Navigation Links
Dr. Arnold Klein Warns of Dangers With Permanent and Longer Lasting Injectable Fillers
Date:5/8/2008

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As injectable fillers become mainstream it is no surprise people are looking for longer lasting and less expensive alternatives to prevent facial wrinkles. Dr. Arnold Klein, world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist with a busy practice in Beverly Hills says, "Fillers such as Artefill, Radiesse and Sculptra contain injectable Plexiglas, bone and suture material. When injected into human tissue, all of these products can cause foreign body reactions," Klein warned, "in which the body's immune system attacks these implants and bacterial biofilms can encase them, causing hard, red, painful and sometimes oozing nodules." Klein continued, "In the case of Artefill, a permanent filler, we have scientific studies showing these reactions occurred many years after the injections were administered."

With this combination of science and little long-term testing, each patient's response to these products is really unknown, according to Klein. The consequences can include lumps under the skin, long-term scarring and facial deformity Klein warned. Patients go to their dermatologists expecting to achieve a more youthful appearance after their treatments and procedures, yet the long term effect can be devastating with permanent disfigurement years after the procedure, especially in unskilled hands. "You do not want to go to Costco for your facial restoration work, and bargain shopping for cosmetic doctors and procedures can cause disastrous results," Dr. Klein stated.

A recent Los Angeles County Coroner's autopsy report found that a patient's death may have been a result of Artefill and Botox treatments. The patient had been receiving "injections of Artefill into his facial skin ...

" ... there is concern that Bovine derive (sic) substances that are part

of the Artefill preparation may cause immune dysfunction of the lung and

may be a cause of the death of this patient."

Dr. Klein believes there are time-tested and safe products on the market and he uses them daily, but warns that "you never want to put anything in your face that is permanent; permanent fillers cause permanent problems." As with any filler, the injection technique used by the surgeon is very important. His techniques include extreme attention to detail in which he analyzes the patient's facial features and injects the filler very slowly and deliberately, all of which can take time to achieve the best results. This is done painstakingly without compromising the patient's health, and minimizing any discomfort, bruising or swelling associated with the procedures.

"The health and satisfaction of my patients is always my top priority. I hold my practice to the highest standard and do not endorse products that can harm my patients," says Dr. Klein. "Dermatology in its top form is art and the face should be treated that way, with the utmost care." The canvas is the patient's face ... the artist is the dermatologist and the brush is the syringe.

About Dr. Arnold Klein

Dr. Arnold Klein is a member of 28 professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Klein is the founder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) and Rose-Tarlow-Arnold W. Klein Breast Cancer Foundation at UCLA. Dr. Klein also serves as a trustee to numerous Boards of Directors, including the Jennifer Jones-Simon Foundation, the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, The Discovery Eye Foundation and the Hereditary Disease Foundation. Dr. Klein also holds an endowed chair in dermatology at UCLA, the Arnold Klein, MD, Chair In Dermatology.

http://www.doctorklein.md


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dr. Arnold Klein
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. SURGEX(TM) Joins the Team of Sponsors for the PGA Tours 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
2. Natural Nutritions Spokesperson and Athlete Natalie Waples Wins 2008 Arnold Amateur Figure Championship
3. Breathe Technologies, Inc. Closes on $15 Million in Venture Funding Led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
4. PA Department of Health Warns Consumers About Adverse Reactions From Dietary Supplements
5. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Clarion, Crawford County Dairies
6. Avalere Study Shows Medicare Part D Helping People with Type 2 Diabetes; Warns People with Diabetes of Probability of Reaching the Donut Hole
7. New Human Services Website Details Economic Importance of Providers, Warns of Looming Crisis if System is Not Fixed Immediately
8. FDA Warns of Childrens Deaths Linked to Botox
9. FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk
10. Health Capital Group Warns of Fallout to Hospitals From the Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Urges Hospitals to Immediately Reassess Existing Debt Structures and Capital Financing Plans
11. Renaissance Health Publishing, LLC Warns the Public that ConsumerLab.com is Not Independent and Labels the CL Seal of Approval a Worthless, Paid-For Advertising Gimmick
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Dr. Poneh Ghasri, ... dental treatments to both new and existing patients. Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to improve ... who have healthy smiles with some minor or more serious cosmetic flaws. These specials ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Branches, Inc. is proud to have ... children and youth programs in South Miami. Macy’s is a wonderful community partner and ... Program provides afterschool tutoring, mentoring, enrichment and academic support to elementary students 5 days ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Hydra Skin Sciences, a top-rated skincare ... Cream, a revolutionary new anti-aging skin care product that integrates Snow Algae ... has sold over seventy-five thousand units worldwide within the first two months of release. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... WA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Dave ... Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) annual fundraiser luncheon on Friday, May 20. ... that helps the smallest victims of drug abuse,” said Newberry. , PICC is a ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... of its FDA approved sSOIP telemedicine stethoscope software that enables the stethoscope stream ... is called PCP-SSP and works with RNK’s flagship PCP-USB stethoscope. , Remote auscultation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... Norgine B.V. und ... entscheidenden Meilenstein durch diese Veröffentlichung zur  Hepatischen ... um Patientenresultate  bei Verdauungs- und Lebererkrankungen zu ... Verständnis der Hepatischen Enzephalopathie bei und hebt ... Enzephalopathie in der Öffentlichkeit zu schaffen und ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual ... 8.6 Uzbekistan 8 Ireland 7.8 India 7.3, , Source: IMF ... , which comprises of Brazil , Russia ... South Africa , registered the fastest GDP growth during the first ... China , recession in Brazil and ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Mass. , May 2, 2016  While nearly ... that osteoporosis can have on their health, only about ...   according to the results of a new survey ... To mark the start of National Osteoporosis Month, Hologic ... health, which affects nearly 56 million Americans. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: