Facial Plast Surg 2012; 28(05): 525-535
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1325641
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Botulinum Toxin to Minimize Facial Scarring

Eric M. Jablonka
1   Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
David A. Sherris
2   Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York
Holger G. Gassner
3   Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
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01 October 2012 (online)


Chemoimmobilization with botulinum toxin A is an ideal biochemical agent that allows near-total elimination of muscle pull on the healing facial wound. The goal of chemoimmobilization of facial cutaneous wounds is to eliminate dynamic tension on the healing tissues to improve wound healing and minimize scarring for optimal aesthetic results.