Dr. Bruce Katz was featured in a Healio article entitled "PMMA-collagen gel effective, safe as ‘long-term filler’ in mid-face volume loss."
“PMMA, as a long-term filler, is safe and effective for mid-face volume loss,” Bruce Katz, MD, told Healio.
“It is the only 5-year-plus duration filler so we wanted to evaluate its effectiveness for mid-face volume loss,” Bruce Katz, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of JUVA Skin & Laser Center, New York, told Healio.
In the prospective, single-center, 2-year extension study, Katz and Madeline Malayeva, BEd, clinical research coordinator at JUVA Skin & Laser Center, assessed the safety and efficacy of PMMA-collagen gel at 24 and 36 months...
“We used 3D imaging, which is not usually performed in filler studies,” Katz said. “I believe it to be the best way to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate the changes from fillers"...
“Doctors are always concerned about the side effects of PMMA, but we were surprised that there were not more than with most other fillers such as minor bruising and swelling,” Katz told Healio.
Overall, Katz believes that this is a positive outcome for PMMA in this patient population.
“PMMA, as a long-term filler, is safe and effective for mid-face volume loss,” Katz concluded.