Skin cooling before periocular botulinum toxin A injection

James S. Linder, Brenda C. Edmonson, Stephen J. Laquis, Richard D. Drewry, James Fleming

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine if skin cooling decreases the pain associated with periocular botulinum toxin A injections. Methods: In this prospective study, 14 patients given bilateral periocular injections for blepharospasm or wrinkle reduction were included. Prior to the injections, one side received a skin cooling agent and the other side served as the control. Relative pain scores were recorded to assess the effects of treatment. Results: The range of pain scores on the noncooled side was 3 to 10 (average, 6.5); scores for the cooled side ranged from 0.5 to 7 (average, 3.6), which represents a 45% reduction in pain score. Conclusions: In most patients, skin cooling decreases the pain associated with periocular botulinum toxin A injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Type A Botulinum Toxins
Pain
Skin
Injections
Intraocular Injections
Blepharospasm
Prospective Studies

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  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Skin cooling before periocular botulinum toxin A injection. / Linder, James S.; Edmonson, Brenda C.; Laquis, Stephen J.; Drewry, Richard D.; Fleming, James.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 6, 01.01.2002, p. 441-442.

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Linder, James S. ; Edmonson, Brenda C. ; Laquis, Stephen J. ; Drewry, Richard D. ; Fleming, James. / Skin cooling before periocular botulinum toxin A injection. In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 18, No. 6. pp. 441-442.
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