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Raising eyebrows with botulinum toxin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10469075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Brow elevation rejuvenates the facial appearance. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a significant degree of brow elevation could be achieved through selective botulinum toxin treatment of brow depressors. METHODS: Seven women aged 31-42 (mean 37) years old were treated. The distance from lowest eyebrow cilium of the eyebrow to the midpupillary point was measured before and 1 month posttreatment. Botulinum toxin was injected into the glabellar area (7-10U) and the supralateral eyebrow (0-2.5U each side), to a total dose of 10-14 U. RESULTS: Five individuals (71%) showed brow elevation of 1-3 mm with a mean elevation of 1 mm. Two individuals showed no change. Concurrent weakening of the frown response was noted in all patients. CONCLUSION: Botulinum toxin treatment of brow depressors produces a small degree of brow elevation in the majority of patients.
S C Huilgol; A Carruthers; J D Carruthers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-16     Completed Date:  2000-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-5; discussion 376     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Botulinum Toxin Type A / therapeutic use*
Eyebrows / surgery*
Rhytidoplasty / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Botulinum Toxin Type A

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