Wrinkle filler gets nod

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for moderate-to-severe frown lines, medically called nasolabial folds.

BioForm Medical issued a statement describing its Radiesse as a longer-lasting alternative to existing wrinkle fillers. The company said its calcium-based microsphere technology not only fills in facial folds and depressions, but also stimulates the body to produce collagen, the fibrous protein that gives the face its structure and fullness.

The drug was also newly approved to improve the appearance of people with HIV who have significant facial fat loss (lipoatrophy), the California-based company said.

Radiesse was first FDA approved in 2002 for use in facial reconstructive surgery. – (HealthDayNews)

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