We see Botox as our ally in the war we against the visible effects of aging, but, although we are active in the cosmetic industry and using Botox for this purpose alone, we are always trying to highlight some other benefits of the substance. We want you to be well informed.
Botox was not created to be a cosmetic solution, but rather a treatment for articular problems and strabismus (crossed eyes). In one of our previous articles, we discussed yet another one of its various uses – severe sweating. Actually, it wasn’t until 1989 when the cosmetic effect on wrinkles was documented by Dr. Richard Clark, in his paper published in the “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” journal.
A highly debated and intensively studied effect of Botox is the substance’s ability to be used as a treatment for acne.
Studies were carried out to discover the relation between Botox injections and acne. Based on the positive results, some doctors started offering injections as treatment for outbreaks, but this is still very new and the number of practitioners offering it is relatively low.
The idea behind this treatment is the inhibition of sebum. Injected under the skin, Botox helps to reduce the oil produced by the sebaceous glands, this being the main cause of acne. Some studies show it can even reduce the pores’ size.
As a conclusion, the more studies are carried, the more uses are found for Botox.