In addition to medical and cosmetic uses, botulinum toxin can have psychological usages as well. Research suggests botulinum toxin offers a significant improvement in symptoms of depression and is considered a safe adjunctive treatment for patients who are receiving pharmaceutical treatment for depression.
The topic of sex can be tricky to address with your patients and even more so with patients whose sex life and confidence are interrupted by painful or stigmatized health conditions such as Hidradenitis Suppurativa. HS Connect Founder Brindley Brooks gets real about her first-hand experience navigating sex and intimacy from a patient perspective.
Medical treatment for vitiligo should not only focus on improving the appearance of the affected areas, but help elevate self-esteem through activities not directly related to outward appearance. While many treatment options are available to treat the underlying disease, the psychological effects of vitiligo may be best remedied with public awareness.