The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects your health by assuring the safety and effectiveness of drugs and medical devices. The agency does this by requiring manufacturers of drugs and devices to perform rigorous scientific testing and reporting. Many procedures today have brand names. But a brand name being advertised doesn't always ensure FDA approval. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers the following list of FDA approved and cleared brand name procedures and treatments that will help you to make informed decisions about the many options available.
This information is presented for educational purposes only. The ASPS does not recommend or endorse the brand names products and technologies in this section.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Deep FX Fractional Resurfacing
Palomar 1540 Fractional Resurfacing
SmartXide Dot Therapy
MemoryGel - Reconstruction
MemoryGel - Augmentation
Natrelle - Augmentation
Natrelle - Reconstruction
The FDA has cleared the following brands for specific plastic surgery procedures:
Laser and Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction
Lipolite Laser Liposculpture
The chemicals used in chemical peels are primarily phenol, trichloroacetic acid and alphahydroxy acids. Each one has a different purpose for light, medium or deep chemical peels. At this time the FDA has not approved any brand name products in the chemical peel category. Consult with your plastic surgeon to identify which products are safe and effective for skin rejuvenation.
Chemical Peel Brands
Obagi Blue Peel