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Understanding how Botox for Hair Treatment Works

Botox is used for a multitude of concerns, from signs of ageing to migraines to excessive sweating to acne. However, one treatment you may not have come across regularly, but is increasing in popularity, is Botox for your hair.

Whether you want to refresh and revitalise damaged locks or reduce sweating on your scalp, Botox hair treatments can mean different things and yield different results.

So, what does it mean, how does it work and is Botox the right treatment for your hair?

Find a clinic or practitioner near you and enjoy a risk-free booking process thanks to free in-clinic consultations and the option to pay in-clinic. Also, you can now split the cost of your treatment into four equal, interest-free instalments using Tabby.

What is Botox hair treatment?

There are two very different types of Botox hair treatments:

  • Topical Botox hair treatment

To be completely clear, topical hair products contain no actual Botox. Rather, these hair products market themselves as Botox, based on how the product works. The hair on your head loses fullness and elasticity as it ages, just like your skin. Hair Botox products work by filling in individual fibres of hair that helps gives it fullness and makes it smooth, not unlike how Botox, or more accurately fillers, work for lines on your skin. They are usually deep conditioning treatments containing a mixture of the following:

  • Keratin.
  • Intra-Cylane.
  • Caviar oil.
  • BONT-L peptide.
  • Vitamin B-5.
  • E vitamins.
  • Collagen complex.

Best for: Repairing dry, dull, and damaged hair, reducing unwanted frizz or adding lustre.

  • Botox injections for hair

This, put very simply, is the more traditional, cosmetic option that involves injecting botulinum toxin into the scalp. The protein found in Botox is very effective at temporarily blocking sweat secretion glands – by stopping the chemical signals between the skin and the glands.

Best for: Reducing excessive sweating so you can enjoy less oily hair for longer. Also, recent studies suggest that Botox type A can help treat hair loss – specifically male pattern baldness.

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How does Botox hair treatment work?

Botox topical treatments

Treatment lowdown

Hair Botox is a popular hair salon treatment. After a shampoo to open your hair cuticles, the Botox is applied from root to tip. The treatment is left in wet hair for a period, usually between 20 to 90 minutes. You’ll see the results immediately and they are expected to last between two to four months.

There are at-home products available, but as with most treatments, you will get the best results visiting a professional.

Botox injections

Before the treatment

A consultation will reveal the best treatment route for you. A clinician will assess the condition of your hair, as Botox injections are effective only if the hair follicles are still intact.

During the treatment
  1. Your scalp will be cleaned and prepped.
  2. Your doctor injects the Botox into your scalp in different areas. As with regular Botox, you will feel a scratch at the injection site.
  3. The Botox can then start to relax the muscles in your scalp.

If you’re looking to increase hair growth, your doctor may use a combination of Botox and Minoxidil or Rogaine during the treatment, as this can help stimulate the hair follicles. The treatment should take between 10 and 15 minutes.

Aftercare

You may experience some temporary side-effects, such as minor bruising or swelling on the scalp. This should fade after three or four days.

Avoid touching the treated area and stay out of the sun for at least a week, as this can help reduce the risk of irritation.

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Is Botox hair treatment permanent? Plus, other things you need to know

How do Botox hair treatment results and prices compare with other hair repair treatments?

How long does Botox hair treatment last?

Topical treatments can be enjoyed immediately and should last between two and four months. Botox injections are effective within two weeks after your first session and will need to regular top-ups every three to four months to maintain results.

How much does Botox hair treatment cost?

If you’re looking to try a topical Botox hair treatment in your local salon, you can expect to pay around Dhs1,100.

For Botox hair injections with a clinician, prices tend to be Dhs1,800, though some places may charge per unit rather than the area size. Pricing may vary depending on your doctor’s fees and the practice you choose.

How can I find Botox hair treatment near me?

Use our clinic locator to find approved practices in your local area.

Alternative treatments to Botox injections for hair growth

Hair plasma treatment

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy takes plasma from your blood and injects it into your scalp, targeting your hair follicles to improve hair loss.

This process is usually split across three sessions over four to six weeks and requires follow-up treatments every four to six months. The average cost for PRP therapy tends to be around Dhs750.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy uses microneedles to inject vitamins, enzymes, and hormones into the mesoderm – the middle layer of skin – to stimulate hair growth. You will need between three and 15 weekly sessions to reach your goal and target the issues causing your hair loss.

Prices tend to vary depending on the area size on your scalp but expect about Dhs500 per session.

Hair transplant

If you’re looking for a permanent solution to hair loss, you might consider having a hair transplant. There are two main types:

  • Follicular unit transplantation (FUT).
  • Follicular unit extraction (FUE).

Average costs tend to range from Dhs15,000 to Dhs35,000. Both transplants are performed under local anaesthetic, so you can go home the same day to begin a year-long healing process.

FAQs

Use our clinic locator to book your treatment – and choose between paying online, paying in-clinic, or splitting payments into four equal instalments with Tabby.
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