When the skin’s sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum into the pores, acne is the result. Secondary influences are the bacteria that digests the sebum and then reproduce, causing the third influence, inflammation. Treatments for acne , such as PPx/Isolaz, (a laser treatment approved by the FDA) and certain solution specific chemical peels produce improvement within 24 and 48 hours after the procedure. Additionally.
But for clearing up acne perhaps the most exotic application has been proposed by plastic surgeon, Anil Shah MD of Chicago. He has published a report demonstrating Botox™ solution can be injected into the skin to lower the amount of sebum it produces, which goes to the source of the problem by reducing the number of clogged pores and the resultant excessive sebum a acne patient experiences. Dr. Shah believes Botox blocks the chemical acetycholine in the dermis from increasing the amount of sebum produced and paralyses the tiny muscles surrounding the skin’s pores that cause them to expand. Loving the still expanding uses for Botox! Has anyone tried this?
(First published 5/16/13)