Botox application in acne treatment:
Botulinum toxin, obtained from Clostridium botulinum bacteria, is often used in plastic surgeries to reduce wrinkles of periorbital area, glabella and forehead , and excessive sweating problems.
Apart from these, botox is also used in the treatment of nearly 20 diseases such as migraine and strabismus. An average of 6.5 million people in the USA have botox for aesthetic purposes per year. When used for aesthetic purposes, botox is injected into muscles that cause wrinkles. It replaces a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which partially blocks muscle contraction, thereby reducing wrinkles on the muscles. In sweating treatment, it also blocks sweat release from sweat glands by the same mechanism.
The question that comes to mind is that Botox can be used in acne treatment by decreasing oil release from sebaceous glands:
In recent years, using Botox in acne treatment are increasing in the USA and good results are being shared. In addition, research on this topic has been published in the Journal of Dermatological Sience, one of the world's leading scientific journals, and has proven that BOTOX reduces the fat secretion. We also observe a decrease in fat release from sebaceous glands and shrinkage in pores when we use Botox in acne treatment in Clinical Anka. In this treatment, botox are injected into the skin superficially, not injected muscle. The aim is to reduce oil release from sebaceous glands located in the skin. Another application difference is that botox is more diluted in the treatment of acne and botox is applied in less concentration.
Should Botox be applied to all acne? :
First, acne is not just an overgrowth of sebaceous glands, but a combination of many pathologies (such as bacterial burden, inflammation). It may not be suitable for all skin types.
Should botox be applied immediately in those with acne complaints?
Medical treatment, which is traditional acne treatment, needs to be tested first. If acne is accompanied by excessive lubrication and can not be taken under control, botox treatment will benefit. Patients who mostly refer to a plastic surgery clinic come for acne scars. In cases where we performed scar treatment such as micro-needles radiofrequency, dermapen, the session reduces the outcome of new acne outbreak treatments among them. If we continue to treat acne scars in our patients, if they still complain of occasional acne, we first apply botox treatment. Thus, we are able to carry out the follow-up treatment more healthily in a period of 4-6 months when the fat secretion is reduced.