Good Morning America: Blowtox
How do you keep your hair looking its best even when you have to make time for the gym? Good Morning America’s Brandi Hitt reported on the latest use for Botox, nicknamed Blowtox.
Botox is already used to smooth wrinkles, prevent headaches, and even control sweating. But now could it have another cosmetic application for your hair? Maybe Botox is the secret to preventing frizz, maximizing the value of sometimes expensive blowout hair treatments.
GMA: Botox for Hair
A 26-year-old named Melissa tried out Botox for her hair. One month later, she said it is making a difference. “I’ve definitely noticed a significant change since I had the procedure done,” she said, with results noticeable in just five days.
For this process, Botox is injected into the forehead. The chemicals can block signals from the nerves that tell your glands to produce sweat. That means you won’t be perspiring on your scalp.
Good Morning America: Botox Eyelid Droop Side Effects
Is this Botox for your hair safe? Though doctors say there is no evidence of “adverse events” as a result of this treatment, side effects are possible. “Side effects can occur, and probably my worst side effect is if I get a little bit of a lid lag, where the eyelid droops a bit,” said Dr Bobby Buka at South Street Seaport Dermatology. “It’s very rare.”
But if you want to try this process, you might want to start saving up. The treatment needs to be repeated every three to six months to maintain the results, and each session costs between $500-700.
GMA: Botox Prevents Frizzy Hair?
Not everyone is sold on this concept. “Will it help? Possibly. It will help with some of the reduction of sweating,” said Dr Rosemarie Ingleton of Ingleton Dermatology. “But will it make your hair not frizzy at all? If you are working up a big sweat, you’re still going to get frizzy.”
Nicole James is a new patient who was betting on the results, despite the odds. Would you ever consider trying Botox to maintain your hairstyle? Have you used it for anything else in the past? I’m amazed that they are constantly finding new uses for it.