Cosmetic and Clinical Applications of Botulinum Toxin
Author: William J. Lipham
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
Release Date: November 19, 2003
Inside Cosmetic and Clinical Applications of Botulinum Toxin , readers will learn everything there is to know about this effective treatment for active lines of facial expression. The storage, reconstitution, and mechanism of action of botulinum toxin or Botox are all thoroughly explained. A thorough analysis is provided detailing the underlying facial muscle anatomy that is required and how physicians can integrate this procedure into their current practice. An additional section is also included detailing injectable filler agents, a more effective form of treatment for lines that are present at rest.
As the demand for less invasive facial rejuvenation products and treatments continue to increase, Botox injections are emerging as the popular choice. While the initial public reaction was guarded, the procedure is now common, as millions of individuals around the world are pursuing the cosmetic application of Botox for wrinkle reduction.
The text utilizes a "how to" approach in teaching the ways Botox can remedy many functional disorders and conditions. Over 175 illustrations and photographs are used to clearly convey a variety of injection techniques and clinical approaches. Professionals interested in expanding their clinical practice by integrating botulinum toxin and injectable filler agents will greatly benefit from this insightful resource.
Treatments for functional disorders (blepharospasm, Meige's syndrome, hemi-facial spasm, and strabismus)
Off-label treatments for migraine headaches, hyperhidrosis, and eyelid retraction
Cosmetic applications for glabellar furrows (frown lines), orbicularis rhytids (crow's feet), and transverse forehead lines