Satisfaction of Patients After Treatment With Botulinum Toxin for Dynamic Facial Lines

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Abstract

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 questionnaire (the Freiburg questionnaire on aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery). The items assessed were attitudes on beauty and body, satisfaction with treatment outcome, and general quality of life. A prospective study consisting of the same items runs parallel and will be published later.

RESULTS

More than 80% of the patients answered that the treatment had been beneficial to them. All patients would recommend treatment completely or mostly. Only a very small part of the patients was moderately stressed by the treatment.

CONCLUSION

Injections with BTX-A is a satisfying and well-tolerated treatment of dynamic facial lines for all patients in this pilot study.

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