Researchers Present New Rating Scale to Assist in Lip Augmentation

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, March 17, 2022

Researchers Patrick Trevidic, MD, et al, have created and validated a 5-grade photonumeric lip fullness rating scale for use in both clinical trials and clinical practice. As published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (January 20, 2022), the Teoxane Lip Fullness Scale (TLFS) is a proprietary, 5-grade photonumeric scale developed through real subject photographs and validated through both photographic and live subject evaluation. The TLFS can be used to assess aesthetic improvement of the lips after augmentation with dermal fillers.

The TLFS was developed through a collection of photographs taken from 208 volunteer subjects, who were at least 21 years of age, and included a variety of races and ethnicities, Fitzpatrick skin types and degrees of lip fullness.

The Scale Working Group (SWG) included three clinical experts (two dermatologists and one plastic surgeon) who agreed on the “true value” severity grades of each subject’s overall lip fullness, grading them from 1 to 5 (Very Thin to Very Full).

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