Botulinum Toxin A for Wound Healing
By: Lisette Hilton
Injecting botulinum toxin type A into areas where scarring can occur from facelift surgery yields noticeable improvements in the quantitative evaluation and subjective appreciation of postsurgical scars, according to a small study published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.
Poor scarring is among the complications that can result from facelifting surgery. To limit scar formation and visibility, surgeons carefully select incision sites and suturing materials, focus on surgical technique, use fibrin spray during surgery, as well as use compression bandages, antibiotic ointments and silicone gel on the wound after surgery…