Scrotox in Austin, Texas
The scrotum is the sac of skin that contains a man’s testicles. It has multiple layers of tissue including 2 layers of thin muscle called the cremaster muscle (regulates the height of the testicles) and Dartos muscle (regulates the size of the scrotal sac). The temperature of the testicles is tightly regulated through contraction of these muscles, thus lifting the testicles closer to the body when it’s cold, and relaxing them away from the body if it’s warm. This is an involuntary reflex in men in response to temperature and touch. In some men, these muscles are fairly strong and can cause the scrotum to be tight and even uncomfortable, as well as self-conscious that their scrotum doesn’t hang as low as in others.
Who is a candidate?
- Desire for cosmetic enhancement (size/length and appearance)
- Overactive scrotal muscles that contract frequently
- Painful contraction of the scrotum
Area It Treats
30 minutes to numb, 5-minute procedure
Wait, What? They actually do Scrotox in Austin, Texas?
what is scrotal relaxation?(Scrotox)
Non-surgical relaxation of the muscles lining the scrotum using Botox® has been dubbed “Scrotox.” Botox is a natural substance, that, when injected into a muscle, causes relaxation of that muscle that lasts on average 3-4 months. In the case of Scrotox, tiny blebs of Botox are injected into both sides of the scrotum that relax the cremaster and Dartos muscles to prevent full contraction of these muscles.
The effect of Scrotox is a lower-hanging scrotum with a smoother appearance. For some men, a lower hanging scrotum boosts confidence and improves sensitivity, and for some women, more contact with scrotal skin enhances pleasure during intercourse.
how is it done?
First the area is cleaned with a special antibacterial agent. Then, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area for about 20 minutes. After it is removed, the area is cleansed again. To further reduce anxiety, Pro-Nox® in-office anesthesia is provided. Using a tiny insulin syringe, small aliquots of Botox are made just underneath the skin inside the muscle. Over the course of about 2 weeks, the muscles will start to relax and anatomical changes occur.
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is scrotox safe?
In addition to being used cosmetically in the muscles of facial expression, Botox is used over the entire body to relax muscles. Specific examples include relaxation of the hands in people after stroke or who suffer from cerebral palsy, relaxation of the esophagus in people with difficulty swallowing, and relaxation of the bladder muscle. Botox in the scrotum is considered “off-label” by the FDA, meaning that it does not have a specific approval for that area and the manufacturer cannot advertise its use in the scrotum.
Botox has been used for over 50 years and the safety profile is proven and based on the dose. The dose used to achieve scrotal relaxation is much smaller than many other uses in the body. Of note, men who are not done having children should not receive Botox in the scrotum because the long-term effects of the temperature dysregulation on sperm count have not been studied. Additionally, active men should wear appropriate jock straps during athletics or active work to prevent testicular injury from a lower hanging scrotum.
5o years of safety
who should not get scrotox?
Men with the following should not get Scrotox:
- Use of blood thinners such as aspirin, warfarin, Plavix, Pradaxa, Lovenox, etc.
- Infection in the scrotal area (herpes, MRSA, or Fournier’s gangrene)
- Recent trauma in the scrotal area; scars in the scrotal area
- Allergy to Botox
- Neurologic diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, ALS, etc.
The number of units of Botox required to achieve a desired result varies between men. The average dose is 75-100 units. Men with a thicker scrotum (thicker Dartos muscle) may require higher doses to achieve results.
how much do i need?
how long does it last?
This can vary slightly between men and with different seasons, but on average the results last 3-4 months.
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