Correspondence: Dr Soparkar, Plastic Eye Surgery Associates, PLLC, 6655 Travis, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77003 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We congratulate Vartanian et al on their investigation of the effects of hyaluronidase on Restylane (Q-Med AB, Uppsala, Sweden), a nonanimal, stabilized hyaluronic acid in test subjects' arms.1 This excellent work has received the wide attention it deserves, a tribute to Archives’ broad readership. A number of misconceptions arising from this study, however, have made their way into common clinical practice and are now even secondarily cited.2
Soparkar CNS, Patrinely JR, Skibell BC, Tower RN. Hyaluronidase and Restylane. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007;9(4):299-300. doi:10.1001/archfaci.9.4.299