FDA gives nod; Hylaform joins ranks of fillers

May 1, 2004

Santa Barbara, Calif. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last month granted approval for Inamed Corp.'s Hylaform (Hylan-B gel). The hyaluronic-acid-based dermal filler is indicated for injection into the deep dermis for correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. The move, while expected, adds a few wrinkles of its own to the growing U.S. market for dermal fillers.