Folks Are Getting Botox Injections to Preserve Their Blowouts

Aesthetics Hub | 17 Oct 2017

So, yes, we get it. Humidity is not your friend when you're getting a blowout.

Credit: Time Out

And we all want that magic beauty bullet that gives us perfect hair, all day, all night, 24/7. Even when it's raining. Or if we're at a spin class.

Now, our friends at Us Weekly report that "Blotox" is a thing. A major thing. What's Blotox, you ask? It's Botox injected into your scalp as an off-label use to stop sweating, thus helping your blowout to last longer if you want to work out.

"Blotox has been popular for a while with many of my patients," explains dermatologist Rachel Nazarian of the Schweiger Dermatology Group. "Many people are embarrassed to admit that they sweat a lot in their scalp. Although it can be quite annoying, it can also get quite expensive if these women are spending tons of money on blowouts and they're barely lasting the day. Especially in the summertime when 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."

How does it work, you might be asking? By blocking the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, that makes your sweat glands turn on and do their jobs. And Blotox apparently crosses all age barriers.

"Even many of my older patients that are experiencing hormonal hot flashes state that they can feel the sweat dripping down their face from their scalp. Injecting Botox into the scalp has given them a break from the embarrassment and made them more comfortable," says Nazarian.

Who would have thought a simple trip to the doctor could help extend your blowout?

 
By BY DONNA FREYDKIN
 
This article first appeared in Allure.
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