Botox for Men

Though some think Botox treatments are only used by women, this is not true. Many men are getting Botox to help improve signs of aging in the face due to wrinkles. Currently, 1 in 10 patients receiving botox are men. Understanding the key differences in a male and female face when it comes to Botox administration is what makes Dr. Feledy the best doctor offering Botox for men.

Botox Treatment for Men

What is Botox?

Botox is short for "botulinum toxin", which is a popular injectable treatment. Explained simply, this substance blocks the nerve impulses causing temporary paralyzing of the muscles that cause wrinkles. This can give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance that may look more youthful.

Is Botox for men different than women?

There are, generally speaking, unique differences between the skin and muscle strengths when it comes to a male and female face. It is important for the person administering the Botox to have experience with this to get the best result.

Does Botox have other uses beyond addressing wrinkles?

Yes. Studies have indicated that Botox can be effective in relieving migraine headaches, reducing excessive sweating and helping with muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.

It is important to understand that Botox won’t fix all types of skin problems. For example, while it can diminish under-eye wrinkles, it can’t repair damage caused by the sun. Another factor that must be considered is skin thickness, type, and the degree of wrinkling that is or has occurred. This will be important in determining how effective Botox will be.

Who should consider getting Botox?

If you are seeing or exhibit lines, creases or wrinkles on the smooth part of your forehead above and between the brows (the glabella), you should consider treatment with Botox. Patients from 18 to 65 years of age may experience this, it is not something that necessarily needs to wait until age has impacted the body more heavily.

What is recovery time after Botox treatment?

You can resume regular activities immediately.

It is cautioned that you don't rub the treated areas after Botox treatment. This can cause a migration of the Botox to other areas of the face and that may cause temporary weakness in those muscles which weren't targeted. Should that happen the result may be a drooping effect that you may not want.

Are there side-effects of Botox?

As with most any cosmetic treatment, there are side-effects that can range from allergy to the substances to the result of its placement in your body. The best thing to do is discuss these side-effects while at Belmont Plastic Surgery, so any questions are fully answered.

Though Botox for men is considered safe, some side effects and complications can include:

  • Bruising and pain at the injection site
  • Redness
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Temporary facial weakness or drooping

If you are interested in the Botox for Men Washington DC has available, get more information by contacting Belmont Plastic Surgery, and schedule your appointment today.

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