About The Book

chniques of Botulinum Toxin Injections in the Head and Neck is a simple, direct reference that illustrates specific techniques of performing Botulinum toxins (Botox) in the head and neck. All techniques are well-illustrated to allow for use as a quick technical reference.

This book not only provides well-illustrated technical vignettes, but also addresses the many possible potential uses of Botox in the head and neck, from neurologic and functional disorders, to headaches, to cosmetic applications.

From the Foreword

Drs. Benninger and Knott have provided the clinician a useful reference guide for applications of botulinum toxins in the head and neck region. Their efforts are particularly utilitarian as they effectively cover both the function and aesthetic applications of this powerful tool.
Corey S. Mass, MD, FACS, University of California, San Francisco, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic

About The Authors

Michael S. Benninger

Dr. Michael S. Benninger is the Chairman of the Head and Neck Institute at The Cleveland Clinic and is a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The Head and Neck Institute comprise the specialties of Otolaryngology, Audiology, Speech and Language Sciences, Oral Surgery and Dentistry.

In addition to his work at the hospital, Dr. Benninger has been very involved in Regional, National and International medical organizations. He is the President of the International Association of Phonosurgery, is the immediate past-President of the American Laryngologic Association, and Vice-President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) for 12 years, having been a former Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of that organization. He is also a Past-President of the American Rhinologic Society and the Michigan Oto-Laryngological Society. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is the largest peer-reviewed journal in the world for that specialty. He has served on the Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology and as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for WebMD. He is the Past-Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership.

Dr Benninger has authored or edited 7 books, including his most recent books, Botulinum Toxin Injections in the Head and Neck and The Singer’s Voice. He has 2 additional books in press. He has also has written over 70 book chapters and over 175 scientific articles, focusing primarily on voice care and laryngology, nasal and sinus disease and health care management. He has lectured extensively across the country and throughout the world.

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Benninger received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

P. Daniel Knott, MD, is a facial aesthetic surgeon and Associate Staff at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Knott came to the Cleveland Clinic from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. In Cleveland, Dr. Knott completed a 6-year training program in head and neck surgery, before being accepted to the prestigious UCLA facial plastic and reconstructive fellowship. In Los Angeles, Dr. Knott trained extensively in facial aesthetic surgery, as well as cutaneous and maxillofacial microvascular reconstruction. He is therefore double boarded by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Knott has a longstanding interest in both clinical and basic science research and has completed more than 18 peer reviewed papers, two book chapters and several invited papers. He collaborates actively in basic science research and was recently granted a patent on a novel soft tissue injectable.

His awards include the Ben Shuster Memorial award and the Ira Tresely award, granted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Knott was also the first runner up for the Anderson award, given to the highest scorer on the annual facial plastic surgery oral and written boards. He is the newly recruited director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Table of Contents

Gayle Woodson

Corey S. Maas

Contributing Authors

Chapter 1. Botox in medical applications: History, Types of Toxin and Doses
Anne F. Hseu

Section I — Dystonias
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 2. Laryngeal Dystonias
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 3. Blepharospasm
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 4. Hemifacial Spasm
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 5. Spasmodic Torticollis, or Cervical Dystonia
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 6. Oralmandibular Dystonia
Michael S. Benninger

Section II — Functional Disorders
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 7. Headaches
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 8. Cricopharyngeus Muscle Dysfunction
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 9. Salivary Gland Injections
Michael S. Benninger

Chapter 10. Frey’s Syndrome
Peter C. Revenaugh

Section III — Cosmetic Applications
P. Daniel Knott

Chapter 11. Theory and Principles in Aesthetic Use
P. Daniel Knott


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