Monday, February 9, 2009

Botox can prevent baldness?

According to recent tests conducted by Dr. Simon Ouiran from Epione, Botox can delay and prevent baldness.

From the article (courtesey of Grinza):

"Ouiran discovered the hair loss prevention properties of Botox while he was treating his mother from debilitating headaches—a side effect of chemotherapy. The doctor followed the advice of Allergan, the world’s leading Botox manufacturer, by using Botox as a way to alleviate migraines through scalp injections.

After injecting the cosmetic drug to his mother’s scalp, not only were her headaches gone, her hair also began re-growing.

“Of course, I was happily surprised by the result,” said Dr. Ourian. “So I decided to share this discovery with several of my regular patients. Because hair loss is a significant source of insecurity for many people, both men and women, there was no shortage of volunteers with thinning hair. The results for many were astonishing, and for some, a single session yielded dramatic results.”

We should wait for any peer-review results but this is another interesting off-label use for Botox. As you can tell from our pictures, we are anxiously awaiting trials of Botox to treat hair loss.

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists NY/NJ

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