Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Successful Management of Hyaluronic Acid Infiltration Embolism in Face: A Case Report

Hector Cesar Durán Vega* and Alba Regina Camargo Goñi

Department of Plastic Surgery, Regional General Hospital T1, Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

*Correspondance to: Hector Cesar Dur´┐Żn Vega 

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Abstract

The use of Injectable Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in wrinkle filling and facial volumization is one of the most commonly performed procedures in cosmetic dermatology practice. While vascular complications are rare, techniques for their management and treatment should be known by any physician performing the procedure. We present a case of a 39-year-old male who experienced vascular occlusion of nasal alar region following HA injection. He experienced persistent pain, tenderness and progressive color alteration of the skin on the injected area that extended to the maxilar region of the same side. This case highlights the importance of immediate recognition and treatment of vascular occlusion to improve patient outcomes and reduce risk of permanent complications.

Keywords:

Hyaluronic acid; Vascular complications; Hyaluronidase; Nasal alar necrosis; Injectable fillers

Citation:

Vega HCD, Goni ARC. Successful Management of Hyaluronic Acid Infiltration Embolism in Face: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1860.

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