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Botulinum toxin type A for aging face and aesthetic uses


Doris Hexsel, MD, Brazilian Center for Studies in Dermatology, Dr. Timoteo 782, 90570040 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, or email:


Botulinum neurotoxin type A injection to correct and/or reverse the physical effects of aging process has become one of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures at an outpatient setting. Careful clinical evaluation together with proper use of the techniques, including pre- and post-procedures recommendations, reconstitution of the products, techniques, and doses, are described in this article. This article also covers the main indications of botulinum neurotoxin type A for aging face and other aesthetic uses, as well as some possible adverse reactions and their management.