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Archives Classic: A Contemporary Perspective
May/June 2012

Update on the Effect of Botulinum Toxin Pretreatment on Laser Resurfacing Results

Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(3):156-158. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.1650

Effect of botulinum toxin pretreatment on laser resurfacing results: a prospective, randomized, blinded trial. Zimbler MS, Holds JB, Kokoska MS, et al. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2001;3(3):165-169.

Background: Facial laser resurfacing and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin type A are used independently as means of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Recent reports in the literature have described combining these 2 therapies, claiming improved and longer-lasting laser resurfacing results. To date, no scientific investigation has been undertaken to prove or disprove this theory.

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