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A Prospective, Noninterventional Study of the Treatment of the Aging Hand with Juvéderm Ultra® 3 and Juvéderm® Hydrate

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Abstract

Background

Hand rejuvenation aims to restore volume and produce smooth, elastic skin. A combined treatment has been proposed: Juvéderm Ultra® 3 for filling and smoothing the skin and Juvéderm® Hydrate to rehydrate and restore skin quality.

Methods

Twenty physicians enrolled 99 subjects (i.e., 198 hands). At the first visit, hands were injected with Juvéderm Ultra® 3. At the second visit (day 15) hands were treated with Juvéderm® Hydrate. A final assessment was made at day 30.

Results

Ninety-eight percent of subjects were female (mean age = 60.3 years). Mean volumes injected were 1.02 ml Juvéderm Ultra® 3 per hand at day 0 and 0.91 ml Juvéderm® Hydrate per hand at day 15. Mean grading on the Hand Aging Scale was 3.18 preinjection, which decreased to 1.73 on study completion (p < 0.0001). Injections were rated as “very easy/easy” in 99.4 and 98.9 % of cases for Juvéderm Ultra® 3 and Juvéderm® Hydrate, respectively. Most physicians found both products “very easy/easy” to massage. Physician evaluation based on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) showed that the proportion of “very much/much improved” was significantly higher at days 15 and 30 compared to baseline (63.7 and 70.3 vs. 41.8 %). Patient GAIS scores showed that the proportion of “much improved” was significantly higher at day 30 than at day 15 (53.1 vs. 43.9 %). Over 94 % of physicians and approximately 90 % of subjects would recommend treatment. The adverse event rate was 8.2 %, including edema, hematoma, redness, and pain.

Conclusion

Combined Juvéderm Ultra® 3 and Juvéderm® Hydrate treatment is effective and safe for rejuvenating the aging hand.

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Acknowledgments

The following people were involved in recruiting patients to the study: T. Michaud, Mulhouse, France; I. Rousseaux, Loos, France; L. Fouque Parachini, Nice, France; C. Ligeron, Castelnau Le Lez, France: S. Reynes Van Brabandt, Chateaurenard, France; L. Beille, Grenoble, France; E. Narjoux, Tassin La Demi Lune, France; P. Grolleau-Rochicciolo, Ramonville Saint Agne, France; J. P. Cayatte, Marseille, France; V. Gassia, Toulouse, France; M. Baspeyras, Bordeaux, France; D. Boineau, Bordeaux, France; C Raimbault Gerard, Metz, France; M. Darchy Gilliard, Orleans, France; S. Body, Tours, France; M. Taieb, Paris, France; S. Sebban, Levallois Perret, France; C. de Goursac, Paris, France; M.-H. Charavel Bordeaux, France. Medical writing support for this manuscript was provided by Grey Healthcare.

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This study was sponsored by Allergan, Inc. (Irvine, CA, USA) and the author received payment for participation in the study and payments for consultancy services.

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Dallara, JM. A Prospective, Noninterventional Study of the Treatment of the Aging Hand with Juvéderm Ultra® 3 and Juvéderm® Hydrate. Aesth Plast Surg 36, 949–954 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-012-9890-5

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