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BACKGROUND Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Restylane(®) are frequently used for the correction of facial soft tissue defects. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of a novel HA filler, Emervel(®) Classic, with those of Restylane in the treatment of moderate nasolabial folds. METHODS This was a split-face, randomized and evaluator-blinded(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy remains about the longevity of correction in autologous fat grafts and its relation to adipocyte survival. Reported long-term fat graft survival rates differ widely, depending on harvesting method, means of reinjection, injection site, and evaluation methods. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate histologic findings of aspirated adipose tissue(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain first evidence on the patient satisfaction after treatment with botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) and to check for differences in satisfaction with respect to clinical, psychologic, and sociodemographic parameters. METHODS In this pilot study, 30 patients who had been treated with BTX-A within the last 3 months answered a standardized(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess patient satisfaction with liposuction in tumescent local anesthesia (TLA) and to define a patient profile regarding sociodemographic data. METHODS Three hundred randomly selected patients were asked by mail to complete a standardized questionnaire on aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery 3-25 months after liposuction. The 64 items(More)
Due to the developments and changes of tumescent solution, infiltration technique, and cannulas, we perform tumescent liposuction today using up to 6-8 l tumescent solution. Total aspirate measures up to 9 l, pure fat aspired up to 5 l. Tumescent liposuction of extended areas can still be done as an outpatient procedure. The condition of patients intra- and(More)
The botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) product Azzalure (manufactured by Ipsen Biopharm Limited, Wrexham, UK; distributed by Galderma), measured in Speywood units (s.U) has been available since 2009 for temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines. Although we know much about the use of Azzalure for aesthetic indications, some(More)
The increasing number of liposuction procedures has led to a growing number of iatrogenic fat tissue deformities, in addition to those of idiopathic, traumatic and disease-related nature. Correspondly the need for corrective procdures has incraesed. In recent years a number of methods have been developed with are minimally invasive and low-risk. LipoRepair(More)
BACKGROUND Soft tissue augmentation using autologous fat is a standard method in facial rejuvenation and in refinement of body contouring. Different procedures by different authors have been described, each with its specific advantages and disadvantages. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to describe a method of harvesting, processing, and(More)
BACKGROUND Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection is a popular nonsurgical aesthetic procedure. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness and safety of 2 hyaluronic acid fillers (HAEC and HARES) for treatment of moderate nasolabial folds (NLFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS This was an evaluator- and subject-blinded split-face study. HAEC or HARES was randomly(More)