As far as we’ve advanced as a society, there are still certain stigmas that hold us back.
However, those tides are slowly turning. In an effort to look and feel their best, more men than ever are taking care of their bodies, their skin, and their overall health—which is a big reason why nearly a million men get nonsurgical cosmetic procedures every year.
And yet, there is still a stigma surrounding Botox treatments for men. Despite the mounting pressure to look younger and flaunt an “Instagram physique,” Botox is still seen as a woman’s treatment.
That changes in 2021. In this article, we’ll detail some of the benefits of Botox for men.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for an injectable that relaxes and softens wrinkles. It works by blocking signals between your nerves and muscles, which stops the muscle from contracting.
It’s most often used to fix:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
The treatment has become popular because it’s fast (the injection only takes minutes and the full effects take shape in 7-14 days), it results in minimal discomfort, and there is no need for anesthesia. Moreover, the results of Botox last for 3 to 6 months on average.
There are certain people who shouldn’t get Botox, including pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, and people who have neurological diseases. But you will never see “men” on the list of people who shouldn’t get the treatment.
How Is Botox For Men Different?
For the most part, Botox treatment for men isn’t all that different than it is for women. Regardless of gender, the treatment involves a series of injections into key areas of your face.
And the important function of the injection remains the same: to temporarily block the nerve signals that activate your facial muscles and relax the repetitive movements that cause wrinkles. Whether you’re a man or a woman, the treatment results in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
One of the most commonly treated areas for men is the furrow line that runs across their foreheads. To smooth out those forehead wrinkles, your doctor will use Botox in specific areas. The number of units will vary person to person. However, with a skilled doctor and the proper dosage, Botox can give men a more youthful-looking face for 3-6 months just like women.
The Benefits Of Botox For Men
Whether men want to admit it or not, they feel a ton of pressure to maintain a youthful appearance. Botox helps men in the following ways:
- Nonsurgical Results––Botox is a noninvasive procedure. In fact, it’s so simple that people often refer to it as a “lunchtime procedure,” because it can be done on your lunch break without missing any work. Whereas facelifts and other surgical solutions take hours to complete and have weeks-long recovery times, Botox takes a few minutes and has almost no recovery time.
- Boosts Self-Esteem––It’s perfectly natural to see fine lines and wrinkles as we age. However, that doesn’t change the fact that we often feel self-conscious about them. Botox can make you feel younger and more confident again.
Botox As Wrinkle Prevention For Men
One common question is whether the signs of aging can be prevented. Other than avoiding sun damage, getting proper sleep, and living a clean, smoke-free life, you can use Botox to prevent aging. Particularly wrinkling.
In your 20s and early 30s, you have thick and strong facial skin that can withstand repetitive folding and creasing of the underlying muscles. That changes as you get older. As your skin loses elasticity, it becomes more susceptible to the wrinkles, resulting from your repetitively contracting muscles.
Relaxing those muscles with Botox could prevent those wrinkles in the first place. Some common places for these preventative injections are the areas that cause the most insecurity for men:
- The jawline
- Crow’s feet
Getting regular Botox from a young age can go a long way to preventing wrinkles and fine lines from forming in the first place.
Melt Away Wrinkles Without Downtime
The world is becoming more accepting. Gone are the days of telling men they don’t deserve to feel beautiful. In 2021 and beyond, a major shift will continue to take shape as men take more conscious control over their appearance.
With so many benefits for men, Botox is one of the most popular and effective anti-aging treatments. Don’t put it off any longer.
At Proffer Surgical Associates, we believe that men deserve to feel good about their looks, regardless of age. That’s why we offer a full range of Botox treatments for men and women. With years of experience, we know how to properly dose for men so you get the best results without the pain and downtime of surgery.
To learn more about Botox treatments, schedule a free consultation.