OBJECTIVE: Patient satisfaction is the goal of most aesthetic procedures. The aim of this study is to analyse nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures in a private practice setting, over a period of 10 years, evaluating patients’ compliance, satisfaction and maintenance of a good fiduciary link with the medical operator.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 429 patients who received nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures. Four types of treatments were considered: Botulinum toxin type A injections, Hyaluronic acid or Poly-L-lactic acid injections, and a combination therapy. The outcome analyzed included a number of patients for each treatment for each year, the treatment time interval, the number of treatments for each patient, the number of treatments according to facial sub site and the “degree of satisfaction”.
RESULTS: The most required treatment was combination therapy (36.8% of patients). The mean time and the median time of permanency in the study were respectively 19 and 6 months. After 18 months, which is the time that we considered to attest a good “degree of satisfaction”, 55% of patients were still in the study. Patients with only one treatment were excluded.
CONCLUSIONS: The study findings support evidence of a more recently described increase in popularity in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, of which combination therapy has the best performances with a good degree of satisfaction.Free PDF Download
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P. Fino, M. Maruccia, M. Ciotti, V. Amorosi, N. Scuderi
Patient satisfaction as an excellent track record in nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 20 - N. 10