University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

Recognition and Management of Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler Lower Face Vascular Occlusions


Plastic Surgery


Mary Walton, DMSc, PA


As the popularity of learning cosmetic injection skills grows, so must provider education on adverse reactions to cosmetic injectables. Providers need to be able to diagnose and treat adverse reactions such as vascular occlusion confidently and in a timely fashion. Vascular occlusions are rare, but if left untreated or inadequately treated can lead to tissue necrosis or permanent scarring. A review of vascular anatomy related to lower facial hyaluronic acid dermal filler will be provided. Additionally, this article will outline common vascular occlusion presentations of the lip and chin with associated symptoms and suggested treatment.

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