Background: Aesthetic improvement of the lips with hyaluronic acid fillers is a popular procedure. A comprehensive, modular, and highly individualizable method has been developed: the Lip Omnicomprehensive Volume Enhancement (LOVE) approach. The present study assessed the safety and effectiveness of LOVE across different patient age groups.Methods: This was a prospective, single-center study of women aged 20-70 years seeking nonsurgical lip enhancement or asymmetry correction. Three equally sized groups were formed based on patient age: 20-34, 35-45, and 46 years or older. Individualized treatment plans were developed taking into account patient preferences expressed in a pre-injection questionnaire. Treatment used one or more of the three modules of LOVE: lip shape [vermilion border, Vycross (VYC)-17.5]; volume (vermilion body, VYC-17.5); and hydration (submucosal area, VYC-12). Follow-up lasted 6 months.Results: Sixty patients were enrolled (mean age: 41.3 +/- 13.3 years; n = 20 per age group), all of whom were White. Most were treated with all three LOVE modules. Mean filler quantities increased with age: 20-34 years, 1.1 +/- 0.1 mL; 35-45 years, 1.5 +/- 0.1 mL; 46 years or older, 1.6 mL +/- 0.2 mL. Mean patient satisfaction at 4 weeks [on a seven-point scale from 0 (extremely dissatisfied) to 6 (extremely satisfied)] was 4.8-4.9 in each age group. Apart from minor and transient edema/bruising, there was only one complication: a case of lumps that resolved with home massage.Conclusion: The LOVE approach is safe and effective across a range of ages, with high levels of patient satisfaction.

Lip Reshaping with LOVE Approach: A Prospective Analysis Based on Two Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Bertossi, Dario;Nocini, Riccardo;Marchetti, Alberto
2021

Abstract

Background: Aesthetic improvement of the lips with hyaluronic acid fillers is a popular procedure. A comprehensive, modular, and highly individualizable method has been developed: the Lip Omnicomprehensive Volume Enhancement (LOVE) approach. The present study assessed the safety and effectiveness of LOVE across different patient age groups.Methods: This was a prospective, single-center study of women aged 20-70 years seeking nonsurgical lip enhancement or asymmetry correction. Three equally sized groups were formed based on patient age: 20-34, 35-45, and 46 years or older. Individualized treatment plans were developed taking into account patient preferences expressed in a pre-injection questionnaire. Treatment used one or more of the three modules of LOVE: lip shape [vermilion border, Vycross (VYC)-17.5]; volume (vermilion body, VYC-17.5); and hydration (submucosal area, VYC-12). Follow-up lasted 6 months.Results: Sixty patients were enrolled (mean age: 41.3 +/- 13.3 years; n = 20 per age group), all of whom were White. Most were treated with all three LOVE modules. Mean filler quantities increased with age: 20-34 years, 1.1 +/- 0.1 mL; 35-45 years, 1.5 +/- 0.1 mL; 46 years or older, 1.6 mL +/- 0.2 mL. Mean patient satisfaction at 4 weeks [on a seven-point scale from 0 (extremely dissatisfied) to 6 (extremely satisfied)] was 4.8-4.9 in each age group. Apart from minor and transient edema/bruising, there was only one complication: a case of lumps that resolved with home massage.Conclusion: The LOVE approach is safe and effective across a range of ages, with high levels of patient satisfaction.
Aesthetic improvement, lips, filler, hyaluronic acid
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