Injection Necrosis of the Glabella: Protocol for Prevention and Treatment After Use of Dermal Fillers
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2006
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 276–281, February 2006
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GLAICH, A. S., COHEN, J. L. and GOLDBERG, L. H. (2006), Injection Necrosis of the Glabella: Protocol for Prevention and Treatment After Use of Dermal Fillers. Dermatologic Surgery, 32: 276–281. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2006.32052.x
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2006
BACKGROUND Injection of filler materials into the dermis is well tolerated with few mild and transient side effects. Injection necrosis is a rare but clinically important potential complication caused by interruption of the vascular supply to the area by compression, injury, and/or obstruction of the vessel(s). The glabella is a particular danger zone for injection necrosis regardless of the type of filler used.
OBJECTIVE We recommend a protocol that may be used to help prevent and treat injection necrosis of the glabella after injection with dermal fillers.
CONCLUSION Injection necrosis in the glabellar region may be prevented by a knowledge of the local anatomy and an understanding of its pathophysiology and treated by a suggested protocol.