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Botox For More Than Ironing Wrinkles

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December 13, 2005
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While botulinum toxin A, or BTXA, is widely known for its use in dermatology and aesthetic medicine, a review article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology explores the drug's other successful applications.

While botulinum toxin A, or BTXA, is widely known for its use in dermatology and aesthetic medicine, a review article in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology explores the drug's other successful applications.

BTXA is popularly used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or to diminish wrinkles, but it is also a highly effective natural substance that normalizes muscle activity and can be used to reduce pain and itch.

Benefits of BTXA have been observed in treatment of hand eczema and is effective in blocking secretion of sweat, saliva and mucus in cases of Hailey-Hailey disease (a blistering disease usually treated by surgery or laser) among other ailments.

In addition, "botulinum toxin A has important applications in proctology where it has become the most powerful non-surgical therapy for anal fissure," according to Uwe Wollina, author of the review. "The substance in the hands of the experienced doctor is safe, provides effective treatment of several complaints, and is capable of reducing the need for surgery in many cases."

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This article is published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Professor Uwe Wollina, Dr. Med. Habil., is Director of the Department of Dermatology at the Hospital Dresden-Freidrichstadt in Dresden, Germany. He is currently Chairman of the Regional Officers of the International Society of Dermatology and a Board Member of the European Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology.

About the Journal
The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology publishes high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of cosmetic dermatology. Now under the editorship of Zoe Draelos - a leader in the field - Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology will strengthen the bridge between the best of cosmetic science available in industry and dermatology to bring readers the most cutting edge information.

About Blackwell Publishing
Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, partnering with more than 600 academic and professional societies. Blackwell publishes over 750 journals annually and, to date has published close to 6,000 text and reference books, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects.


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