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Quality of Life and Satisfaction of Patients After Full-Face Injections of Abobotulinum Toxin Type A: A Randomized, Phase IV Clinical Trial.
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PMID:  24301237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Although botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) has been used effectively and safely to reduce facial dynamic wrinkles, few studies assessed patients' quality of life and satisfaction after treatment.<br />
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life and satisfaction of patients treated with full-face injections of variable doses of abobotulinum toxin A (ABO).<br />
METHODS: Ninety subjects were randomized into 3 different groups, receiving 120-165 U, 166-205 U and 206-250 U, respectively. WHOQOL- BREF and Satisfaction and Self-assessment Questionnaire (SSQ) were completed by subjects up to 6 months after treatment.<br />
RESULTS: Most of the subjects were women (96.5%). For the physical domain in WHOQOL, a difference was observed between baseline and visit 2 (p = 0.036). There was no difference between groups for mean grades regarding amount of wrinkles, beauty, harmony and symmetry. However, there was a significant difference in the mean grades between visits. Patients' opinions also showed an improvement in their self-image up to four months after treatment, according to the self-grading.<br />
CONCLUSION: The results presented in this study show improvements in patients' quality of life during the peak of action of BoNT-A treatment, regarding the physical aspect. In addition, patients reported good satisfaction after a full-face approach.<br /><br /> <em>J Drugs Dermatol.</em> 2013;12(12):1363-1367.
Doris Hexsel; Cristiano Brum; Manoela D Porto; Mariana Soirefmann; Carolina Siega; Juliana Schilling-Souza; Ticiana C Rodrigues
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1545-9616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drugs Dermatol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160020     Medline TA:  J Drugs Dermatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1363-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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