Use of botulinum toxin type A to improve treatment of facial wounds: a prospective randomised study.

@article{Ziade2013UseOB,
  title={Use of botulinum toxin type A to improve treatment of facial wounds: a prospective randomised study.},
  author={Makram Ziade and Sophie Domergue and Dominique Batifol and Riad Jreige and Mustapha Sebbane and Patrick Goudot and Jacques Yachouh},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={209-14}
}
BACKGROUND The tension vectors acting on the wound edges are transmitted to immature collagen fibres synthesised during the normal healing phase. This accounts for scar widening as well as hypertrophic and hyperpigmented scars. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether early injections of botulinum toxin type A (BTA), which induces temporary muscular paralysis, decreases tension vectors on wound edges and enhances scarring of facial wounds. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with facial… CONTINUE READING

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