Originally used to smooth out frown-lines and crow’s feet, it was never going to be long before Botox was taken to other parts of the body.
And whilst usually associated with the frozen faces of women, it’s now men getting in on the Botox action - but not just for their faces.
Men are now having Botox - the neurotoxin drug that temporarily paralyses muscles - injected into their scrota.
An aesthetic genital treatment to achieve scrotal tightening and/or smoothing, also known as Scrotox, is a $1,500 to $3,000 procedure that temporarily improves the look of the scrotum and decreases sweatiness for three to six months. (Note: Scrotal attractiveness is subjective.)
Although it sounds bizarre, doctors predict the treatment, so-called Scrotox, is only going to become more popular in 2017.
"It is clear that we are going to be seeing more done on men's private areas, for men wanting smoothing down there," said board-certified plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon, likening the trend to growing interest in vaginal rejuvenation treatment among women. Like other botulism toxin injections, Scrotox requires needle injections. So, it's like getting Botox for your face… except not really.
Scrotox is supposed to do three things:
1. Decrease sweating
2. Reduce wrinkles
3. Make the scrotum appear larger due to muscles relaxing
It has been known many cyclists and runners have been getting the Botox in this area to relieve them from skin irritations caused from excess sweating and rubbing. To them, it has been said to be just as important as facial rejuvenation.
Although we are not offering this service at SkinSpaMED, we stress to anyone who is contemplating having it done needs to do thorough research into both the practitioner and the product they plan on using.
Also, patients should manage their expectations in terms of results as it could prove very costly and nervy racking to go through, for very little in return.