Summer can really wreak havoc on your hair. Instead of looking smooth and sleek, is your hair frizzy and frazzled from the heat and humidity? If so, you’ll be interested in a recent trend that’s sweeping the nation: Sweat-reducing Botox scalp injections.
Indeed, women across the United States and beyond are asking their doctor for Botox injections in their scalps to inhibit sweating. The procedure particularly appeals to active women, who find that their tough workouts and demanding fitness classes leave their hair looking frizzy or limp. But those who simply live in hot and humid areas are asking for the injections as well.
What is Botox used for?
Botox — or neurotoxin botulinum toxin — originally was developed as a medical treatment for muscle conditions but has been used for cosmetic purposes for years. Many people regularly receive Botox injections to temporarily smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
That treatment now is extending to the scalp to help keep hair smooth and free of frizz. When Botox is injected into the scalp, it blocks the nerves that power sweat glands, inhibiting sweating and leaving hair less frizzy. The dearth of sweat also means hair needs to be washed less frequently.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox injections as a treatment for excessive perspiration, or hyperhidrosis. To treat the entire scalp takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
How long does Botox last?
Results of Botox scalp injections last for six to 12 months. The procedure is completed quickly and results in minimal pain, since very small needles are used. Just about everyone who undergoes the procedure notes a marked decrease in sweating, while some patients say their sweating completely stops.
Experts note that the procedure does not inhibit growth of new hair; in fact, some studies suggest that Botox injections work as a treatment for hair loss and could even result in thicker hair for individuals using the anti-perspiration treatments. Patients report that absent the usual sweating, they need less-frequent blowouts to get the same look.
For sleek summer hair, consider Botox
Is Botox the secret to keeping your hair smooth, sleek and frizz-free in the summer humidity? To schedule a personal consultation please visit us online at www.YourLaserSkinCare.com or call us at 323 525 1516.