November 27, 2002
Department of "Duh!"

Botox injections have been linked to Immobile Eyebrow Syndrome:

In the new study, published last week in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, researchers from the Indiana University Medical Center examined 29 patients who had received Botox injections in their foreheads.

The research found that the shots did not change the resting position of the eyebrows except in a few patients who habitually kept them raised.

But in almost all the patients, eyebrow movement was limited by the shots, said the study's lead researcher, Dr. Mimi S. Kokoska. While the restrictions were less than half an inch, that can be enough to limit expression and to change the appearance of the brow, making it seem flatter or "droopier," she said.

You mean there might be unpleasant side effects resulting from injecting poison into your face? Whoda thunk it?

Well hey, if those eyebrows become a problem, there are solutions available if you want them.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 27, 2002 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack