Every now and then, a new trending acne treatment gets popular in the skincare and beauty community. We’re now at a time when a type of injection has been introduced as an acne remedy but don’t think this is some revolutionary discovery that would change the world. It’s just good ol’ Botox, ladies and gents. Keep reading to know the answer to today’s question, can Botox really cure acne?
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It’s a popular remedy for smoothing fine lines, tightening loose skin, preventing excessive sweating, and even preventing migraines, has now been accepted into the acne community as somewhat of a cure. A study that has been conducted found that 85-percent of the 20 patients who were injected with a one dose of Botox made their pores less visible and oil production in the area decreased.
Your skin releases more sebaceous oils that can lead to clogged pores and acne when you sweat. When Botox injected into the forehead and between the brow for cosmetic purposes, patients notice that they sweat less and have fewer acne on their forehead. When the procedure is performed properly, Botox delivers a significant improvement in the aesthetic side of things.
However, not every dermatologist should fill up your face with Botox just to treat your acne problem. Keep in mind that when injections are done all over the entire face, this can result in paralysis of some facial muscles. This can cause uneven facial expression, the inability to smile on one side, and drooped eyebrows.
Botox is just a temporary fix, and your sweating functions return as soon as your nerves regenerate new connections to your sweat glands. This can happen a few months after the initial treatment.
Our bottom line and personal opinion is that there are better options to treat acne at this time. But if your dermatologist recommends Botox—don’t fret. It’s only temporary but still effective, making it a reasonable option for you to consider.
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