What is BOTOX® for Men?
Men used to make up a small segment of the people who sought male cosmetic procedures, but that number is steadily rising. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that men are seeking both surgical and non-surgical methods of cosmetic enhancement in growing numbers. Men are no longer embarrassed to seek out ways to look younger and more refreshed.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a very effective way of treating the deep forehead creases and frown lines men tend to develop that drastically age them or make their features appear angry or aggressive. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an appealing option for men who want results quickly and easily.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a useful treatment for anyone who is looking to reduce wrinkles and creases. Men seeking BOTOX® Cosmetic can use it to address:
- Deep lines or creases along the forehead
- Creases and lines between the brows
- “Crow’s feet” wrinkles around the eyes
- Deep frown lines or creases around the mouth
Some men may prefer BOTOX® Cosmetic over surgery because they want to avoid an “overdone” appearance or are seeking a more convenient option.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that is made using a form of Botulinum toxin A, a toxin produced naturally by a certain bacteria. When injected under the skin, the toxin blocks signals between the nerves and muscles to essentially “freeze” them in place, preventing them from creasing and smoothing out wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are made using a thin needle to inject the toxin into the muscles. There is no anesthesia required, and treatments can be done within 10 minutes. Some patients may feel a slight pinch when the needle first enters the skin, but BOTOX® Cosmetic injections do not typically cause any other discomfort and require no downtime.
Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs and publications, as well as a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.
By far one of the most appealing features of BOTOX® Cosmetic is the convenience of the treatment. Men can literally walk in during their lunch break, receive a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection, and go right back to work without any negative side effects. There may be some slight pain, swelling, or temporary bruising in the injection sites immediately after a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, but any discomfort should subside within a day or two.
Because BOTOX® Cosmetic keeps facial muscles from contracting, wrinkles immediately start to soften. Most patients will see smoother skin right away, but it generally takes a few days to a week for the treatment to take full effect. Results usually last three months, depending on the patient, and repeated treatments are necessary to maintain the best outcome. For most men, BOTOX® Cosmetic sessions every three months are ideal.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used to prevent future creases from occurring. Repeated treatments mean the muscles are more likely to relax with time, causing lines to gradually appear less visible.
Male BOTOX® Before & After Photos