When it comes to age, you enjoy an advantage. As a handsome man, you can look forward to looking “distinguished” someday.
But what if you’re not quite ready for that transition? Well, there’s always Botox®. Men who have tried it report looking and feeling better. And they found that it gave them a competitive edge when it came to dating and getting ahead in the workplace.
Sure, it is women who tend to use anti-aging treatments. Yet more men than ever are opting for Botox® injections. They’ve become more open and proactive about their appearance. In fact, the number of American men getting Botox injections has increased by 258 percent over the last ten years.
Maybe it’s time you joined them.
The Science of Botox®
Botox® is a neurotoxin that attaches itself to nerve endings. Once this occurs, acetylcholine — the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions — can’t be released. This inhibits muscle contractions.
Botox® works, then, by temporarily relaxes such dynamic wrinkles as crow’s feet and frown lines. These are caused by contraction of underlying facial muscles.
Other kinds of wrinkles, such as those which are caused by sun damage or gravity, tend not to respond to Botox treatments. If you have those, Juvederm may be a solution for you.
The Art of Applying Botox®
You’ll want to choose a doctor who has experience using Botox® on men. This is because the outcome of injectables for women and men varies widely. A good doctor takes into account your muscle mass, muscle fiber pattern, and hair distribution. And he should know that men usually require higher doses of Botox® than women.
What’s more, your doctor should understand the anatomical differences between men and women’s facial features. For example, women’s eyebrows are naturally arched while men’s tend to be more horizontal. A Botox® application beneath your eyebrows may act to feminize your features.
Dermatologists do agree that men have Botox® applied to mid-brow creases. These deepen with time and can make you look sad or angry.
Hair loss is something else to consider when thinking about Botox®. The foreheads of men whose hair has receded have lines that sit higher on than they do on women. Doctors should adjust the treatment area accordingly.
When it comes to Botox® for men, subtlety is key. The magic is in what you don’t see.
Your Botox® Experience
Lots of men choose Botox® because it’s quick, relatively painless, and involves little downtime. For ten days prior to receiving it you’ll need to refrain from using products that contain aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E, because these products can increase the chance of bruising following treatment.
Before undergoing Botox®, you’ll receive a consultation to determine your treatment needs.
When you receive the Botox®, a topical numbing gel will be applied 15 minutes beforehand. Then six to eight applications will be introduced to your facial muscles. You should only feel a few seconds of mild discomfort as the Botox® enters the site. The site may be red and feel irritated afterward, but this soon goes away.
Following the applications, you’ll be asked to frown, raise your eyebrows, and pucker your lips. This helps to evenly distribute the Botox® through the muscles treated. You’ll also be asked to refrain from exercising, bending over, lying down, or rubbing the area for the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment. This ensures that the Botox® settles in the right place and doesn’t migrate elsewhere. If the Botox® begins to wander, it could mean a paralyzed face or drooping eyelids!
Your Botox® Payoff
The full effects of Botox® come on within five to seven minutes after treatment. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles fade as the days wear on. About two weeks after the procedure the effects with be their best.
The effects of Botox® will wear off over the next four to six months. It will then be time for another treatment. Most dermatologists recommend that you get retreated with Botox® before the effects wear off entirely. The best part of Botox® is that, over time, it retains the underlying muscles that cause your dynamic wrinkles to relax. They get smaller, which means you’ll need less Botox®.
Your Botox® Experts
Want to learn more about Botox®? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling us at (888) 965-2737. We forward to supporting you in all of your Botox® and other aesthetic needs.