Botox and other botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles-but did you know they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems? Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The international review analyzed the research evidence on plastic surgery procedures using BoNT. “The use of botulinum neurotoxins has revolutionized the treatment of several different problems seen in the plastic surgeon’s office, from facial wrinkles to painful conditions with limited treatment options,” comments lead author Marie E. Noland, MD, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her coauthors were Donald H. Lalonde, MD, of Dalhousie University in Saint John, New Brunswick; G. Jackie Yee, MD, of Baker Plastic Surgery, Miami; and Rod J. Rohrich, MD, of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.