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120711-1The risks of using non-FDA approved products need to be considered before having a filler injection. “Expression” is a hyaluronic acid based filler that was FDA approved for use as an internal splint after nose surgery. However, some injectors were using it as a facial filler. Now reports of complications prompted the FDA to issue a warning. Before having a filler treatment, ask your plastic surgeon if it is approved by the FDA as a soft tissue filler or dermal filler, and not just approved for another use.

  • Source: FDA Warning
  • Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2014