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Botox Injections May Improve the Appearance of Facial Scars

Botox is to plastic surgery what coconut oil is to beauty. It seemingly does everything. Now, doctors say it might even help stop scars from forming after plastic surgery.

While technically only Food & Drug Administration-approved for a few uses on the face, botulinum toxin type A injections, like Botox, have a wide range of off-label uses — both medical (say, minimizing migraines) and aesthetic (like non-surgical face-lifts). According to a new study published this month in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the injectable even has the potential to totally change the way we treat scars.

To explore its wound-healing powers, doctors tested the effects of botulinum toxin type A injections on facial plastic surgery incisions for 16 patients. (Most of the patients in the study were undergoing plastic surgery to alter a disfiguring birthmark.) Post-surgery, doctors injected half of the incision with botulinum toxin A — the other side was injected with a saline solution as a placebo.

Four months later, the patients had follow-up appointments with independent plastic surgeons, who evaluated each side of the scar and rated the appearance on a scale of zero to 10 (with 10 being the best). On average, the surgeons rated the botulinum toxin type A's treated scars about a point higher (with a score of 5.76) than the side that had not received the injections.

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Very interesting would like to akso see the photos from the study ,  on a more lighter note a couple of years ago i was suffering from an old hamstring injury and my doctor suggested that if the current treatment was not working i could try some botox as it would temporarily paralyze the nerves so i said if he was gonna do that can i get extra for my frown lines ?

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