Botulinum toxin injections can reduce sebum production in the forehead region for three months following treatment. Researchers Amy E. Rose, MD, and David J. Goldberg, MD, treated 25 patients with oily skin using intradermal injections of botulinum toxins in the forehead. Sebum production was measured at baseline and at one week, one month, two months and three months post-treatment using a sebometer. Sebum production was decreased significantly from baseline at each time interval, and 21 of the 25 patients reported that they were satisfied with the treatment. The results of the study, “Safety and Efficay of Intradermal Injection of Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Oily Skin,” were published in Dermatologic Surgery (March 2013).
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