There are many myths about Botox. Many people think that the procedure is only for women. The truth is, Botox for men has become popular in San Diego. Although women make up a majority of our patients at SDBotox, we have seen a sharp rise in the number of men that walk into our office over the past five years.
The most popular areas men are treating are:
- Forehead Creases
- Crow’s Feet
- Frown lines
Wrinkles, creases, and lines age men and leave permanent expression appearances, even when your face is at rest.
Botox injections for men is an outpatient procedure that lets you get treatments and then go on with your day. Expect to be in and out of the offie in about 15 minutes. SDBotox in San Diego, California treats numerous male patients every day.
Botox injections are a great alternative to plastic surgery and that “worked on” appearance.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, such treatments led the way in non-surgical procedures in 2016. Its overwhelming popularity continues to rise with men. Yes, fellas, men too.
In 2015 alone, over men 420,000 underwent the treatment. This number represents a whopping 4 percent increase than in 2014. And growth since 2010 is an astounding 34 percent. So, if you are a male who wishes he could smooth out a few wrinkles and other signs of aging, you are obviously not alone.
Although the cosmetic Botox has been in use for over fifteen years, some people are unaware of its existence. Most guys still think the procedure, and its intended purpose is for ladies only.
Through small syringes, injections are made into the muscle of the targeted area. The ingredient in Botox is a naturally-occurring protein, known as botulinum toxin. The injections work by paralyzing muscle movement. We target the tiny muscles that control squinting, frowning, and other facial wrinkles.
The patient receives about three doses into the outer eye region to smooth out the presence of crow’s feet. To treat between the eyebrows, most men receive five injections into the lower forehead. The treatments are one of the simplest and safest cosmetic procedures available.
The process takes approximately ten minutes, with no downtime. The results become noticeable a few days after treatments. Full results become visible about one week after the procedure, and they typically last 3-6 months.
Is the procedure for men different?
The same treatment that works for women works as well on men. The injections via fine needles into targeted areas are the same for both. The only difference to note is men have stronger, larger facials muscles than women.
Because men tend to have larger muscles than women, even in our faces, more Botox is placed at each injection site, but the number of injection sites typically remain the same.
Our skilled professionals will assess each patient on their unique needs. Bare in mind, each treatment plan varies from person to person regardless of gender.
What areas are the most common treatments for men?
One of the most challenging regions for men is the groove that runs between the eyebrows. It is the most common area male patients wish to change. But, it’s also not uncommon for guys to aim for reducing the gravity of their crow’s feet. Also, a common site are the horizontal lines that across the forehead.
Will it help me look younger?
There is no doubt that injections can wipe years off your face. That is the main reason the treatment continues to dominate with the male generation. Here are a few of the benefits the treatments include:
- Smooths wrinkles
- Reduce fine lines
- Smooths Frown lines
- Eliminate thick Lines on The Forehead
Older men sometimes tell me they need to appear younger to compete in the workplace or dating arena.
Young men tend to treat these same lines as they begin to appear and with regular application, they will likely never develop the wrinkles seen in their peers and the previous generation.
What are the side effects and what does my doctor need to know?
Botox has been on the market for many years and is a highly-tested product. Many male clients come to us for treatments to lessen the appearance of aging to their face. Because we focus on safety, it is imperative that we know your medical history.
Also, be sure to bring a list of all medications, including supplements that you take. The known side-effects are mild, and there is almost never any downtime. Because of its simplicity, you should be able to resume your normal activities right away.
That being said, we highly recommend you go to an experienced practitioner like those at SDBotox. Incorrectly placed Botox can lead to asymmetry and/or dropping of the eyebrow or eyelid.
Patients tend to have little bumps at each injection site for approximately 30 minutes. This is a result of having a little bit of liquid injected into the subcutaneous space. As a result, some patients like to wait half an hour before returning to work and seeing their peers.
Do treatments last as long for males as females?
Because men have larger, stronger muscles than women, larger doses are sometimes necessary. Larger dosages compensate for bigger muscles that guys have. The longevity of the treatments, however, are the same for both genders.
Each patient has their unique requirements and genetics. That can make the results vary from person-to-person. But, the average range the treatment last is about three to six months.
Can guys use Botox to avoid wrinkles?
Botox injections for women help to prevent the severity of wrinkles and lines. It can provide the same results for men as well. If your goal is to avoid lines, you may want to consider starting the procedures while in your 30’s.
Once you begin treatments, you should maintain regular injections as a preventive measure. Today’s younger generation are turning to Botox as a smoother and an enhancer. Older males feel they need to compete in the workforce where a youthful look dominates.
With regular use, Botox tends to last longer. This is because the target muscle shrinks from disuse. Think of it as the opposite of working out.
What are other cosmetic treatments popular with men?
Unlike Botox, a dermal filler is entirely different in men vs. women. Women tend to want large, high cheekbones. This would feminize the face of our male clientele. In contrast, we place a fair amount of dermal filler in men’s jaws and chins. This has the opposite effect and can help make a face appear more masculine. The temples are another common site men tend to request dermal fillers.
Many men have loved the results of our new CoolSculpting for men.
Find out if Botox is right for You
If you’re in San Diego, the only way to know if Brotox is for you is to contact our office and schedule a consultation. You’ll learn if the treatments are right for you to refresh your features. Our team of qualified professionals can help establish an individualized assessment plan.
These plans assist you in achieving a youthful masculine look.
Our fundamental goal is to create a look for men that asserts both vitality and experience. Are you ready to give Botox a try? You can see for yourself why we are a leader in the cosmetic enhancement for men.
We are confident you will not only love your results but, you will be more self-assured. Your new appearance and self-confidence is one injection away. Never settle for less when you can look and perform your best.