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Commentary
October 2001

Botulinum Neurotoxin Is a Useful Adjunct to Surgical Treatment

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943 W Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V52 4E1

 

943 W Broadway
 Vancouver, British Columbia
 Canada V52 4E1


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2001;3(4):270. doi:

IN THEIR article, Drs Papel and Capone1 present convincing evidence of another use for botulinum toxin A in the mentalis muscle. For many years, the mentalis has been weakened for "peau d'orange" chin caused by loss of the dermal collagen and subdermal fat that normally obscures the superficial musculoaponeurotic system attachments to the mental skin.

In the article by Papel and Capone,1 subjects who developed mentalis dysfunction following augmentation genioplasty and/or revision were treated and observed for some years following their surgical procedures. Twenty units of botulinum toxin A was injected into the mentalis in all 3 subjects with similar positive aesthetic results that lasted 4 months. All subjects were pleased with the results.

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