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Botox for Men – What You Should Know

Men often turn to Botox injections to make them more competitive in their career field or help them maintain a youthful appearance. Botox for men is currently the number one cosmetic enhancement that men seek. 

Cosmetic injections are no longer just a source for women to turn back the hands of time. Men want to enhance their appearance, and Botox is a low-risk treatment that can be done right in your cosmetic provider’s office. They even have their own masculine nickname for it: “brotox.” 

In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about Botox injections for men. 

How does Botox work?

If you’re trying to determine whether or not Botox injections are right for you, it can be helpful to understand how Botox actually works. The procedure is usually done in the office and requires little to no recovery time. Your provider will inject small amounts of botulinum toxin (Botox) in strategic locations on your face. 

After the injections, the toxin inhibits your body’s ability to release certain neurotransmitters that tell your muscles to contract. Instead, the Botox tells your muscles to relax which softens wrinkles and makes them less noticeable. 

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Why do men choose Botox?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 453,000 male patients had Botox injections. This surpassed every other cosmetic enhancement on the market and made Botox the number one treatment for men. 

Here are the top 3 reasons men choose Botox:

  1. To remain competitive with younger colleagues in their career field.
  2. To improve their sex appeal and dating options.
  3. To start fresh following a major life change.

Many men see it as a simple way to boost self-esteem and regain their confidence. Even young men in their 30s are choosing preventative Botox injections to maintain their confidence by keeping aging at bay.

Botox can open doors for men at work and in their personal lives. In this way, the procedure can improve your quality of life in a relatively simple way.

When should I get Botox?

How will you know when it’s time for Botox? On average, most men begin Botox injections around age 40. If you’re under 40, you might want to think about Botox to help prevent your muscles from developing “static wrinkles” (the kind that doesn’t go away easily).

Men under 40 often choose these injections to help prevent future aging. Using preventative 

Botox injections to soften dynamic wrinkles reduce stress on your skin and prevent the deeper wrinkles from developing. Sometimes men will begin Botox injections as early as age 25, but you can start treatment whenever you’re ready. 

Is it ever too late for Botox? You’re never too old for injections, so age alone shouldn’t stop you from getting the treatment. However, if you haven’t had Botox before, you should know that it won’t completely rejuvenate your face. 

In your fifties, many facial wrinkles are static and the texture of your skin is much different too. 50 is also when many men begin to notice sun damage and sagging skin due to reduced collagen and elastin levels.

A consultation with your cosmetic provider will help you understand all of your options when it comes to enhancements. They may suggest adding in other injections with Botox to give you the best results. 

What are the most popular Botox injection sites for men?

Generally, men pursue Botox to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. The most common areas for men to receive Botox injections are:

  • Forehead creases
  • The corners of the eyes or “crow’s feet”
  • Between eyebrows or “frown lines”
  • Around the mouth

Remember, the goal of Botox for men is to reduce wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming. Botox won’t change the structure of your face or your “rugged good looks.” 

What can I expect after Botox?

Sometimes men worry that these injections will affect their facial animation or the character of their faces. Choosing an experienced provider is the best way to ensure that your injections will be well placed and the amount of toxin injected will be accurate.

You will not see the full effects of your procedure immediately. Although the procedure itself only takes about 15 minutes to complete, you won’t see the full effects until 1 to 2 weeks after injection. It’s important to remember that Botox isn’t permanent. To maintain the effects of your treatment, you will need to have Botox injections every 3 to 4 months.

Are there side effects?

Receiving Botox injections is a relatively safe procedure when the injections are given by a qualified provider. However, as with any cosmetic treatment, there are some potential side effects and risks to be considered. Here’s what you can potentially expect:

  • Swelling and bruising at the injection site
  • Headaches

Not everyone experiences these effects after Botox. Any side effects that you experience should be short-lived and will resolve within 24 hours after the procedure. Most individuals can go back to their normal routine right after their injections. Oftentimes, business professionals will have their injections during their lunch break and then return to work. 

One reason it is important to choose a good provider for Botox injections is that an inexperienced provider can inject too much toxin, causing more serious complications such as:

  • The inability to control muscles
  • Problems with vision
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • The inability to control the bladder
  • Difficulty breathing

If you experience any of these more serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately as these symptoms could mean the toxin has spread to other parts of your body. Remember, side effects after Botox are rare, but they can still happen.

 

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How much does it cost?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists the average price of Botox in 2019 at $397 for one area. However, it’s important to remember that the cost of injections is based on many different things: the number of injections needed and the level of experience of your provider. 

Oftentimes, the area being treated is a factor. Larger areas need more injections, making them more expensive to treat. It’s also important to remember health insurance will not cover the cost of Botox injections for cosmetic reasons.

Where can I get Botox?

Injections should always be given by a certified cosmetic provider. As mentioned above, there can be serious side effects when the procedure isn’t performed correctly. That being said, Botox is a common procedure and it’s available at many medical spas and cosmetic facilities. Before you choose a provider, read reviews, and speak with previous clients. Once you have decided where to go, set up a consultation for more information.

Questions to ask your doctor before Botox:

  • What potential side effects should I expect after Botox?
  • How long will my results last? 
  • When will I need another treatment?
  • Is Botox the right choice for me?
  • How much will the treatment cost?
  • How long will I need to recover?
  • How often do you give Botox injections?
  • How long have you been doing this?
  • Do I need a follow-up appointment after my injection?
  • What should I keep in mind when considering Botox?

SeaMist MedSpa in Rhode Island has experienced staff and satisfied patient results. If you have any questions about Botox, we would be happy to answer them.  

How common is Botox for men?

It’s more mainstream than you think. The trend is known as “brotox” is beginning to shed the longstanding stigma that cosmetic enhancements are just for women. Botox for men now makes up 10% of all cosmetic procedures. 

Which male celebrities have had Botox injections? Deion Sanders, the former pro football player, is so outspoken about his cosmetic injections that he became the voice of Botox for men. Sanders speaks openly about his Botox injections in the media and encourages other men to talk to their cosmetic providers about Botox too.

While more and more men are going under the needle, unlike Sanders, most men aren’t willing to talk about it. Whether they’re talking about it or not, more than ever men are focusing on their appearance and taking better care of themselves. Some men believe that getting Botox means they’re vain, but that’s simply not true. 

If you’re thinking about Botox, schedule a consultation with us to discuss your questions, concerns, and determine if Botox is right for you.

 

Check out our blog where you can find out more about Juvederm Vs Restylane, how to get rid of a double chin, and Botox vs Fillers

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