Oil-soluble vitamins: illegal use for lip augmentation.

Kamouna, B; Kazandjieva, J; Balabanova, M; Dourmishev, L; Negentsova, Z; Etugov, D; Nikolova, A; Miteva, L; Haneke, Eckart (2014). Oil-soluble vitamins: illegal use for lip augmentation. Facial plastic surgery, 30(6), pp. 635-643. Thieme 10.1055/s-0034-1396903

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Fillers for lip augmentation have become more and more popular in recent years and seem to be indispensable in the cosmetic market nowadays. A series of six young females is presented who developed massive swellings and pain after vitamins A and/or E lip augmentation. The vitamins were extracted from gelatinous capsules (Gericaps [Adipharm EAD, Sofia, Bulgaria], Geritamins [Actavis EAD, Balkanpharma-Dubnitsa AD, Bulgaria], or vitamin E yellow gel capsules) and injected by unprofessional physicians and beauticians in different cosmetic centers. Physical examination revealed firm indurations of the lips and perioral skin, tenderness, erythema, and hard dermal nodules. Histological analysis revealed numerous round-to-ovoid cavities of varying sizes, resulting in a Swiss cheese-like appearance, consistent with lipogranulomas. The patients were treated with systemic and intralesional triamcinolone injections and broad-spectrum antibiotics with good clinical response. In conclusion, these cases demonstrate the danger of the use of unregistered products as fillers injected by unprofessional physicians and beauticians.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Haneke, Eckart

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1098-8793

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Schenk

Date Deposited:

15 Apr 2015 14:53

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2015 11:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0034-1396903

PubMed ID:

25536130

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.61916

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61916

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