While some men believe they look more distinguished or rugged with a few fine lines or wrinkles, others see them as undesirable signs of aging.
Many patients in this latter group take action to regain their smooth and clear complexions with skin care products like Retin-A and treatments such as Botox.
An injectable like Botox can offer men a subtle relaxation of wrinkles and help them feel more confident in a culture that often correlates youth with success, strength, and attractiveness.
What Is Botox?
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all neuromodulators and brand names for botulinum toxin type A.
These products are injected into facial muscles to block nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction. Limiting the movement of facial muscles helps to smooth wrinkles and fine lines and prevent deeper creases from forming.
Men commonly receive Botox treatments to the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and around the eyes.
What Men Can Expect from Their First Botox Treatment
First and foremost, patients should seek a skilled injector, preferably one that regularly performs this treatment on men. Male patients often require more Botox as they have stronger facial muscles, and the product should be carefully placed to preserve a masculine facial structure.
Prior to Botox, patients should avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medication like aspirin and ibuprofen. On the day of treatment, the area will be cleansed and ice is often applied as a numbing agent.
Next, the provider will administer a series of injections with a thin needle. Patients may experience a slight pinch or pressure, but most find the 10-to-20 minute procedure very tolerable.
The injection site may appear red or slightly swollen immediately after treatment. Patients should avoid: rubbing the treated area, laying down for at least two-to-four hours so that the product does not get displaced, and the gym for 24 hours.
Results can be seen within five-to-seven days, and results typically last between four-to-six months
To learn more about Botox or other injectables for men, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.
Many photos we see on social media and in magazines celebrate youth and beauty. While some these images are a result of Photoshop, healthy lifestyle, and genetics, others are due to the subtle work of skilled plastic surgeons.