Fascian is a natural biological
substance that has been around since 1999, treating defects in facial skin. Fascian is a long and durable injectable dermal filler made from fascia, the
same type of connective tissue found throughout the human body. Fascia is what
covers the muscles and some organs. Fascia is made from the outside lateral area
of cadaver thighs.
The composition of fascia is a thick, dense, and cushy
natural human tissue that is used for soft tissue augmentation. Fascia is the
medical name for the sheets of thick, white connective tissue that are located
throughout the human body, composed mainly of collagen. Fascian is fascia that
has been removed from a human cadaver donor, freeze-dried, irradiated, and made
into fine particles.
Fascian is naturally thick which takes
the body much longer to absorb. There are some studies that have suggest that
over time, the body replaces the new fascia with its own collagen. Studies have
shown that implanted fascia stimulates the production of collagen, or what might
be considered scar tissue, to fill the defect where fascia lies. So, your body
can both "digest" and replace Fascian with your own collagen.
Fascian comes as freeze dried material
and is pre-packaged in syringes and is re-hydrated with saline or a mixture of
saline and lidocaine. The lidocaine does add comfort to the injection for the
patient. Fascian is particulated and vacuumed sealed for the physician to use. Because it comes to the physician in freeze dried formulation it can be stored
at room temperature, there is no need for refrigeration.
Fascian is available in
multiple particle sizes that can pass through a 27 gauge needle. For the larger
particles, it might take a large gauge needle ranging from 16 – 29. Injections
are given sub-dermal. Not dermal, as inflammation or lumpiness might occur.