to the midface may be associated with chronic inflammation, fibrotic nodules, yellowing of the skin and eyelid malposition. Intralesional corticosteroid injections...

ASDS Symposium Aims to Fill Cosmetic Training Gaps

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is offering a second annual symposium in spring 2016 focusing on patient safety and achieving optimal cosmetic outcomes in an effort to enhance cosmetic medical training for residents.

The 2016 Premier Annual Resident Cosmetic Symposium will take place April 15-17 in Dallas and will be directed by ASDS members Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, and Susan H. Weinkle, MD. The Society is offering 100 scholarships for this year’s Cosmetic Symposium so that residents may strengthen their foundations in the anatomy of beauty, fat reduction, acne scar injectables, soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators, peels and cosmeceuticals, vein treatments, laser- and energy-based rejuvenation, and body contouring.

“Many residency programs struggle to provide the needed resources to effectively cover training for the cosmetic side of dermatology practices,” said Naomi Lawrence, MD, president of the ASDS. “Taking steps to fill the training gaps in the ever-evolving array of cosmetic medical procedures will help ensure dermatologic surgeons of the future are prepared to deliver optimal results for their patients.”

Galderma Launches “Mom Genes” Campaign

Galderma recently commissioned a nationwide mother-daughter survey and found that 82% of moms hope facial aging is easier for their daughters, but more than half never talk about it together. In response to those results, Galderma has launched Galderma Mom Genes, a campaign to educate women on the genetics of facial aging and to inspire optimistic dialogue between mothers and daughters.

The Mother-Daughter Facial Aging Survey found that approximately two-thirds (67%) of moms and daughters reported that they frequently worry about their face showing signs of aging; 77% among daughters reported that they are aging like their mom; and more than three-quarters (77%) of daughters and two-thirds (66%) of mothers agreed that they would be more interested in a facial treatment at a healthcare specialist’s office if they could get more natural-looking results. A surprising 81% of mothers said they would support their daughter getting a facial treatment at a healthcare specialist’s office if she wanted one.

The Galderma Mom Genes campaign celebrates moms and the role of genetics by encouraging women to post a recreation of a favorite photo of their mom to www.momgenes.com. For every...

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