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Southwest Skin and Cancer Institute Employs Botox for New Indications
Date:9/23/2013

n effectiveness is for the treatment chronic itching of unknown cause. The sensation of itch is carried by nerve fibers. Since the mechanism of Botox is to interrupt nerve signals from reaching the brain, it is no surprise that Botox can prevent itching in some cases.

According to the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern Illinois University in 2012, Botox has been shown to combat rheumatic conditions such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, a disorder in which cold temperatures cause painful swelling of the fingertips. When Botox is injected, relief of pain is almost immediate in about 84% of participants. Up to now reliable treatment for Raynaud’s syndrome has not been available.

“I am pleased to have found a novel approach to the treatment of psoriasis, chronic itching and Raynaud’s phenomena that is safe and effective,” comments Robin Fleck, M.D., medical director of Southwest Skin and Cancer Institute in Prescott, Arizona. Dr. Fleck has recently begun to evaluate the drug for these medical conditions in her dermatology practice.

Cosmetic dermatologist, Robin Fleck, M.D., is a double board certified dermatologist and internist, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is founder and Medical Director of Southwest Skin and Cancer Institute and Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics http://www.rejuvadoc.com. Dr. Fleck is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Fleck is also the director of Vein Specialties in Prescott, Arizona and is a member of the American Venous Forum.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb10752716.htm.


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