by Elizabeth Janowski, VP

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Large pores, oily skin and acne are an absolute nightmare to deal with, and they are also one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat. Our patients with large pores and shiny skin are always looking for solutions to treat these skin issues. There are many over-the-counter treatments that promise a big reduction in pore size and shine – and most do not deliver.

For me, I am bothered every time I look in my rear-view mirror in the car by the pores and shininess on my nose. I know that besides good manual exfoliation (with my Clarisonic cleansing brush) and regular use of Retin-A, there haven’t been many good options for tackling this concern. That was until I was introduced to the Micro-Botox® facial.

The Botox® facial uses a small amount of Botox®, diluted into a solution, and applied topically to the face with the help of a micro-needling pen. The Botox® isn’t injected, so you won’t get the same “wrinkle-smoothing” effect of Botox® injections. You also need far fewer units (maybe 3-5 units) than with a regular Botox® injection treatment.

The treatment works by targeting the sweat and oil glands in the skin as well as the erector pili muscles, which are responsible for opening the pores. By targeting these muscles and glands, your skin will look tighter, smoother, and less shiny.

While it won’t work for everyone, the Botox® facial can also possibly prevent acne breakouts by suppressing oil production.

Results last 3-4 months, and you will see results 5-7 days post-procedure – just as with conventional Botox® treatments. The treatment is easy, and doesn’t require numbing. You won’t have down time – just a little surface redness. You can repeat the treatment for increased efficacy.

Because we also use the micro-needling pen, you get the amazing benefits of a micro-needling procedure (such as smoother, more even skin). We love this treatments, and I have been very happy with my results. When I take a peek at my nose in the rear-view mirror, it looks noticeably smoother, less shiny, and my pores appear smaller. All without makeup!

We invite you to try this procedure! It is appropriate for all patients without active acne or inflammation on the skin.

Learn more and see a demonstration here:


*Results may vary from patient to patient

By / June 19, 2015 / Botox