Botox Targeting Men
While older women were once the target audience for cosmetic treatments, interest in Botox is steadily rising among younger generations and men.
In fact, many men are becoming more aware of skincare products and the ways in which they can fight wrinkles and the signs of aging.
However, male patients may still be hesitant to take action and undergo Botox because they don’t know how it works, what to expect from treatment, and what their results will look like.
Here’s what men (and women) need to know before their first Botox treatment.
Botox Is an FDA-Approved Injectable Treatment for Men and Women
Botox has undergone rigorous clinical trials in order to gain FDA-approval. It can safely and effectively improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines in adult patients.
It works by limiting movement of facial muscles and preventing wrinkle-causing expressions. As a result, Botox smooths lines and provides a more relaxed appearance.
How Can Botox Differ for Male Patients?
While it’s important for everyone to select a skilled injector, it’s especially important for male patients seek a plastic surgeon or dermatologist that routinely performs this treatment on men.
An experienced provider will be able to preserve a masculine facial structure and achieve natural results by injecting specific sites.
Additionally, men often required larger amounts of product, as they have stronger facial muscles.
What to Expect From the Procedure?
After assessment of the face, photographs, and markings, ice will be applied to desensitize the area prior to treatment.
Next, Botox, which arrives to your provider’s office in a powder form, is diluted with saline to make it into an injectable substance.
Then, a series of several injections are made into facial muscles, and the entire process typically lasts 15-20 minutes.
Patients may have some pinpoint bleeding and slight swelling, which typically resolves within an hour. They should avoid laying down or rubbing their face for several hours. Otherwise, all normal activities can be resumed immediately after.
Does Botox Look Natural on Men?
In the hands of an experienced injector, Botox can look extremely natural on both men and women. Within 5-7 days of treatment, patients will notice decreased facial movement and the softening of lines and wrinkles.
Botox allows men to look like a younger and more refreshed version of themselves, and is an excellent anti-aging treatment. Results typically last four months.
To learn more about Botox for men, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.