Withdrawal of Merz Pharmaceuticals Novabel Derma Filler
Novabel is a colourless dermal filler composed of cross-linked alginate. It is supplied in a prefilled, 1 ml,
single-use syringe with two sterile 30G ½ needles.
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH issued a Field Safety Notice (dated 23 July 2010), advising practitioners to
stop using Novabel® . The manufacturer has received reports of adverse reactions to the filler including redness, bruising, pain,
swelling and histologically confirmed granuloma. They have also received reports of nodules and
indurations in the infra-orbital area.
Be You Cosmetic and Plastic surgery have never used this derma filler product in any of our procedures.