TOTAL HEAD JOB: Drybar-SoulCycle-Bikram Yoga devotees have a new fix to keep them fresh from one class to the next — Botox scalp injections to decrease perspiration and help gain a few extra days out of their blowouts.
A flurry of women have been finding their way to Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery’s Dendy Engelman for the 30-minute treatment. Men have been more inclined to use the treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), but now more of Engelman’s female patients have been using the procedure for keeping up appearances pre- and post-workout. Skeptics might wonder about potential hair loss, but ongoing studies are testing whether Botox injections could be a treatment for hair loss, according to Engelman.
“So there is no danger in doing this, it is just a new phenomenon we are seeing and I expect to see it grow in more cosmopolitan cities or wherever a SoulCycle pops up,” Engelman said. As of now, the $1,200 to $1,500 indulgence is more of an Upper East Side thing. But it also seems like prime material for “Odd Mom Out” creator Jill Kargman, “Happily Ali After” author Ali Wentworth or the now-decamped “Primates of Park Avenue” scribe Wednesday Martin.