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Juvéderm® Volbella™ in the perioral area: a 12-month prospective, multicenter, open-label study

Authors Eccleston, Murphy D

Received 18 August 2012

Accepted for publication 26 September 2012

Published 26 October 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 167—172


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David Eccleston,1 Diane K Murphy2

1Private Practice, Birmingham, UK; 2Allergan, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Background: Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are frequently used for lip augmentation, and a new filler has been developed with characteristics especially suited for the lips.
Methods: Four European sites treated 60 subjects with Juvéderm® Volbella™ injectable gel in the perioral area, and subjects returned to the clinic at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months for follow-up. The primary effectiveness endpoint established a priori was a Month 3 responder rate on the 4-point Lip Fullness Scale (LFS) of ≥40% and statistically > 0%, where responders improved ≥ 1 point from baseline on the investigator's assessment of LFS. At follow-up, subjects assessed lip fullness goal achievement, the look and feel of their lips, and their satisfaction with the effects of treatment.
Results: The Month 3 LFS responder rate was 93.2% (P < 0.0001), so the primary endpoint was met, and clinical effectiveness was demonstrated. The responder rate over time showed that 78.0% of subjects still had improved lip fullness at Month 9 and 48.3% at Month 12. After treatment 98.3% of subjects reported that their lip fullness goal had been achieved, and this was maintained at 86.4% at Month 9 and 56.9% at Month 12. At Month 1, 81.0% of subjects reported that their lips felt smooth, and 91.4% reported that their lips looked natural (scores of 7–10 on an 11-point scale, where 0 was an unfavorable outcome and 10 was a favorable outcome). Similarly, 96.6% of subjects reported being satisfied (scores between 7 and 10 on an 11-point scale where 0 = very dissatisfied, 10 = very satisfied) at Month 1, and by Month 12 more than 80% of subjects were still satisfied. There were no severe adverse events related to treatment.
Conclusion: Juvéderm® Volbella™ injectable gel is well tolerated and has been demonstrated to provide a smooth and natural improvement in lip fullness that lasts for up to 1 year.

Keywords: dermal filler, hyaluronic acid, lips, patient satisfaction

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