Cosmetical treatments of connective tissue disorders

Arica D. A.

DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY, vol.32, no.4, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/dth.12935
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


Connective tissue disorders (CTDs) are chronic inflammatory conditions that can lead to scarring and disfiguration. Although conventional methods are often of little benefit in cutaneous manifestations, the use of cosmetic procedures is still controversial. Concerns have also been raised concerning cosmetic treatments in CTDs, and particularly regarding lasers and fillers, due to photosensitivity and potential reactivation. This article reviews the cosmetic treatment of various CTDs under three headings - lasers, fillers, and botulinum toxin.