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Using Botulinum Toxins Cosmetically

A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

By Jean Carruthers, Alastair Carruthers

CRC Press

88 pages | 107 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781841842172
pub: 2003-05-01
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Botox, or Botulinum toxin, has become a household word, not so much for its use as an exciting drug in almost every field of medicine, but as a deadly poison that has been somehow transformed into a softener of facial expression lines. When done correctly, the treatment can be safe, effective, and in comparison to other modalities, involves relatively little down time. The need has never been greater for an authoritative, up-to-date resource on using botulinum toxins to safely treat expression lines.

Written by pioneers in the cosmetic applications of botulinum toxins, Using Botulinum Toxins Cosmetically: A Practical Guide is an easy-to-read, step-by-step guide to the practical clinical aspects of the treatments. The authors' combined backgrounds in plastic surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology make them uniquely qualified to discuss all the possibilities offered and problems raised by this important cosmetic modality. Illustrations in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM make the procedures crystal clear. The CD-ROM also includes over forty minutes of filmed procedures with commentary. Even the most experienced injector will learn tips and tricks from this work.


'The simplicity in description makes this book … very useful for all physicians, specialist and … those who wish to understand better the use of botulinum toxin.' - Journal of Applied Cosmetology

Table of Contents



Esthetic Philosophy

About Botulinum Toxins

Brow Injections

Horizontal Forehead Lines

Periorbital Area

Mid and Lower Face

Cervical Injections

Adjunctive Use




Brow Injections: Glabeller Frown Lines

Brow Injections: Brow Lift

Horizontal Forehead Lines

Periorbital Area: Lateral Orbital Wrinkles

Periorbital Area: Infraorbital Orbicularis Oculi

Mid and Lower Face: Nasalis

Mid and Lower Face: Perioral Rhytides

Mid and Lower Face: Mouth Frown and Mentalis

Cervical Injections: Horizontal 'Necklace' Lines

Cervical Injections: Vertical Platysmal Bands


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Surgery / Plastic & Cosmetic