By Rania Livada, DDS, MS and Jacob Shiloah, DMD
Injectable dermal fillers are widely used materials in nonsurgical cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. A report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons projects an annual increase of 3% in sales of these soft tissue fillers for use in several million patients.1 Among cosmetic procedures, dermal fillers rank second in popularity behind botulinum-toxin injections.2 Along with a continued uptick in dermal filler use, the type of medical provider that can provide such injections has also broadened and currently includes dental professionals. Like any medical procedure, however, there are inherent risks involved.
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