Why Women are Getting Botox Injections in Scalps
Botox injections to the scalp may seem odd, but people have found benefit from this treatment. In this blog, we discuss three reasons why women are getting Botox injections in their scalps.
The Control of Sweat from the Scalp Region
The primary benefit of having Botox injections in the scalp is to control sweat from the top and back of the head. We’ve all heard that term “power surge,” and menopause plays a role in why women seek out Botox injections in San Diego. The paralyzing effect of Botox helps to reduce the association between scalp nerves and sweat glands. The result is a decrease in the production of sweat.
A scalp is an active place for many different body functions. The head and feet are two areas where our bodies shed heat. Sweat plays a part in how our body regulates heat and people are right to be concerned with how dampening sweat production in the scalp region may interfere with the body’s ability to regulate heat.
What is important to remember is that our entire body takes care of regulating heat which is why we sweat in more places than just our feet or our heads.
Prolonged Hair Treatments
People get Botox injections in their scalp to help their body improve the duration of hair related treatments such as curls, flat iron, and straightening. Because there is less sweat, there is less need to wash hair as often. The result is that hair stays in place longer. Is that a primary reason to have Botox injection in San Diego? Not so much, no. It is more of an added benefit than it is a reason to have the procedure done. Visiting a medical spa in San Diego is a good place to find answers to questions about this procedure.
How Does the Treatment Work and How Long will it last?
The scalp injections for Botox is a series of injections all over the scalp area. The exact number of injections varies from one patient to the next. Most patients receive between 120-150 units in one treatment session. Patients complain that there is just a small pinch at each injection site and that pain is minimal. The entire treatment takes 15-20 minutes to perform.
There is no real recovery time. Clients can return to work the same day. An ice pack to the treated area helps to deal with any pain post-procedure. The treatment lasts for about three to six months, but that again depends on the patient.
The Last Benefit of Botox Scalp Injections
While there is not a lot of clinical evidence, patients and doctors speculate that Botox applied to the scalp may help to increase hair growth. The rationale is that by relaxing the nerve centers for the scalp, the hair follicles may benefit from increased levels of oxygen from the blood stream. Since blood is known to be part of the hair growth process, improving blood flow may be an option for growing more hair.
If this is a procedure that you would like more information about, make an appointment to consult with Dr. P. Alexander Ataii about Botox Injections for your scalp. There may be other treatments that work better for you, but the process begins with a complimentary consultation.