Three-Dimensional Remodeling of Young Asian Women's Faces Using 20-mg/mL Smooth, Highly Cohesive, Viscous Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: A Retrospective Study of 320 Patients

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Abstract

Background

Because Asian faces are generally flatter than Caucasian faces, Asian women are increasingly requesting facial volume enhancement.

Objective

To clarify the effectiveness and safety of a volumizing treatment using 20-mg/mL smooth, highly cohesive, viscous hyaluronic acid fillers in young Asian women.

Materials and Methods

We retrospectively reviewed 320 patients who had been treated with this filler from March 2010 to February 2012. The filler was injected in the shape of a diamond to the glabella, both malar eminences, and chin. Overall, 4 to 6 mL of filler was sufficient to enhance the volume of a face in young Asian women. Both the physicians and patients rated effectiveness on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale at week 4. Need for touch-up and any adverse events were also evaluated.

Results

Most patients were very satisfied with this volumizing procedure, and there were no major complications.

Conclusion

The 20-mg/mL smooth, highly cohesive, viscous hyaluronic acid filler is an effective, well-tolerated treatment option in young Asian women wishing for a more-three-dimensional profile.

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