MANILA -- 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.
Botox is a drug commonly used cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.
But in the case of Aquino's 19-year-old son with veteran actor Philip Salvador, the Botox injections were for his armpits as this reportedly helps control excessive sweating.
"Oh my God, nagwo-work talaga 'yung Botox sa kili-kili kay Josh. It really stopped," Aquino told her guest co-hosts KC Concepcion and Karla Estrada on her morning show "Kris TV "aired on Wednesday.
According to the actress-host, it was her "The Buzz" co-host Toni Gonzaga who told her about this little-known effect of Botox.
"And it really helped Josh dati ang dami niyang sweat stains," Aquino said. "Now his kili-kilio is not pawis-pawis anymore."
According to celebrity dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo, injecting Botox in the armpits can stop sweating and also whiten the area.
Botox of the armpit is a short procedure and only uses cream anesthesia for zero pain. The procedure takes one hour, while the effects of the procedure last for six months.
"The Botox stops the sweat glands from secreting the sweat by paralyzing temporarily the muscles around the sweat glands that causes the sweat glands to be squeeze and release the perspiration," Belo explained.