With the rise of acne in adults, it’s become increasingly common for patients to want to treat both acne and wrinkles at the same time. Patients in their 30s and 40s often ask if they can get Botox injections to treat their wrinkles while following an anti-acne regimen and the answer is yes, Botox is safe for those who suffer from acne.
Botox is one of the best treatments around for relaxing wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Regular Botox injections will help diminish existing wrinkles while preventing further wrinkles from occurring. When your muscles are not able to contract, the mechanic movement that causes wrinkles does not occur.
Botox targets the muscles, not the pores or follicles, which are involved in the creation of acne. Further, Botox will not interfere with those using prescription medications for acne, including Accutane.
Chemical peels are another great way to treat wrinkles if you have acne. A proven wrinkle-fighter/acne-fighter combo topical treatment is retinol. If you have adult acne, you should definitely add a product with retinol into your skincare regimen.