Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
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Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
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Ask An Expert > Mehryar (Ray) Taban Message Board > I would like to have two granulomas removed from under my right eye from evolence. Any MD skilled in Cleveland to remove?
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I would like to have two granulomas removed from under my right eye from evolence. Any MD skilled in Cleveland to remove?
Present for five years. Injected under right eye in Canada for under eye bags.


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Oculoplastic surgeon in Cleveland  December 3, 2011 12:06 PM

See Dr Julian Perry at Cleveland Clinic.

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Rise and Fall of Evolence  December 8, 2011 2:05 AM

Somewhere around 2008, I was invited to New York City to discuss a filler for wrinkles distributed by Johnson and Johnson called Evolence®. Evolence® was a porcine (pig) collagen based agent that had a poor track record in Europe. Yet J& J?s richly paid US consultants said it was a wonderful filler. I was very concerned about the poorly designed U.S. studies, including the drug?s ability to produce allergy, and the fact that it injected like cement. Since 2004, it was well known in the European medical community that this filer performed poorly and the majority of physicians in Europe refused to use it,
However, Johnson and Johnson were convinced that their US consultants (Gary Monheit, Rhoda Narins, Fred Brandt and Corey Moss)* were correct in their assessment of Evolence®, and created an entire company division around this incredibly revolutionary product. Evolence® was approved without a meeting of the FDA advisory panel Plastic Surgery Devices because of the remarkable data produced by J&J?s US consultants*. Johnson & Johnson launched Evolence® in September of 2008 with an aggressive advertising, marketing, and sales campaign. Yet in spite of their best efforts, Johnson & Johnson stopped marketing the wrinkle filler in 2009, a little more than a year after it was launched. What was J&J?s reason? It was a politically correct version of what the US public reported. The US medical community cited ?Evolence?® as a lousy product that produced lumps upon injection into the face.
Johnson & Johnson now has more significant problems than Evolence?s failure. Johnson & Johnson agreed to a consent decree, which is a serious regulatory action of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Inflammatory reactions like those to Evolence are best treated by someone skilled in the use of injectable 5fu and
Kenalog into filler reactions.

  December 8, 2011 8:26 PM

Thank you for the time you spent to answer this truthfully. I am also a medical professional, RRT, who understands the risks of procedures.



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