Simon Cowell once described Botox as “no more unusual than toothpaste”. Certainly the use of “Brotox” – Botox® used by men, has grown in popularity in recent years. More men are placing a higher value on the importance of a youthful and fresh look, resulting in men now accounting for almost 1 in 5 Botox® patients, as the treatment has become more and more acceptable.
The comfort and convenience of a Botox® treatment have made it a popular cosmetic option for men. For men who want to look younger and more vital, the procedure represents one of the quickest, least invasive cosmetic procedures available.
The most common reason men give for using Botox® is a desire to remain competitive in the workplace, especially for those in white-collar professions. But it can also help soften facial expressions which may have made them appear angry or tired, such as deep furrows between the eyebrows.
How does the treatment work?
The muscle relaxant is injected directly into the muscle tissue to be treated, which results in the blocking of neural pathways between the nerves and the muscles and so inhibits muscular contraction.
What areas can be treated?
Muscle Relaxant injections are used to treat lines in the upper part of the face. There are three main areas that can be treated, the first area is just above and between the eyebrows known as the Glabella (Area 1), the second area is the Forehead (Area 2) and the third area is the Crows Feet at the side of the eyes (Area 3). It can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the underarms, for more information please click here
Post Treatment – What to expect
While Botox® injections for men often produce dramatic cosmetic improvements, these results are not permanent. Typically, patients can expect one treatment to last roughly approximately 4 months, after which additional injections will be necessary to maintain the result. However, there is evidence that subsequent treatments produce increasingly longer-lasting effects.
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