Oculoplastic Experience with the Cosmetic Use of Botulinum A Exotoxin

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Abstract

background.

Botulinum toxin is a neuromuscular blocking agent produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has been used as a therapeutic agent in ophthalmology for over 18 years.

objective.

To present the cosmetic use of botulinum toxin in oculoplastic surgery.

methods.

We present our experience with botulinum toxin as a cosmetic agent.

results.

Botulinum toxin was successful in treating hyperfunctional lines of the face and neck.

conclusions.

Botulinum toxin is a safe and effective method of treating dynamic lines of the face and neck.

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