Somewhere in the world, there’s a man who frowns upon the use of Botox to enhance the looks of others.
However, as technology advances, they’re finding more innovating and self-serving uses for Botox — especially for men and their penises, as new research has indicated that Botox treatments could be used to improve erectile dysfunction issues.
The research into botox for erectile dysfunction is still in the early phase, however, as there has only been one human study of 12 men. So they cannot recommend the procedure just yet, but the evidence of Botox-induced erections seems promising thus far.
The procedure has the potential to work due to its ability to stop the release of neurotransmitter norepinephrine (preventing blood flow), without interfering with the release of nitric oxide — a key component to “getting it up” — which, according to Men’s Health, “relaxes your smooth muscles and allows blood to rush into your penis.
“With this knowledge, researchers have reason to believe that Botox injections can “provide an erectile boost for several months.”
This procedure could work for men who suffer from both types of erectile dysfunction: physiological, which has to do with blood flow issues, and psychogenic, dealing with physiological factors.