Botox for men? Yes, please! Long gone are the days when Botox was a cosmetic procedure only considered by women.
Guys also want to look better and younger. They want to keep their competitiveness against their younger co-workers, and of course, they want to make their social media posts look gorgeous!
Also called Brotox, this minimally-invasive treatment is the most-requested cosmetic procedure for men.
Sure, a few lines and wrinkles can be considered attractive and give a men’s face character and sex appeal. Let’s face it, time and aging can be way more kind and forgiven on men. But, that doesn’t mean that they want to look haggard or older than they really are.
The aging process can impact the self-teem of anyone, and men do not escape this situation. Whether you are a young man in your thirties with only fine lines or a mature man in your 50’s with full-on deep wrinkles, Botox can be an easy, effective, and quick fix to this problem!
So, if you have never considered this procedure or are doubtful, giving it a second thought, keep on reading because we are here to tell you everything there is to know about Botox for men.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is one of the worldwide brand names of the botulinum toxin. Usually, these terms are used interchangeably and as synonyms. However, one is the brand, and the other term applies to the generic name. For simplicity’s sake, we will use the term Botox.
Botox is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This substance temporarily blocks nerve impulses, causing a muscle-relaxing effect on the treated areas. By doing so, Botox can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin above or even make them disappear altogether!
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Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on July 28, 2021
WHY DO MEN GET BOTOX?
Maybe ten years ago, men having Botox injections accounted for less than 10% of patients having cosmetic procedures. However, in recent years, these numbers have risen dramatically, and the trend is changing, with almost a 25% increase.
In these modern times, men are more open to having cosmetic procedures done, considering it just a step up from grooming or going to the gym. Going “under the needle” is a means to an end. It’s the way to go if you want to look better, younger, and are in desperate need of a boost in your confidence.
Also, it doesn’t hurt if a more attractive appearance helps you improve your dating life or have more work opportunities. After all, we live in a competitive world!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX FOR MEN AND WOMEN?
There are key differences in Botox for men and women. The reason lies in subtle variations in anatomical structure and aesthetic goals.
Men tend to have a stronger facial muscle structure, which leads to an adjustment in the amount and injection sites. Also, men usually want to soften the horizontal wrinkles along the forehead, frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows), and lines around their eyes. Those are the problematic areas for them.
On the other hand, women usually tend to go for a Botox brow lift. If a man wants to fix that area too, the doctor must have a really soft hand to prevent a “startled” or “wide-eyed” look that could feminize a man’s features.
Will botox give me a frozen face?
Frozen faces are the tell-tale signs of Botox treatments gone wrong. Nowadays, the Botox techniques have improved a lot and aim to give you a fresh-faced appearance combined with natural-looking results that preserve your facial expressions.
The idea is that you have subtle improvements that are not noticeable to the untrained eye. That’s why more men are opening up to the concept of having Botox injected. Cartoonish frozen faces are a thing of the past!
However, to achieve the best results possible, you have to put your face in the best hands (literally). You must find the right clinic and experienced medical professionals to do the job. So, don’t cheap out when it comes to your face. You only have one!
BOTOX OR FILLERS: WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR MEN?
There is no doubt that Botox injections are at the frontline of anti-wrinkle treatments. However, there are other injectable treatments that you could have depending on your case, needs, and goals.
Botox treatment is mainly used to diminish the appearance of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles in the upper area of the face, those that may appear from smiling or frowning. On the other side, the use of dermal fillers can be beneficial for wrinkles etched in your face at rest, mainly in the middle or lower section, where you could have a loss of volume.
So, men can use both treatments together depending on their facial anatomy, aesthetic goals, and signs of aging.
HOW IS THE BOTOX INJECTION PROCEDURE?
Before the procedure, your doctor will give you some recommendations, like avoiding taking aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, and herbal supplements for a week, as these may all contribute to bruising.
The procedure is pretty straightforward and can take less than 15 minutes. No cuts, no pain, and zero downtime!
Your doctor could use an ice pack to numb the area, so you don’t feel any discomfort. In any case, the procedure is not painful! You will only feel the slight prick of the needle.
BROTOX AFTERCARE AND RESULTS
You could present with some reds bumps and mild swelling post-treatment at the injection sites; these should resolve within 1 hour.
For the rest of the day, you should remain in an upright position and not apply pressure on the treatment areas. Also, you should avoid excessive exercise, high temperatures, and consuming alcohol for the next 24 hrs.
You will start to see results after 2-5 days, and they will continue to improve and peak until the two weeks post-treatment, when you will see the final results. During this period, you may present a feeling of heaviness in the area.
Do not worry! This is perfectly normal, and it is a sign of the Botox taking effect and your muscles starting to relax.
The results could last between three and six months, so you should have touch-ups every four months to maintain the results. However, this may vary from person to person.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox is a medical FDA-approved substance for cosmetic usage with a very strong safety profile.
You could have side effects, but they occur very rarely. Most of them are related to under/overcorrections or asymmetries rather than dangers related to the substance itself.
There are some patients, though, that should restrain from having this procedure done. There are specific contraindications, including neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Myasthenia Gravis, and taking certain antibiotics (namely Erythromycin) and blood-thinners including Warfarin or Heparin.
A Final Word
If you don’t want Botox, it’s ok. If you do want it, it’s ok too! Having Botox is an individual decision.
Either way, we are here to tell you that Botox is not only for women and that you have every right to slow the aging process if you desired it. There is no shame in that, whether you are a man or a woman.
And because men are men, we know that you want quick and effective solutions with almost instant results!
So there is no time for using anti-wrinkle creams that may not work. Also, anti-aging creams and moisturizers can only do so much to diminish the effects of aging and gravity. The truth is that Botox works when anti-aging creams don’t.
And undergoing a painful surgical procedure with a long recovery time is entirely out of the question for most men. So, don’t waste more time and book a consult to find out the brotox treatment plan that we can design specially for you!
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX INJECTIONS COST?
Botox (Vistabel) prices:
Baby Botox (patients under 30 years): 310 euros
1 area: 385 euros
2 areas: 430 euros
3 areas: 535 euros
If you want a personalized quote, we welcome you to visit our facilities for a free, no-obligation visit. You’ll have time to consult with the plastic surgeon, ask questions, and talk about any concerns.
We’ll identify the best solution and the best price for you.
With more than 20 years of experience, Antiaging Group Barcelona is a clinic leader in rejuvenating treatments in Spain.
Doctor Jesús Benito is a recognised authority in Spain in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Doctor Laura Salvador
Specialist in face and body cosmetic medicine.
Cosmetic medicine with laser techniques (IPL, QSwitch…)
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