When you think of Botox, you typically think of people injecting it into their face and forehead to get rid of unsightly wrinkles and give them a smoother appearance overall. You might not perhaps think of them injecting it into their feet – but apparently this is growing in popularity, particularly at this time of year.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr Esho told the Independent that he has seen a 15 per cent hike in the number of people asking for this procedure during the festive party period as they try to combat the pain in their feet from wearing high heels.

To complete the procedure, Botox is used alongside dermal fillers and is injected into four parts of the foot. This stops the feet from sweating and expanding, which can make shoes feel uncomfortable, while fillers are injected into the ball of the foot so as to give a bit of extra cushioning.

“When you walk normally, your weight is evenly distributed across your feet, but that doesn’t happen when you’re wearing high heels,” Dr Esho observed.

Another interesting trend being seen in recent times is scalp Botox, where people have injections along their hairline to stop them from sweating. Not only can it have this impact, but it can also help to improve the quality of your hair and help you to fight frizz.

To find out more about our Botox and dermal fillers courses, get in touch with us here at Derma Institute today. One of our experienced and friendly team members is looking forward to your call.