Facial plast Surg 2002; 18(1): 035-040
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-19825
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Botulinum Toxin to Minimize Facial Scarring

David A. Sherris1, 2 , Holger G. Gassner2
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
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Publication Date:
29 January 2002 (online)


Botulinum toxin injection has been used for a variety of indications in humans, including blepharospasm and hyperfunctional facial lines. This article describes a novel formulation of botulinum toxin, which supplies immediate feedback to the injecting physician. Additionally, recent findings are described that indicate the immediate injection of botulinum toxin into the muscles underlying a wound can improve the cosmetic outcome of the facial cutaneous scar. Future applications of these findings are discussed.