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Can botox cause acne?

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Botox has not been found to cause acne or excessive production of skin oil (sebum). It is only designed to minimize and eliminate the dynamic wrinkles targeted.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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362 Fairlawn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1T6

Can Botox cause Acne?

Acne is not a side effect of Botox. If a breakout occurs following treatment with Botox, it is likely a coincidence. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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120 South Spalding Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Can botox cause acne?

Botox does not cause acne, if a numbing cream was applied to the skin before treatment or make-up was not properly removed, this could have caused a break out

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 336 reviews

435 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Botox does not cause Acne

Botox does not cause acne to my knowledge nor in my ~ 20 years experience. Acne is a very common problem and most likely just coincindental.

Robert Strimling, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

10105 Banburry Cross Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89144

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