Med Laser 2022; 11(1): 57-60  https://doi.org/10.25289/ML.2022.11.1.57
A Refractory Filler Granuloma Successfully Treated with a Combination of an Insulated Monopolar Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedle Device and a Quantum Molecular (QM) Resonance Technology Device
Guk Jin Jeong1,*, Jae Wan Park2,*, Sun Hye Shin2, Young Gue Koh2, Seog Kyun Mun3, Kwang Ho Yoo2, Beom Joon Kim2
1Department of Dermatology, The 2nd Air Defense Missile Brigade, Cheonan, Korea
2Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Beom Joon Kim
E-mail: beomjoon74@gmail.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2320-7621

*These two authors contributed equally to this work as the first authors.
Received: December 13, 2021; Accepted: January 26, 2022; Published online: March 30, 2022.
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Abstract
With an increase in the indications and number of filler injection cases, there has been an increase in the complications related to the treatment. A foreign body granuloma is a late/delayed-onset dermal filler complication. Despite its rare incidence, a filler granuloma can cause both cosmetic and psychological problems in patients, especially when it is chronic and refractory to treatment. We report a case of a patient with a chronic refractory filler granuloma that was successfully treated with a combination of an insulated monopolar radiofrequency microneedle device and a quantum molecular resonance technology-based device. We expect further developments in technology and medical devices for effective treatment of filler granulomas.
Keywords: Dermal filler; Granuloma; Quantum molecular resonance device; Radiofrequency


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