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Facial Plast Surg. 1999;15(3):255-62.

Botox for rejuvenation of the periorbital region.

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Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Abstract

Botulinum toxin (Botox) has become accepted as a unique and effective agent for treating various aesthetic concerns. The periorbital anatomy is particularly well suited for Botox treatments and is the most frequent site to benefit from the cosmetic application of the toxin. Therapy is aimed at paralyzing specific muscles in order to reverse their effects on the overlying skin. Cosmetic benefits of Botox treatment include smoother, line-free skin, improved brow contour, and optimal post surgical healing in certain circumstances. Botox therapy is simple, effective, and forgiving, making it very popular among physicians and patients alike. This chapter provides a review of botulinum toxin and practical information regarding its use for aesthetic application in the periorbital region.

PMID:
11816088
DOI:
10.1055/s-2008-1064325
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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