Botox for Men
Concerns about aging, scrutinizing your fine lines and wrinkles in the mirror, cosmetic medical procedures… These are all things that women do, right? Actually, more and more men are seeking rejuvenation procedures these days, and for very good reasons!
Men are just as concerned with their appearance as women are. We just don’t always want to admit it! But with many of us re-entering the dating scene in our forties, fifties, and beyond, we want to look our best. And with employers tending to favor young upstarts fresh from grad school, we want to put our best foot forward on the professional front as well.
So, it’s no wonder that men are showing a keen interest in anti-aging treatments like Botox. In fact, Botox is currently the most popular physician-administered, minimally invasive aesthetic procedure for men! Botox is chiefly used to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, but can be effective at minimizing lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) or lifting sagging eyebrows.
Not only is Botox incredibly effective at helping create a more youthful appearance; it’s also extremely easy!
- A Botox treatment takes only about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Dramatic results are visible within days.
- There’s no recovery time; you can go right back to your regular activities after treatment.
- One treatment lasts for about 3 to 4 months.
How does Botox for men work?
The mechanism behind this popular cosmetic treatment is surprisingly simple and obvious. Lines are created in your skin when you frown, wrinkle your brow, hold tension in your facial muscles, and so on. When injected into the muscles, Botox blocks nerve impulses. The muscles relax, your complexion smooths, and now you enjoy a more relaxed, youthful appearance.
Have questions about Botox? Give us a call. We can schedule a consultation, discuss your concerns, and help you decide if Botox is right for you. In the meantime, check out these before-and-after pictures of patients like you, who used Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOx® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, or both at the same time. BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic.
If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients inBOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin®(incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles: trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.