Facial Fillers get High Ratings, Study Finds

Juvederm Voluma has become a popular option for restoring volume to areas of the face like the cheeks and jawline. Now, a study has found that the formulation offers very satisfying results to most of the patients treated with the injectable procedure. The study specifically looked at patients with moderate to severe signs of aging and found that patients in this category were mostly happy with the anti-aging results Juvederm Voluma offers.

About the Study
The recent study was conducted by Julius Few, M.D., a clinical professor at the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, and his colleagues. Researchers looked at 235 patients who underwent injections of Juvederm Voluma in their midface area. Test subjects were asked to record their satisfaction ratings with their procedures in 30-day diaries. Patients were followed up for two years, using the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIL), as well as the look and feel of the midface (LAFM) and the self-perception of age (SPA).
v\]s saw improvements to their cheek and midface area six months after treatment. Nearly 90 percent were happy with their facial results after treatment. The study also found that nearly 80 percent of patients remained satisfied with their results a full two years after their initial treatment.

The patients surveyed reported looking five years younger six months after their procedure and three years younger two years after treatment. Common side effects reported with the non-surgical treatments included tenderness, swelling and bumps around the injection sites. Those side effects generally lasted no longer than two weeks after their procedures.

Satisfactory, Long-Term Results
These findings indicate patients can get satisfactory results from injectable treatments like Juvederm Voluma, particularly when their aesthetic goal is to restore facial volume lost by the natural consequences of aging. And while the large majority saw satisfactory results six month after treatment, a significant number continues to see positive results two years after treatment, with no touch-up procedures needed during that time.

“This study is the first of its kind to focus on patients’ perspectives of satisfaction for a non-invasive facial procedure. The results show that patients actually rated their feeling of improvement higher than the study’s evaluators did.”

The results of this study also let prospective patients know that Juvederm Voluma injections to restore facial volume tend to be a good value for the dollar. The procedure is relatively quick, cost-effective and offers long-term results. To learn more about your options in injectable anti-aging treatments, contact Dermacare Laser & skin Care Clinics at our Rancho Bernardo location at 858-943-2443 or in Carlsbad at 760-472-5088.