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In this month's story, "Degree of synergy," a group of researchers sought to evaluate if intradermal Botox of the cheeks enhances the efficacy of IPL.

Depicted below is the injection pattern used. Each cheek received 8 injections of either Botox or saline, spaced approximately 2 cm apart.

Botox Injection Map

Data from Khoury JG, Saluja R, Goldman MP. The effect of botulinum toxin Type A on Full-Face Intense Pulsed Light Treatment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Split-Face Study. Dermatol Surg. 2008 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
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