Issue N# 5 - 2013
Botulinum toxin and rejuvenation of the eye
Authors : Volpei Ch, Miniconi MJ, Brunner CI, Besins T, Braccini F. (Nice)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2013;134,5:251-257.
Article published in french
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Aim of the study: Treatments with botulinum toxin in the forehead and periorbital areas may induce disappointing or even paradoxical results. Our study, focused on this area aimed at refining injection techniques by analyzing muscular balances and comparing the effect according to injection doses and topography. Methods: This experimental study has been carried out in the form of 2 session workshops, with volunteers duly informed of the study contents and giving their informed consent. It was conducted by physicians and surgeons members of SAMCEP* (Société Avancée de Médecine et Chirurgie Esthétique et Plastique). The botulinum toxin was onabotulinumtoxin A. Results were evaluated 15 days after treatment, in regard to global eyebrow position, eyebrow head and tail position; muscle interactions; lines above the eyebrow. Eleven case reports and their results are shown and discussed. Conclusion: Our study underlines two important insights : muscle balances and «border areas», between orbicularis oculi and corrugator, key features for eyebrow head, and between frontalis and orbicularis oculi for eyebrow tail.
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