Botox is being used these days for everything from curing urinary incontinence to helping prevent wrinkles, reports the Inquisitr. Now folks can add one more Botox use to the list. It's called "Blotox" or "Blow-tox," a nickname for getting Botox shots injected into the scalp in order to prevent sweating in the area and save a person's blowout.
As reported by the Daily Mail, women are turning to Botox injections in their scalp that can help reduce sweating their hair out and keep their manes smooth and frizz free. This is especially important to women who like to get a good exercise session in each day but don't want to waste the money they've spent at the salon on expensive blowouts.
The publication notes one fan of "Blotox" who paid approximately $620 to get the Botox shots in her scalp in order to get her thick, wavy hair under control. The 44-year-old Michelle MacCormack hadn't suffered from frizzy hair due to a love of exercising, but said that her thick hair would look unruly as soon as she left the house some days, simply due to the humidity, heat and other weather conditions. As a result, Michelle would even bring a flat iron with her to work each day just to straighten out her hair and try to make it constantly look neater.
This non-stop straightening can not only be time consuming, but the heat can damage hair and cause split ends and other consequences to make the hair ultimately appear unhealthy. Enter "Blow-tox" to the rescue. According to doctors, there has been a surge of women who have requested Botox shots in their scalps in order to help save their hairstyles. Many of the women have been post-menopausal women who find themselves sweating more than they used to as younger women.
While Botox injections around the face and neck area and in the scalp sound like a blessing to some women who no longer have to wash their hair four times a week, the whole "Blow-tox" process comes with plenty of warnings. First off, Botox shots in the cranial area haven't been approved for use in that region -- and only specific patients might qualify for such treatment.
"It's not without danger. There's always a risk of neck weakness if you inject around the muscles that hold up your head. I wouldn't treat anyone with an autoimmune disorder or a history of motor neurone disease."