The use of sodium deoxycholate (DC) in aesthetic medicine for reducing unwanted localized fat deposits is a procedure in use for over 30 years. Lower eyelid fat pads are one of the main imperfections of the middle third of the face. The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness and the safety of a second-generation injectable solution containing sodium deoxycholate 1.25% (DB125) for the treatment of lower eyelid fat pads. A multi-centre observational prospective study was carried out between May and October 2017. Patients presented various forms and degrees of lower eyelid fat pads. They were treated montly apart until the clinical result was obtained. The technique was explained. The study treated 120 patients for a total of 306 infiltration sessions (average 2.55 per patient). Patients gave the effectiveness of the treatment an average score of 7.125 (7.28 in men and 7.03 in women). The greatest successes were in patients under the age of 40. The medical evaluation showed therapeutic success in 85.83%. Adverse events were reported. The results of the study are encouraging since they have shown a therapeutic success from both the viewpoint of specialist medical assessment and from the personal, subjective view of the patients treated. This success did not show any significant differences between sex. On the other hand, outcome has been better in the younger age groups. The high degree of effectiveness shown in the study was associated with a minimal occurrence of adverse events. Therefore DB125, used with the right technique and dosage, is effective and safe to treat lower eyelid fat pads.
|Titolo:||Non-surgical treatment of lower eyelid fat pads with an injectable solution acid deoxycholic based|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|