Effect of prophylactic antibiotics on polyacrylamide gel safety in facial augmentation.

@article{Nygart2014EffectOP,
  title={Effect of prophylactic antibiotics on polyacrylamide gel safety in facial augmentation.},
  author={Jesper F Nygart and Victoria A Nygart and Marie Borggren and Michael Friis Tvede},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={571-3}
}
BACKGROUND Polyacrylamide hydrogel has in the last decade gained popularity as an injectable filler for facial augmentation due to its features of non-toxicity, biocompatibility, safety profile, and immediate effect. However, as all types of injections carry the risk of infection and since the polyacrylamide hydrogel is a non-degradable implant, the possibility of bacterial biofilm formation exists. Theoretically, the risk of infection and subsequent biofilm formation can be avoided by using… CONTINUE READING