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Ptosis explored: a known complication following facial botulinum toxin injections

Ptosis explored: a known complication following facial botulinum toxin injections AbstractPtosis refers to an abnormal lowering or prolapse of an organ or body part. The term is often used in medical aesthetics to describe a drooping of the upper or lower eyelid, which can be congenital (from birth) or may develop later in life. Types of ptosis include myogenic, when the lids sag because of a muscular problem; neurogenic, when the nerve supply is affected; mechanical, when the weight of the eye lid is too great for the muscle to lift; and involutional, when the muscular connections in the eyelid weaken). However this paper will explore the most relevant ptosis to aesthetic nurses, drug-induced ptosis, which is a known complication that can develop post administration of botulinum toxin injections. Drug-induced ptosis can be an iatrogenic consequence of the practitioners’ clinical practice, a result of poor patient concordance in relation to post-injection after care instructions, or an idiosyncratic physiological or structural patient characteristic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Ptosis explored: a known complication following facial botulinum toxin injections

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 2 (1): 10 – Feb 1, 2013

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Mark Allen Group
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Copyright © 2013 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
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2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2013.2.1.8
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Abstract

AbstractPtosis refers to an abnormal lowering or prolapse of an organ or body part. The term is often used in medical aesthetics to describe a drooping of the upper or lower eyelid, which can be congenital (from birth) or may develop later in life. Types of ptosis include myogenic, when the lids sag because of a muscular problem; neurogenic, when the nerve supply is affected; mechanical, when the weight of the eye lid is too great for the muscle to lift; and involutional, when the muscular connections in the eyelid weaken). However this paper will explore the most relevant ptosis to aesthetic nurses, drug-induced ptosis, which is a known complication that can develop post administration of botulinum toxin injections. Drug-induced ptosis can be an iatrogenic consequence of the practitioners’ clinical practice, a result of poor patient concordance in relation to post-injection after care instructions, or an idiosyncratic physiological or structural patient characteristic.

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Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Feb 1, 2013

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