Botulinum Toxin in Dermatology: A Clinical Overview

Anna Campanati
Dermatological Unit, Dept. of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

Clear

$69.00

Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

eBook

Digitally watermarked, DRM-free.
Immediate eBook download after purchase.

Product price
Additional options total:
Order total:

Quantity:

Details

Even those clinicians who feel themselves far from esthetic dermatology now recognize that BoNT-A is an extraordinary tool in their therapeutic armamentarium for treating complex disorders such as focal idiopathic hyperhidrosis. This has opened a therapeutic scenario for a group of patients very difficult to treat previously. Since the introduction of BoNT-A in the dermatological therapeutic armamentarium, in 1990, things have changed to the point that any dermatologist should now have knowledge of BoNT-A basics, and the practicalities of BoNT-A vial reconstitution and injection. Moreover, in the last years, a widespread availability of multiple different commercially available forms of BoNT-A has been for sale, thus the clinicians must now really know and consider the advantages and disadvantages of the different available products. These would include dosing/duration, immunogenicity, and spread of effect.

What has not changed over the years is the safety profile of BoNT-A. The knowledge regarding its side effects and complications have greatly increased, confirming that, despite the attempts of some individuals to assert otherwise, BoNT-A remains one of the safest forms of treatment available to us as physicians. This edited collection provides a comprehensive practical guide on the use of botulinum toxin in several dermatological disorders, including focal idiopathic, axillary, palmar and plantar, craniofacial or segmental hyperhidrosis, chrono-aging, hidradenitis, and gives some suggestion on the use of BoNT-A for the treatment of several orphan skin diseases, not responding to conventional treatments like benign Hailey-Hiley disease, lichen simplex, osmidrosis. Using clear explanations, simple line drawings, diagrams and clinical pictures, it provides suggestions to improve practical knowledge on the use of BTX-A in dermatology.

Hot topics include practical information for clinicians regarding the correct counseling of the patients to be treated; methods and ready to use tests to select patients to be treated; the optimal dosage and dilution according to the site of injection and the indication of use; the relevant injection sites for each condition; the correct technique of injection in the different areas of body surface; comparative dosage tables for the various formulations of toxin used; how to manage and prevent side effects related to the use of BoNT-A; common pitfalls and how to optimize outcomes; timing for the follow-up of treated patients. The authors hope that this book may be a starting point for the use of a drug that is still growing, and a useful tool for those clinicians who want to improve their knowledge about the use of BoNT-A in dermatology.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

List of Authors

Chapter 1 - History and Mechanism of Action of Botulinum Toxin (pp. 1-12)
Giulia Ganzetti, MD and Annamaria Offidani, MD (Dermatological Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University)

Chapter 2 - Botulinum Toxin in Focal Idiopatic Hyperhidrosis (pp. 13-34)
Katia Giuliodori, MD and Annamaria Offidani, MD (Dermatological Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University)

Chapter 3 - Botulinum Toxin Type A for Aesthetic Use (pp. 35-60)
Simona De Blasio, MD, and Annamaria Offidani, MD (Dermatological Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University)

Chapter 4 - Hidradenitis Suppurativa: How to Treat with BoNT-A (pp. 61-76)
Emanuela Martina, MD and Annamaria Offidani, MD (Dermatological Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University)

Chapter 5 - Botulinum Toxin in Dermatology: What‟s New? (pp. 77-94)
Anna Campanati, MD and Annamaria Offidani, MD (Dermatological Unit, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytechnic Marche University)

Index

You have not viewed any product yet.


SHOW ALL OF MY RECENTLY VIEWED BOOKS