Blowout bars, sometimes called blow dry bars, are popping up all over. If you haven’t seen one or heard of them, they’re hair salons that specialize in blow drying and styling hair, and they usually don’t perform other services like haircuts or coloring. The idea is that they are affordable, relaxing and a fun way to pamper yourself to get ready for the day or week. Many offer packages that promote coming in a few times a week for a discounted fee.
Until now, the biggest enemy of women who pay to have blowouts has been sweaty gym hair. Thanks to a new off-label use of Botox, sweaty hair could be a thing of the past with a few “Blotox” injections, as they’re now being called.
Botox has been used for many off-label medical conditions since its inception. One of the most common uses for the injection outside of the cosmetic industry is for excessive sweating. Although this is usually targeted at underarm sweat and sometimes foot sweat, people are now requesting Botox injections in the scalp to stop sweating and preserve their blowouts after the gym. This saves them time washing, drying and styling hair again each day and helps their blowouts last longer.
The treatment works by blocking the communication between the gland responsible for sweat and the nerve endings. The injections are placed under the hair follicle in a procedure that takes around 30 minutes. To be effective, treatments must be redone every six months or so.
Of course, there are other ways to spruce up hair after the gym, such as dry shampoo or timing your blowouts two or three days a week right after you’ve hit the gym. But, if you’re comfortable with Botox, it may be worth a try. For more information on Botox treatments or to schedule a consultation, call Dr. Collins’ office today at 509-368-7788.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788