Botox for Acne

Botox® is probably the most widely known cosmetic treatment to reduce the signs of aging. More recently, though, Botox® injections have also been used in dermatology to treat acne outbreaks.

Botulinum toxin A, a naturally derived protein, can be used to help control not only excessive sweating, or what is known as hyperhidrosis, but also the amount of oil the skin produces.

Experienced dermatologists clearly understand the process and science behind Botox® injections for excessive sweating.

Consequently, they have worked with numerous clients to block the neurotransmitter released by the nerves to trigger sweat and oil glands. Less perspiration and oil also means that the skin will be far less prone to breakouts.

Is Botox® for acne safe?

Acne dermatologists all over the country are constantly researching new and better ways to try and fight the signs and effects of acne outbreaks.

The condition, beyond just being uncomfortable, can be a source of embarrassment and low self-esteem. It can make those with frequent acne outbreaks feel far less confident about facing the world.

There are numerous laser treatments, light therapies, and topical products that help to prevent and treat acne outbreaks.

Botox® injections are just one more tool to help aid in the prevention of acne.

The injections are administered in the office, and patients can return to their daily schedule immediately after. There may be some redness at the site of the injection, but beyond that, side effects are minimal or nonexistent.

Botox® has been FDA-approved and used extensively since the early 2000s. It is very safe for several treatment applications, especially when administered by a board-certified dermatologist who has had ample experience with the procedure.

Am I a candidate for Botox® to treat my acne?

To properly assess whether or not you are a candidate for using Botox® to treat your acne issues, it is always best to consult with a cosmetic dermatologist. This way, they can evaluate the severity of your acne and advise you on the right course of treatment or a combination of treatments.

How does Botox® for acne work?

Your dermatologist will administer a series of Botox® injections, which block the acetylcholine in the dermis layer of the skin. Acetylcholine is linked to the skin’s oil production.

Oil can turn the skin into a breeding ground for the bacteria that cause acne outbreaks. With this procedure, patients experience fewer flare-ups and healthier, less oily skin.

Are there other ways to treat acne?

Yes! Treatments such as Blue and Red Light therapies (which utilize lights to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation) or medical facials (help rid the skin of bacteria-causing acne) are popular options for those who suffer from acne outbreaks.

We’ve also had successful results with Isolaz treatment. This procedure suctions and cleans the skin to reduce the appearance and incidence of acne. Botox® injections are another way to treat this condition, and many patients are thrilled with the results!

The latest treatment for acne is the AviClear laser. The first laser on the market that has been FDA-approved for the clearing of mild to severe acne.

We strongly recommend a thorough consultation with a dermatologist to determine which treatment option is best for your specific acne problem. It’s about understanding your skin, lifestyle, health status, and what you ultimately hope to get from any such acne treatment.


Have you tried Botox® for acne treatment?

Whether you are considering Botox® for acne, light therapies, or more traditional treatment options, a holistic approach is always the best way forward.

Call Schweiger Dermatology Group at (844) DERM-DOC to schedule a consultation today. To find a location near you, check out our location pages.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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