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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jan;3(1):20-2. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.63257.

Biofilms: their role in dermal fillers.

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Venkat Charmalaya, Centre for Advanced Dermatology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Fillers are commonly used in several aesthetic indications. Though considered safe, several side effects have been reported. The role of biofilms in the causation of some of these side effects has been elucidated only recently and this article presents a short review of the subject.


Aesthetics; biofilm; fillers

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