Novel hyaluronidase technique helps manage vascular complications of dermal fillers

WAILEA, Hawaii — Vascular occlusion is the most ominous complication of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, according to a speaker here.
Vascular occlusion occurs when the filler is unintentionally injected into a blood vessel, causing embolic phenomena and tissue necrosis.
“You don’t see occlusions very often, but when they do happen, they can be devastating to the patient, especially, but also to the practitioner,” Steven G. Yoelin, MD, said at Hawaiian Eye/Retina 2024.
Understanding the underlying anatomy is the first important step in order to avoid injecting the filler into

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