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Allergan helps with Botox and Juvederm in treatment of child with 'PAA' like premature aging disease
Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, does a first of its kind in India by helping in treating a young boy suffering from PAA like premature aging disorder, Cutis Laxa, by giving him free Juvederm filler and Botox injection.
This young lad, a budding spin bowler from Chandigarh, would always be an outcast in his class due to his mature looks. His own classmates would call him ‘Sir’ or ‘Uncle’ to tease him. This made him a loner and he would just concentrate on his bowling, day in and day out. After visiting many hospitals and not getting any relief of his disorder, Aditya finally came to Fortis Hospital Mohali to meet Dr K M Kapoor, Senior Consultant, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Kapoor, after detailed examination and study of records and family history, diagnosed him to be suffering from a rare disorder, Cutis laxa. As there is no permanent cure for this disease, the only possible treatment was to reverse the age related changes on his face.
Hence a face and neck lift surgery was performed on him by Dr K M Kapoor at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, to make him look young again. Generally face and neck lift surgery (Rhytidectomy)
Aditya became the youngest person in India to undergo a Face and neck lift surgery at the age of 17 years besides getting Botox injections and facial fillers treatment to reverse the aging changes on face. After surgery, his prominent nasolabial lines or laugh lines were treated with Juvederm filler injection and Botox injection was given for Chin ‘Dents’ and ‘crow’s feet’ lines. The Juvederm and Botox treatment was expensive for Aditya’s family to afford but it was sponsored free by its manufacturer, Allergan, after coming to know of his story.
Cutis laxa (CL), or elastolysis, is a rare, inherited or acquired connective tissue disorder in which the skin becomes inelastic and hangs loosely in folds. Cutis laxa (elastolysis)
Plastic surgical procedures can be aesthetically and psychologically beneficial in children with congenital cutis laxa, and can be recommended without overt fear of wound disruption, or poor scarring. Unlike patients with other disorders of the connective tissue, those with cutis laxa heal well. Repeated face lift and facial volume replacement seem to be an important way to manage patients with cutis laxa.
Aditya’s parents are happy now that he does not have to deal with mental trauma due to his aging disorder. Now he is back to his first love, Cricket with full vigor and focus to emulate feats of his favorite cricket player, Ishant Sharma. Next in the pipeline for him is Autologous Stem cell injection in the face for volume replacement in next stage with the expected help of an overseas support group.
Page Updated Last on: Dec 11, 2009