CONCLUSION: Considering the large number of patients treated until now and the efficacy and good safety profile of this treatment, the authors plead that intralesional laser treatment may be considered as a treatment option before surgery.CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.BACKGROUND: For complications caused by filler treatments, in general, two treatment regimens are advised: systemic drugs and surgical removal of the material. Another possible treatment option would be removal of the material by intralesional laser treatment.METHODS: Two hundred forty-two patients with complications caused by fillers were treated with intralesional laser treatment.RESULTS: In the majority of patients, an improvement was achieved (92 percent), in 9 percent the complication was resolved, and in 3 percent it was not improved (unknown in the rest).

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000004428, hdl.handle.net/1765/111655
Journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Schelke, L.W, Decates, T.S. (Tom S.), van der Lugt, C.I.M. (Claudia I M), Pelzer, L. (Levi), de Mey, G. (Gabrielle), & Velthuis, P.J. (2018). Intralesional Laser Treatment for Dermal Filler Complications. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 141(6), 1361–1369. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000004428