Botox, the famous wrinkle eraser, is finding new popularity in an unexpected location: the scrotum. It’s called Scrotox, and men are lining up in droves to try it out for themselves. Scrotox is exactly what it sounds like — injecting botox into your scrotum. Botox of the scrotum is a procedure that involves injecting botulinum toxin (Botox) into the skin surrounding the testicles. This stops muscles in the scrotum from contracting. What purpose does Botox provide the scrotum, and why is it such a hot trend among some men? Find out below.
How common is Scrotox?
More popular than you might think. Botox is a substance that’s been widely used by doctors for many years to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. It works by paralyzing muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, or other signs of aging. More and more men are using Scrotox to (purportedly) increase the size of their downstairs.
Now, a whole host of new claims have been made about this procedure, including the following:
- Scrotal wrinkles are less noticeable.
- Sweat dries more quickly than before.
- The scrotum looks larger and more voluminous.
- Sex is more pleasurable.
Does Scrotox work?
A 2018 review of erectile dysfunction (ED) literature found that injecting Botox into the corpus cavernosa, the spongy tissue that fills up with blood to give you an erection, may be able to treat ED. This study is just the latest in a series of non-invasive treatments using Botox to treat ED. Earlier this year, the first US study of using Botox to treat men with lifelong ED got FDA approval
And another 2018 review, Trusted Source of “scrotal rejuvenation” techniques suggests that injecting Botox in the smooth muscles, especially the dartos muscle, of the scrotum may help reduce wrinkling. In a recent survey of American men, over 42% said they would consider the treatment to make their scrotum less wrinkled.
How is Scrotox Done?
Scrotox is a pretty simple, straightforward procedure. The Scrotox treatment done under the care of Laura Matjasich, Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner at Majestic Aesthetics & Wellness, is as follows.
- Apply some numbing cream or ointment to the scrotum
- Examine your scrotum and marks the areas where the Botox can be safely injected
- Gently inserts a needle into your scrotum and slowly injects Botox, repeating the injection several times for maximum coverage of the scrotum
- Cleans up any areas that might be lightly bleeding
The entire procedure usually takes anywhere from two to four minutes.
What’s Scrotox Recovery Like?
Scrotox is an outpatient procedure. You can go into the Majestic Aesthetics and Wellness’ office, have it done, and go home within minutes afterward. In fact, there are so many different Scrotox procedure options that the total amount of time that you will need to be at the office can vary substantially based on the type of procedures you are having.
The treatment typically takes around fifteen minutes and is comfortable, yet minimally invasive. It generally takes a few hours to kick in, but when it does it can reduce hair growth by up to 50%!
Scrotox can be done during lunch break, with no need to schedule a vacation day. Afterwards, for a few hours, you will not be able to lift heavy objects or have sex.
How long does it last?
Scrotox results typically last about three to four months.
Scrotox as a medical Treatment
Scrotox injections are a well-known treatment for chronic scrotal pain (CSP) and/or inflammation from conditions that affect your scrotum. Treating pain can give you back the freedom to enjoy your life, reduce your use of pain medications, and possibly prevent damage to your testicles.
Cosmetic Scrotox procedures are out of pocket but you may be able to claim them on your health insurance plan if your scrotum pain is a chronic condition or injury caused by something like an accident.
Scrotox can offer some useful medical benefits, with many patients claiming a better sex life. If you have more questions about scrotox and its benefits call Laura at Majestic Aethetics and Wellness today