Virtually everyone on the planet has heard of botox. But what about ‘blotox’, the new beauty trend that’s set to take the world by storm? In this post, the team at our Manchester skin clinic give some background to botox, get to the bottom of ‘blotox’ and share our insights and expertise along the way.
What is Botox?
Botox is an anti-wrinkle injection that relaxes the muscles and in doing so, softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. While the procedure also has medical uses – from treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) to headaches, it’s best known for its anti-ageing abilities. Interestingly, it’s also the most common male aesthetics treatment (on a non-surgical basis) currently carried out.
What is ‘Blotox’?
‘Blotox’ first popped into public consciousness back in 2017, thanks to a publication in magazine US Weekly. It can purportedly make your blow dry last longer through a series of injections in the scalp. This harks back to botox’s medical purpose as a hyperhidrosis treatment – because sweat can dampen your hair and in doing so affect your blow dry, injecting the hair follicles could stop you sweating and so protect your new hairdo.
Does anyone carry out this treatment?
US Weekly’s weird and wonderful article is a couple of years older and wiser now, but that doesn’t mean this botox beauty treatment will be left in the past. In fact, the article stated that one Dermatologist has been carrying out the procedure for a number of years already – though it does require a large number of injections.
Would you recommend ‘blotox’?
As a reputable skin clinic, we like to use botox for those tried-and-tested methods. When it comes to treating the face, we think it’s best put to use as an anti-wrinkle injection, targeting lines and wrinkles. However, the beauty industry is ever-evolving, and botox has proven itself as a diverse treatment. There may well be lots more applications for botox than we realise!
Should I have botox?
Botox is a prescription-only medicine, so it needs to be prescribed by a medical professional, and only if it it’s of benefit to you. For anyone interested in the treatment, we carry out a consultation first at our Manchester skin clinic, to ensure it’s the right option for you and your skin concern.
Book a consultation with Skin Doctor?
Whatever treatment you’re interested in, get in touch with our friendly team here in our Manchester skin clinic, and we’ll arrange a consultation at a time to suit you. Click here to get started.