Hyaluronic acid fillers: History and overview

Ji Eon Kim, Jonathan M Sykes

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Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have many favorable characteristics that make it a popular injectable filler device. Its minimal immunogenicity and relative ease of use has helped HA become the most commonly used injectable filler today. A brief history of injectable fillers, the various injection techniques, and legal ramifications are discussed. A review of the most recent literature compares the efficacy and safety of HA to other injectable filler substances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2011


  • fillers
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Juvederm
  • Perlane
  • Restylane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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