Scott Glazer

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States

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    ABSTRACT: Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is indicated in the United States for use in immune-competent patients for correction of shallow-to-deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which a deep dermal grid pattern injection technique is appropriate. It is also indicated for restoration and/or correction of signs of lipoatrophy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus. The authors examine the efficacy of injectable PLLA for correction of nasolabial fold wrinkles, based on Investigator Global Evaluations (IGE). A randomized, multicenter, subject-blinded, parallel-group study compared injectable PLLA versus human collagen for correction of nasolabial fold wrinkles for 13 months after up to four treatments (intent-to-treat population, 233). Injectable PLLA-treated subjects were followed up for an additional 12 months (total, 25 months) after the final treatment session. Efficacy was also assessed through secondary IGE for improvement, which is the subject of this report. IGE reports of improvement were significantly greater in subjects who received injectable PLLA versus those who received human collagen (p < .001). Overall improvement with injectable PLLA was 100% three weeks after the final treatment, remaining above 85% through month 25. Overall IGE of improvement with human collagen declined from 94.0% at week three to 6.0% at month 13. Both treatment groups had similar safety profiles. IGE of improvement were significantly greater with injectable PLLA treatment than with human collagen treatment at all time points following the last treatment. Injectable PLLA treatment continued to show a beneficial effect for up to 25 months.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2011 · Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery
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    ABSTRACT: This is a report of the secondary endpoints, Subject Global Evaluation (overall improvement) and Subject Satisfaction scores, from a study designed to examine the efficacy of injectable poly-L-lactic acid for the correction of nasolabial fold wrinkles over 25 months. A randomized, subject-blinded, parallel-group, multicenter clinical study was conducted to compare the effects of injectable poly-L-lactic acid with those of human collagen for the treatment of nasolabial fold wrinkles at 13 months following the last treatment. Injectable poly-L-lactic acid-treated subjects were followed for 25 months. From month 3 through month 13 following the last treatment, injectable poly-L-lactic acid-treated subjects (n = 116) reported significantly higher Subject Global Evaluation scores compared with human collagen-treated subjects (n = 117; p < 0.001). Overall Subject Global Evaluation scores for injectable poly-L-lactic acid-treated subjects were 99 percent at week 3, 91 percent at month 13, and 81 percent at month 25 (all times following the last treatment). In contrast, for human collagen-treated subjects, overall Subject Global Evaluation scores declined by 84 percent, from 96 percent at week 3 to 15 percent at month 13. Subject Satisfaction scores were significantly different (p < 0.01) between treatment groups beginning week 3 and continuing through month 13. Overall Subject Satisfaction scores were maintained for over 80 percent of injectable poly-l-lactic acid-treated subjects (n = 106) at month 25 after the last treatment. Treatment of nasolabial fold wrinkles with injectable poly-l-lactic acid resulted in statistically significantly higher Subject Global Evaluation and Subject Satisfaction scores compared with human collagen at 13 months. Injectable poly-l-lactic acid-treated subjects maintained improvements for up to 25 months after treatment.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2011 · Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    ABSTRACT: Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a synthetic, biodegradable, biocompatible polymer device. We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of injectable PLLA with human-derived collagen in treating nasolabial fold wrinkles. In this randomized, evaluator-blinded, parallel-group, multicenter study, subjects received injectable PLLA (n = 116) or collagen (n = 117) injections (1-4 visits, 3-week intervals). Wrinkle Assessment Scale scores were calculated at screening; posttreatment week 3; months 3, 6, 9, and 13 (injectable PLLA or collagen groups); and months 19 and 25 (injectable PLLA group). Safety data were obtained from subject interviews and case report forms. Injectable PLLA significantly improved mean Wrinkle Assessment Scale scores (all time points, P < .001). Improvements (up to 25 months after last treatment) were significantly greater (P < .001) than with collagen for posttreatment months 3 to 13. Mostly white women and subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types II and III were included. Injectable PLLA provides well-tolerated, effective, and long-lasting (up to 25 months) nasolabial fold wrinkle correction.
    Full-text · Article · Mar 2010 · Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology