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17th Sep 2018

Blotox: Injecting botox into your scalp to make your blow-dry last longer

Would you try it?

Denise Curtin

It looks like it’s not just for the face anymore.

Yep, people are now injecting botox into their scalp in a bid to reduce sweating and effectively preserving their hair.

Kicking off this Labor Day weekend with a lil Botox ? for myself–but not putting it where you may think. . . . Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport,Xeomin) is commonly known as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and frown lines. However we as dermatologists also use it for a distressing medical condition called hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) ? of the underarms, palms, soles and more recently scalp. ______________________________________ ⭐️Added bonus⭐️: treating the scalp can also help preserve your blowout and/or press ??longer by helping prevent your hair from reverting into its natural state after sweating with exercise or on a hot summer day. _______________________________________ So where is @dermdocny injecting mine? ?? scalp ?? . . . #botox #blotox #hyperhidrosis #dermlife #silkpress #naturalhair #ethnicskin #summerinthecity #laderm #nyderm

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Salons across the US are offering their customers the opportunity to get these injections alongside their curly blow-dry in a sort of “one stop shop” to long lasting hair. Hmmm we however, certainly are not sure about this.

Dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry told Us Weekly about her service offering Blotox, she said: “I had a number of patients that were resistant to working out because they didn’t want to ruin their hairstyle or blowout. It makes a huge difference for the working woman who wants to be fit but still look great. For patients with curly or kinky hair, their hair will remain straight longer.”

How exactly does Blotox work you might ask? Well according to dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, Blotox blocks your neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, that makes your sweat glands turn on and therefore stops you from sweating out of that specific area.

She also added that with the humidity that comes with the summer months in California, it causes more people to turn towards Blotox as “people sweat with the higher humidity, or when people go to the gym daily, sweat along the scalp hairline or in the scalp causes hair to curl and create waves, ruining a fresh blowout.”

Although boxtox is only FDA approved to treat crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, this isn’t stopping both dermatologists and their clients from injecting it just about anywhere and everywhere these days… the question is would you?