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Fda Clearance For Injectable Lip Augmentation

Restylane (hyaluronic acid) is a cosmetic facial filler approved by the US FDA in 2003 to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, but in October 2011 the FDA cleared Restylane for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.  Lip augmentation is the process of enhancing the lower and upper lip to make them appear fuller and more prominent on the face restoring lost volume due to natural aging.  Though the FDA recently cleared Restylane for lip augmentation in select patients, cosmetic and plastic experts such as Dr. Michael Eisemann and other have been using Restylane off label for this purpose with great success.  However, now that a clinical trial with definitive, empirical evidence shows that Restylane is effective for lip augmentation for periods of six months, the package insert may make this claim on its packaging and literature.  The lip augmentation clinical trial involving Restylane was performed at multiple clinical locations with 12 physicians on approximately 180 patients using a randomized controlled trial where cases received Restylane injections in the lips and controls received a placebo.  Researchers were not aware of which patients received the actual Restylane injections.  Patients were carefully followed at multiple points following treatment and they kept journals about their experiences for at least two weeks following treatment.  At the conclusion of the trial, researchers confirmed that Restylane was in fact effective.  Effectiveness was measured by independent photo reviews of before and after treatment as well as a lip fullness scale.  The clinical trial also concluded that lip augmentation using Restylane was safe for patients.  Minor adverse events in treatment included mild pain, tenderness, swelling, erythema (i.e., inflammation) and bruising.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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