• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
Botox on groin

Most people knew Botox as a drug that can eliminate wrinkles and facial lines to bring back youthful appearance. However, Botox can also help those suffering from excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis.

Today, more and more people are getting Botox to control excessive sweating. Common areas include armpits, the palm of the hands, sole of the feet and even the scalp. And now, people are also getting Botox injections in their groin area too.

The groin area – the trough running from the hips where the genitals is situated, has folds that trap the belly skin and leg skin. This is the area where people, especially those obese, tend to trap a lot of moisture. The maker of Botox, Allergan, claims the toxin injection can block the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands.

Excessive sweating in the groin area can cause problems, particularly if you are obese or overweight. People who are obese or overweight often have an overhang on the lower abdomen. For thin individuals, it is not an issue of concern since they would have less overhang of lower belly that can trap moisture or sweat.

Botox on Groin Area

Botox injections done for hyperhidrosis of the armpits is usually done between 4 to 6 months since that is how long Botox lasts. As for Botox on groin area, the coverage is about the same as the armpits. Discomfort that can experienced is minimal. In fact, it is more painful in the face than in groin area as the nerve density in the groin is less than on the face.

The injections of Botox on groin aren’t really big but they spread in multiple tiny injections. The reason for doing this is to fully cover the groin area. If you only inject one or two areas, it will be hard to disperse the medication.

As for the risks, the injections of Botox on groin area is very superficial. There should not be any risk as long as the person performing the procedure knows what he/she is doing. Also, the muscles in the groin area are huge, major muscles so the small amount of Botox administered in this area isn’t going to cause any harm.

One of the biggest benefits of Botox on groin area is that it can reduce the risk of developing fungal or yeast infections. Of course, Botox won’t prevent these infections because what it does is only reduce the wetness or moisture in that area. However, by reducing the moisture of the area and keeping the area drier, there is less chance yeast or fungi develop in the groin area.