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The role of bacterial biofilms in aesthetic medicine: prioritising prevention

The role of bacterial biofilms in aesthetic medicine: prioritising prevention The purpose of this article is to explore the role of bacterial biofilm formation within the field of aesthetic medicine and discuss how practitioners can reduce patient risk. Substantial research into the bacterial pathogenesis of acute infections has been the primary focus of scientists over many years; however, a new category of chronic bacterial infection has emerged that represents significant global concern due to the bacteria's adaptive resistance to conventional antibiotics and to human host response mechanisms. This poses a significant risk not only to facial aesthetic treatment outcomes, but to patient safety. It is the consensus of expert opinion that biofilm formation post dermal filler treatment is primarily the likely result of a breach of aseptic technique. Biofilm formation can result in the development of sepsis, which can prove fatal. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

The role of bacterial biofilms in aesthetic medicine: prioritising prevention

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 3 (10): 6 – Dec 2, 2014

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2014.3.10.476
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to explore the role of bacterial biofilm formation within the field of aesthetic medicine and discuss how practitioners can reduce patient risk. Substantial research into the bacterial pathogenesis of acute infections has been the primary focus of scientists over many years; however, a new category of chronic bacterial infection has emerged that represents significant global concern due to the bacteria's adaptive resistance to conventional antibiotics and to human host response mechanisms. This poses a significant risk not only to facial aesthetic treatment outcomes, but to patient safety. It is the consensus of expert opinion that biofilm formation post dermal filler treatment is primarily the likely result of a breach of aseptic technique. Biofilm formation can result in the development of sepsis, which can prove fatal.

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Dec 2, 2014

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