Botulinum toxin injections—or Botox—have many uses, including medical and cosmetic applications. Most people are familiar with the most common cosmetic treatments using Botox which mostly consists of facial injections to smooth out wrinkles. The most common treatment areas are the forehead, brows, and the corners of the eyes. Some people may even be familiar with some of the medical uses of Botox such as treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and chronic migraines. The more niche uses of Botox can sometimes raise eyebrows (or not, if treated with Botox), and none other than “Scrotox” or “scrotum Botox” tends to be among the most surprising. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery offers the best scrotum Botox Bellevue and Kirkland can provide.
What Is “Scrotox”?
Scrotox—as previously mentioned—stands for scrotum Botox. This involves injecting Botox into the skin of the scrotum. It is one of the newer Botox treatments available and is an off-label use. Unlike many other Botox injections, scrotum Botox can be performed for a wide variety of reasons. It may be part of a larger treatment plan for certain medical conditions or completely cosmetic.
Reasons To Get Scrotum Botox
When physicans began performing scrotox, it was primarily for medical reasons. The first medical treatment was for treating scrotal pain and inflammation which was not helped through other treatments or surgery. Other possible medical treatments scrotum Botox may be used for include:
- Make the scrotum look smoother
- Allow the scrotum to hang lower or looser
- Make the testicles look larger
- Contribute to more pleasureable sex
- Make the scrotum sweat less
These uses of scrotox have not yet been adequately studied, but anecdotal evidence has shown some possible benefit. The treatment also appears to have few, if any, negative effects. Therefore, it is allowed and considered safe as an off-label use of Botox.
Outside of the purported medical benefits, scrotum Botox has possible cosmetic benefits that many people seek out. Some of the cosmetic uses of scrotal Botox may include:
- Treat wrinkles or a wrinkled testicular appearance
- Make the scrotum look bigger
- Help the testicles hang lower
Men unhappy with or concerned about the appearance of their scrotum and who may feel insecure about it during sex or when wearing form fitting clothing may consider cosmetic scrotox treatment.
Benefits & Risks
Like all Botox treatments, scrotal Botox comes with benefits and risks that patients need to weigh with their provider before undergoing the injections. For most people, there are few risks, but it is important to fully understand the procedure and potential risks.
The benefits of scrotum Botox may include:
- Wrinkles become less noticeable
- Less sweating
- Increases sensitivity for more sexual pleasure
- Can help treat some scrotum pain and inflammation
- Scrotum may look bigger
- Allows the scrotum to hang slightly lower
- Enhances sex life
- Quick, non-surgical treatment
- Little to no pain during or after treatment
- Few risks
- Minimal side effects
- Increase confidence
The risks of scrotum Botox can vary based on a patient’s medical history and goals for treatment. Possible risks include:
- Infection at the injection sites
- Temporary numbness
- Lower sperm count (this has not been observed in human patients, but it is a possibility that patients should consider)
- Little to no effect
- Tightness of the scrotum or nearby areas
- Prolonged or severe side effects such as bruising, swelling, or redness
Major complications from scrotox are rare. However, patients should understand that all procedures come with some inherent risk. Your provider can further discuss the risks during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery.