The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called on independent advisers for a review of the safety of cosmetic injection and filler products, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). Regular use of these products has increased dramatically over the past few years. The FDA is also reportedly seeking assistance with improving testing and the distribution of warnings pertaining to use of these kinds of cosmetic enhancers.
A major point of concern for the FDA is that some injectable fillers and similar products are being inappropriately used in ways that have not been approved by the agency, such as in cases where they are used as a substitution for collagen injections. Concerns have also arisen regarding the risks related to the performance of certain procedures on individuals with darker skin tones. Pigmentation problems are proposed to be a higher risk for these individuals.
To obtain an assessment, data will be presented on the reactions of more than 800 patients who had these kinds of cosmetic treatments performed.
Contributor: Mary Alexander Law – San Francisco product liability lawyer, Bay Area injury attorney at law Mary Alexander & Associates, handling product liability cases.