Background: Available hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have unique biophysical properties that influence their clinical utility, longevity, and aesthetic outcomes.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and durability of a cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid dermal filler (CPM-HA) for the treatment of etched-in fine facial lines.
Materials and methods: Subjects with etched-in fine lines of the forehead, cutaneous lip, melolabial folds, nasolabial folds, and/or radial cheek received treatment with CPM-HA mixed with lidocaine and epinephrine, with an optional touch-up treatment at Week 2, if deemed necessary. Response to treatment (as measured by the Merz Aesthetics Scales, Lemperle Facial Wrinkle Scales, and subject self-assessment) and safety/tolerability were monitored over the course of 26 weeks.
Results: Thirty-one subjects received treatment with CPM-HA to 1 or more facial areas. All 5 treatment areas showed clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in average clinician rating scale scores at all study visits (p < .001 vs baseline). Most subjects reported maintained improvement from baseline of 50% or more throughout the 26-week study. Injection site reactions were mild and resolved without intervention.
Conclusion: Cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatment was well tolerated and provided consistent and durable improvement in the appearance of a diverse range of etched-in fine facial lines.