Ask An Expert: Is Botox A Solution For Your High Heel Woes?

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A couple of weeks back, we asked if you would give up your high heels for your health. In response, one of our readers suggested that Botox could be the answer to the pain our lovely Loubies give us. We were so curious to see if there was any truth to it that we decided to reach out to Plymouth Meeting, PA dermatologist Marlene Mash, MD to find out. Here’s what she had to say:

While she’s never actually performed this procedure herself, she does see why it could be a solution. “I do see how people who have worn heels for years have problems with the bottom of their feet,” she says. “They tend to lose volume in their feet, so we typically inject them with fillers to address that issue.”

But, Dr, Mash says there is no guarantee that Botox in the heels would work because it’s considered off-label. But since Botox relaxes muscles and gets rid of spasms, she thinks it could help alleviate the pain associated with years of frequent high heel use.

However, injecting Botox into the feet would not be a permanent solution. If you were to try this, you would have to repeat the process in another four to six weeks.

What do you think? Would you inject Botox into your heels to soothe the pain caused by stilettos? Tell us what you think in the *comments below. And don’t forget to keep asking us all of your beauty questions on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll keep getting you expert advice.

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