Although Botox is usually given to older patients who want to get rid of signs of aging like wrinkles, actress-host Kris Aquino admitted on Wednesday that her eldest son Joshua got injections of the drug.
But in the case of Aquino’s 19-year-old son Joshua with veteran actor Philip Salvador, the Botox injections were for his armpits as this reportedly helps control excessive sweating.
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used:
- to treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents (urge urinary incontinence), a strong need to urinate right away (urgency), and urinating often (frequency) in adults 18 years and older when another type of medicine (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken.
- to treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults 18 years and older with overactive bladder due to neurologic disease who still have leakage or cannot tolerate the side effects after trying an anticholinergic medication
- to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older
- to treat increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles in people 18 years and older with upper limb spasticity
- to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in people 16 years and older
- to treat certain types of eye muscle problems (strabismus) or abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in people 12 years and older
According to celebrity dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo, injecting Botox in the armpits can stop sweating and also whiten the area.