Can Men Benefit from Botox?
Botox treatments in men have steadily become popular in the recent years. By softening deep lines and wrinkles on forehead, between the brows (frown lines or “11s”) and around the eyes (“Crows feet”) Botox can give men a more youthful and well-rested appearance without compromising masculine features of the face. The fact that this end-result can be achieved safely in a short office visit adds to the popularity of this treatment. Maintenance simply requires touchups every 3 to 4 months.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin, popularly known as Botox, is an injectable neurotoxin that works by blocking the firing from nerve endings on muscles. This in turn has the effect of relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for forming facial lines and wrinkles. The end result is softening and smoothening of facial lines and wrinkles and thus giving a more youthful, well-rested and relaxed appearance.
Is Botox Safe?
When an injected by an experienced physician Botox is very safe. Complications typically arise from incorrect techniques by inexperienced injectors. The correct dosing and placement of Botox is thus extremely important in achieving the desired results. Therefore, it is highly advised that Botox be administered by a board-certified dermatologist or experienced physician.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Generally, the results last about 3 to 4 months but there is variability and in some cases in cane last longer. However, most patients need repeat treatments every 3 to 4 months to maintain optimal results.
Is Botox Expensive?
Botox has rapidly become the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure in the US for both men and women for the simple reason that it produces effective, reliable results in a relatively inexpensive way. The average cost per treatment area is $250 to $500.
In summary, Botox is a safe, effective and reliable cosmetic procedure that can provide a youthful, well-rested appearance in men without compromising the natural masculinity of the face. The dosing in men is slightly different than in women due to the relative bulkiness of the facial muscles and their placement. It is important that Botox be administered by an experienced board-certified dermatologist or physician in order to minimize complications and optimize desired outcomes.