The modern man has found another use for the line and wrinkle smoothing favourite
Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as ‘Botox’ has long been a firm favourite amongst celebrities and more recently, the everyday woman has added it to her skincare regime. And it now appears that men are getting in on the wrinkle-reducing action too – but you couldn’t guess where!
Traditionally used to soften, reduce and prevent the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, glabella (between the eyes) and crows’ feet, believe it or not at Transform the number of enquiries for male Botox ‘down there’ has, ahem, shot up.
Yes, you read that correctly – Botox for men’s balls, or what is now being dubbed as ‘scrotox’ is perhaps one of our most surprising cosmetic surgery trends this year. But why so popular? Let’s be honest, metrosexuality is no longer a trend, but a way of life for the modern man.
Transform Clinical Director Mark Norfolk commented, ‘over the past year, requests for scrotum Botox have doubled at Transform showing the huge demand and interest for this procedure.
It’s not a procedure that we offer at Transform due to the possible risks and complications associated with treating this part of the body.
In terms of results, injecting Botox into the scrotum may help with any sweating issues [hyperhidrosis] but won’t have much of an effect on wrinkles as there is lots of loose skin on this part of the body that an injectable treatment just can’t shift.
If the patient has an issue with wrinkles or loose skin on their scrotum, a surgical procedure is most likely to be recommended.
If anyone is interested in having this treatment, I can’t stress enough how important it is to do a thorough research – not only into the practitioner but also around the product they’ll be using.
Also, patients should manage their expectations in terms of results, it could prove very costly and nervy racking to go through, for very little in return.’