Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients Who Underwent Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

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2013-06-01
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Aquino, Marcello Simao de [UNIFESP]
Haddad, Alessandra [UNIFESP]
Ferreira, Lydia Masako [UNIFESP]
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There are increasingly more patients seeking minimally invasive procedures, which have become more effective and safer in reducing the signs of facial aging. This study included 40 female adult patients who voluntarily underwent selected minimally invasive procedures (filling with hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin injection) for facial rejuvenation. All patients were followed for a period of 6 months. They were evaluated with the use of questionnaires, a quality-of-life questionnaire (DLQI), the self-esteem scale of Rosenberg (EPM/Rosenberg), and a pain scale. the minimally invasive procedures resulted in improvement in quality of life and self-esteem, which were stronger the first 3 months after the procedures but remained at a higher level than that before treatment, even after 6 months. Hyaluronic acid with lidocaine in the formula is more comfortable for the patient as it makes the injection less painful.Level of Evidence III This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. for a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266.
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 37, n. 3, p. 497-503, 2013.