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Radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to the corrugator muscle for elimination of glabellar furrowing.
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PMID:  10937076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glabellar furrows are caused by hyperdynamic activity of the corrugator supercilii muscles. A minimally invasive, percutaneous technique for eliminating glabellar furrows is described. An insulated, bipolar needle is inserted vertically through the eyebrow skin to entrap the corrugator nerve plexus. To confirm proper positioning, a stimulating current is delivered to the needle during observation of corrugator supercilii muscle response. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered to the needle, thereby ablating the intervening nerve tissue. This technique is in the early stage of optimization and is being evaluated in an ongoing Stanford University Human Subjects protocol, Stanford, Calif. The preliminary results are reported herein.
D S Utley; R L Goode
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1521-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    1999 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-24     Completed Date:  2000-08-24     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Calif., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cosmetic Techniques*
Electrocoagulation* / adverse effects
Facial Muscles / innervation*
Motor Neurons
Peripheral Nerves / surgery
Skin Aging

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