Botulinum toxin

Cosmetic Procedures for the Millennial Aesthetic Patient
Minimally Invasive Facial Cosmetic Procedures for the Millennial Aesthetic Patient
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Introduction In aesthetic medicine, millennials have emerged as one of the leading patient demographics seeking minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.1-3 Millennials, defined as the generation of individuals born between 1981 and 1996, have surpassed baby boomers as the largest living generation in the United States.4,5 Extending between the ages of 23 and 39, this group is comprised of indivi …
Patient Buzz: The Rise of the ‘Botox Bar’
botox bar
by Allison Sit on
Glamour recently posted an article on the rise of the "Botox Bar.” These aesthetics bars offer injectables in a consumer-friendly manner reminiscent of upscale nail salons and blowout bars. How should dermatologists respond? For an expert opinion, I consulted Heidi A. Waldorf, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Waldorf is …
Battling Neuropathic Scar Pain With Botulinum Toxin
Botox for scar pain
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Abstract Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) is a neurotoxic protein that prevents the release of neurotransmitters from presynaptic nerves and has shown promise in treating neuropathic pain. Recently, BTA has been used to treat painful keloids and scars. We present a patient with refractory neuropathic pain in a normotrophic spread-scar treated with the injection of BTA. A 47-year-old Caucasian female …
Journal Review Series: July-September 2018
Journal Review Series
by Ramya Kollipara, MD on
Derm In-Review Advisory Council Member, Dr. Ramya Kollipara, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of July, August, and September of 2018. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from the …
Social Significance of the Eyebrows and Periorbital Complex
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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the eyebrows must surely be the frames, shaping the face and giving definition to the eyes and forehead. Many women spend a great deal of time maintaining the appearance of the eyebrows, via plucking and shaping, cosmetics, or even surgical implants. Historically, fashionable trends revolved around thickness, hue, and the shape of the arch; and there is no …