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Dermatol Surg. 2003 May;29(5):456-60.

Satisfaction of patients after treatment with botulinum toxin for dynamic facial lines.

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  • 1Rosenparkklinik Center for Aesthetic Dermatologic Surgery, Darmstadt, Germany.



To gain first evidence on the patient satisfaction after treatment with botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) and to check for differences in satisfaction with respect to clinical, psychologic, and sociodemographic parameters.


In this pilot study, 30 patients who had been treated with BTX-A within the last 3 months answered a standardized questionnaire (the Freiburg questionnaire on aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery). The items assessed were attitudes on beauty and body, satisfaction with treatment outcome, and general quality of life. A prospective study consisting of the same items runs parallel and will be published later.


More than 80% of the patients answered that the treatment had been beneficial to them. All patients would recommend treatment completely or mostly. Only a very small part of the patients was moderately stressed by the treatment.


Injections with BTX-A is a satisfying and well-tolerated treatment of dynamic facial lines for all patients in this pilot study.

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