Botox and Acne, Does it Help?

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Robert Morrell, MD
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Can you get Botox if you have acne?

You probably already know that Botox is wildly popular for treating signs of aging. From wrinkles to fine lines and everything in between, Botox is exceptionally effective in making you feel and look that much longer. Seriously, everyone is talking about it. And sure, you may even have heard that Botox can help with excessive sweating too. But, more recently, botox injections have been used in dermatology to treat acne outbreaks. Yes, you read that correctly. Continue reading to learn about the fascinating application of Botox in treating chronic acne and breakouts.

How does botox work in treating acne?

First off, it is important to understand what exactly Botox is and why people are so in love with the treatment. Technically speaking, Botulinum toxin is a natural protein that temporarily stops a specifically targeted muscle from moving. It also helps control excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Control over sweating can help pores on your face as well by helping to reduce the amount of oil the skin produces. We know that excess oil and sebum production leads to uncomfortable acne and breakouts, right? Botox injections block the neurotransmitter which normally triggers your glands and causes you to sweat. Without that neurotransmitter triggering your sweat glands, you will experience less sweat and oil production. So? In turn, less perspiration means that the skin will be far less prone to breakouts and uncomfortable acne.

Your Solution to Clear Skin

Acne is majorly frustrating, no matter how positive your outlook. We get that frustration, and our expert team of medical aesthetic professionals is here to support you. Curious to learn more and find out if Botox is the right treatment for your acne concerns? Contact us today to book a free consultation with our team and get the conversation started.