Botox for acne???

Yes, that’s right. We have noticed with all the Botox that we do in our office that many of our acne patients had a significant reduction in the number of their breakouts within the Botox-treated areas. We have concluded that Botox has an effect on the oil glands that reduces the production of oil in the treated areas. This is most likely similar to the effect of Botox on the sweat glands, which results in decreased sweating. We have used dilute solutions of Botox in severely acne-prone areas with very good results. This treatment is not for everyone however it is a promising new addition to our fight against acne.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805   Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

Is Botox for men an option to diminish the signs of aging such as wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows?

When people think of wrinkle reduction or the treatment of age lines on the face—frown lines, smile lines on the cheeks, extra lines around the eyes or crow’s feet—they tend to think of women. However, there is a forgotten male population that can also benefit from Botox treatments.

Aging in men frequently first manifests with furrows on the forehead or between the eyebrows. After even one Botox treatment, these visible signs of aging can be medically reduced and, in many cases, completely eliminated. Many men do not even realize that they, too, are excellent candidates for Botox or the similar injectable, Dysport. These nerve and muscle relaxants are becoming the standard for women in a wide age range to enhance a youthful appearance. Men sometimes feel that they are not supposed to express a desire to look more youthful. These treatments are subtle and effective on both men and women.

Injectable skin filler agents such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse also work great on men. In my office, I encourage men to take advantage of everything medicine has to offer to help them look and feel as good as possible. It is extremely rewarding to see the smile on my male patients’ faces after the Botox, Dysport or fillers have taken effect.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805   Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661