Hyaluronic acid fillers help boost patient satisfaction

Ophthalmologists who use botulinum toxin type A to help patients improve their appearance should add the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to their procedures because they have many ideal characteristics, recommends one oculoplastics specialist. HA fillers are made of natural substances; no toxic effects are known. They can be used alone or in combination with permanent procedures such as fat transplantation; they have a combined effect with botulinum toxin; and they can be eliminated, if needed, through the use of hyaluronidase. HA fillers also have a low incidence of side effects, are easily stored, do not need to be refrigerated, and come in preloaded syringes with small needles.