Info on Derma Fillers

For those interested in getting derma fillers to treat their wrinkles or sagging skin, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical officer recently noted in the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs Patient Network News that it is important for people to know the risks of this procedure. Derma fillers can be made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which Homayoun Sasson, MD, director of plastic surgery at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream and Plainview Hospital in Plainview explains is found in people’s joints and skin. The purpose of HA is to lubricate and hydrate those areas, Dr. Sasson adds. While the standard of treatment for wrinkles used to be collagen injections about a decade ago, physicians have moved to derma fillers because there is less of a risk of allergy.

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