AbobotulinumtoxinA has been investigated for applications beyond facial rhytides, including the treatment of oily skin.
The authors sought to investigate the optimal number of units and the duration of abobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of oily skin.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study included 50 male and female subjects that got either 0, 15, 30, or 45 units of abobotulinumtoxinA injected into their forehead. For the 6 months after treatment, subjects were evaluated for the effectiveness of the treatment in decreasing the oiliness of their skin and the duration of this effect.
Subjects in the treatment groups that received either 30 or 45 units of neurotoxin experienced a significant reduction in oily skin. This effect was present for the 6-month duration of the study. No treatment-related adverse events were reported during this study, and both subjects and investigators reported a high level of satisfaction with the treatment.
Thirty or 45 units of abobotulinumtoxinA are safe and effective doses in treating oily skin for improved cosmetic appearance.