Beyond anti-aging: benefits of Botox for oily skin
Botox is a household name at this point and is well-known for its anti-wrinkle, anti-aging benefits. But did you know that it can help with a number of other issues as well, including reducing oil production in oily skin? At Orchard Park Dermatology in Orchard Park, New York, our team is experienced in using injectable neuromodulators to meet a wide array of client needs.
How Botox works
Botox is a neuromodulator that is primarily composed of Botulinum toxin A, which blocks nerve signals to the muscles and prevents muscles from contracting. This is why it is so effective at erasing fine lines and wrinkles caused by active muscle contractions, such as furrowing or raising your eyebrows or smiling and laughing. Cosmetic Botox injections can be great for treating many types of fine lines and wrinkles, including:
- Small lines around the lips
- “Bunny lines” between the nose and eyes
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
- Heavy eyebrows
- Horizontal lines in the forehead
The versatility of Botox
In addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is also very effective at treating excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, and feet, as well as chronic migraines. It can also be used to treat a “gummy” smile by relaxing the upper lip or softening a dimpled “golf ball” chin for a smoother facial appearance. Now, people with oily skin have another reason to love Botox: it can help reduce oiliness using only a few injections per year, helping to minimize shine on your face and help control acne.
How does Botox control oil?
Using very small amounts of Botox can help superficially reduce oil and sebum production in the skin while still allowing you to make normal facial expressions. An added benefit is that Botox can also reduce sweating, which translates into less sweat and oil that can cause makeup slippage and breakouts.
Botox near me
Botox is just one of the many effective treatment options we provide for patients with skin concerns at Orchard Park Dermatology. We will consult with you about your specific concerns and goals to help you determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. To schedule your consultation, call our Orchard Park, New York, office today at (716) 675-7000!
Dr. Peter Accetta is dedicated to developing and preserving his patients' skin's health and brightness. Dr. Accetta is a dermatological board-certified physician who graduated from Fordham University and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. He is a member of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
He likes all facets of dermatological practice, but he is particularly interested in general dermatologic therapy and skin cancer care. He specializes in photodynamic therapies.
When you put your trust in Dr. Accetta and his staff, you can expect prompt attention to your requirements, competence, experience, and real compassion.
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