Botox for men is one of the most rapidly growing treatments in the aesthetics industry and is helping men to reduce the appearance of aging and restore their confidence. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at the benefits of botox for men and the different treatments available.
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for the injectable drug Onabotulinumtoxina, a substance which blocks the signal from the nerve to the targeted muscle to prevent it from contracting. By preventing the contracting of the muscles in the target area, there is less pull on the skin and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles.
What Treatments are Available for Men?
At Skin Consultants, all of our treatments are available to men, however, the execution of the procedures themselves may differ due to the fundamental differences between male and female anatomy that require different techniques.
Some of our most popular treatments with our male clientele are:
Botox is most commonly used on the face to correct dynamic wrinkles which are caused by muscle movement in areas such as the forehead, bunny lines (top of nose), frown lines, crow’s feet and lipstick lines.
There are also a number of other areas that botox can treat. One example is hooded eyes. Younger faces tend to have well supported brows which remain high above the eyes, however, over time, the effects of aging can result in the brow dropping, giving the appearance of a ‘hooded eyes’.
On younger faces, the brow is well supported and its position above the eye remains high. Fortunately, for those who are unhappy with the hooded appearance, they have the option of botox. Botox raises and defines the eyebrows by relaxing the muscles surrounding the eyes and, when placed strategically, can open them up quite significantly.
Unfortunately, some individuals can be left with a frozen or ‘surprised’ look when unqualified or inexperienced practitioners inject too much, which is why it’s so important to choose highly qualified and experienced practitioners such as our team at Skin Consultants.
Botox can also be used to change the appearance of the shape of the nose. Alongside dermal fillers, botox can be injected to deliver a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Filler is used to sculpt and smooth out any bumps and botox is injected into the base to lift a drooping tip.
Tear Trough Fillers
Dark circles and tear troughs (sunken under eyes) can cause an individual to look aged, tired or unhealthy. Whilst dark circles can occasionally be fixed by more sleep, greater hydration and a healthier lifestyle, sunken tear troughs can be much more difficult to resolve naturally.
Tear trough fillers are an incredibly effective way to reduce the visible signs of ageing and tiredness below the eyes, giving a more youthful and healthier appearance. Dermal fillers are used to deliver small, carefully administered injections to add volume in the under eye area. The filler is typically made of hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that naturally occurs in the body.
Jawline enhancement helps both men and women to create a more contoured jawline that frames the face, delivering a more masculine or feminine look. Dermal fillers are used to sculpt and add volume to the jawline and jowls, making it appear more defined.
A well-defined chin has long been known to have a significant impact on the appearance of the face, creating perfect balance between nose, neck and cheeks. Chin augmentation is a treatment designed to sculpt a more defined or prominent chin and can even smooth out a cleft chin.
Cheek fillers are an effective method of adding volume and definition to the cheeks, giving the appearance of more pronounced cheekbones. They are delivered by small, carefully administered injections which add volume to the cheek area.
Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections
Aqualyx is the ideal treatment for removing excess fat from stubborn areas. Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections are a unique compound solution which when injected to the problem area works by attaching to, and breaking down fatty deposits. Results are quick and effective and the most popular areas to treat are the chin, stomach, thighs and arms.
Does Getting Botox Hurt?
Many people worry that getting botox will be incredibly painful, especially as they are usually carried out on sensitive areas of the face such as near the eyes, lips, cheeks and nose. However, those who have had treatments often comment that it isn’t anywhere near as uncomfortable as they expected it to be.
This is because dermal fillers and botox are minimally invasive treatments using a tiny needle. The topical anesthetic applied by the practitioner also helps to numb the area and make it less painful.
Benefits of Getting Botox for Men
Non Invasive Procedure
Up until recently, one of the only ways to significantly reduce the signs of aging or alter your appearance was to undergo surgical procedures such as face lifts, rhinoplasties and liposuctions, however, thanks to the great advancements in aesthetics technology, you can enhance your appearance with non-invasive, non-surgical procedures.
Many men avoid cosmetic procedures because they worry it will look unnatural or be really obvious to others, however, our Licensed Medical Professional specialises in delivering natural results, regardless of your expression.
Typically no downtime is needed following botox procedures, however, you should avoid touching the area for 6 hours following your treatment and avoid exercising for 24 hours. You may also experience some light swelling for 48-72 hours, though this shouldn’t affect your daily activities.
The results of botox can last anywhere between 3 to 6 months, though it can sometimes wear off more quickly or slowly than this. This makes it ideal for those who are looking to improve their appearance but are worried about making permanent changes or are unsure if they will like it. Over time, the more treatments you have, the longer the botox usually lasts in the future.
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