Botox, which has been widely used for several years in plastic surgery to minimize deep lines and wrinkles, is now being used to minimize scars. In a study from the Mayo Clinic, plastic surgeons injected Botox into the skin of the foreheads and upper cheeks of patients following excision and closure of skin lesion sites. As expected, Botox minimized general movement of the area. Since the movement of the skin surrounding the surgical site often adversely affects the healing process, they found that the Botox-injected wound sites, which had minimal motion, produced superior scars.
Sep 05 2008