Medications

Patients may become immune to botulinum toxin treatments

(HealthDay)—About 15 percent of patients treated with botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) for dystonia or spasticity can develop an immune response to the treatment itself, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Neurology.

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Study finds tennis elbow treatments provide little to no benefit

The painful condition known as "tennis elbow" results from overuse of the tendons in the forearm, typically in a patient's dominant arm. A repetitive stress injury, tennis elbow affects not just athletes, but also tradesmen, ...

Health

Facial exercise speeds Botox's wrinkle-reducing effects

For people who can't wait the three or four days for the wrinkle smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to kick in, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows facial exercise after the injections speeds the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Botox may help ease 'burning mouth' syndrome

(HealthDay)—Botox, long used to smooth wrinkles, may come to the rescue for people with a painful condition called burning mouth syndrome.

Surgery

Botox for wrinkles: Is it safe?

Dear Mayo Clinic: Does Botox work on deep forehead wrinkles, or do you have to catch them early for it to make a big difference? Is long-term use safe? What happens if I have the injections regularly for a few years, but ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Botulinum toxin successfully treats senile entropion

(HealthDay)—For patients with spasmodic senile entropion, injection of botulinum toxin results in a high success rate, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Limited evidence that facial procedures improve quality of life

(Medical Xpress)—Despite the rapid rise in facial cosmetic procedures, there are few studies that investigate their psychological impact on patients, especially among those who undergo minimally invasive procedures using ...

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