Botox for Men, is it any different?

It is an open secret that men of today like to preserve their youthful appearance and most of them turn to non-surgical treatments like Botox. Although Botox was traditionally for women, it is has had a massive popularity increase among men. Men just like women, love to look good and one of the ways to do this, is to keep aging at bay. If you talk to most men, they are likely to admit that feeling old is not pleasant.

Botox has been used for several decades to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines and other fine wrinkles on the face. It is an injectable treatment that works by relaxing the muscles where wrinkles often form. After the injections, the muscle movements become milder and the area becomes smoother. This results in fewer and less noticeable wrinkles.

The numbers tell a clear story and according to a released study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men going for botulinum toxin injections (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin as they are commonly known) totalled to 453,281 in 2016. This added up to 9.9 percent of total procedures done for both men and women. Also according the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a 337 percent increase of men getting Botox injections in the last decade.

Men have different aesthetic goals from women when seeking non-surgical treatment. While female patients commonly seek to achieve a youthful appearance by softening facial features, men generally want to subtly reduce the signs of aging by defining sharp facial contours so as to create a traditionally masculine appearance.

The Botox procedure

Also known as Brotox (only when it comes to men), it is a procedure that can be done over the lunch hour period as it only takes about 15-20 minutes to do it. The injections are administered by a skilled professional to the desired areas while you simply relax. You can go back to work or resume your daily activities immediately after as the treatment requires little to no downtime afterward.

The final results are usually visible between 2 to 3 days following the treatment and they typically last anywhere between 3 to 6 months. To maintain the results, regular appointments spaced several months apart are needed.

One of the key aesthetic differences in treating men and women with Botox injections is how the brow area is handled. The female brow is slightly arched and sits above the brow bone. Men however, have a straighter eyebrow that sits lower on the brow bone and some people consider it to be the most attractive shape. Men have more muscle mass in their brows and foreheads than women do. This makes them to require a larger amount of product to achieve a perfect amount of relaxation. It generally takes more Botox to do the job. Botox injections for men is usually approached in a slightly different way than for female patients.

It takes a special eye and more precise technique to give men the results they are looking for. In order to get the ideal results from Botox, the practitioner requires a detailed level of knowledge of the forehead and brow muscles. He/she needs to understand how they work together and have an artistic eye for the differences in brow shape between men and women. A steady hand is also required to put the Botox precisely where it needs to be.

Men’s hairline is different and therefore requires a slightly different injection pattern. Men’s hairline is much higher than women’s and this is especially true as some men have shaved heads. In order to achieve the most natural looking results, sometimes it can be necessary to extend the Botox up onto the scalp. But this also depends on the hairstyle of the person.

Benefits of Botox for men

  • Reduced wrinkles. Botox can lessen the appearance of smile lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles resulting in a younger looking you.
  • Improved self-confidence. You can be able to face the world more confidently after receiving Botox treatment as you would not have to worry about the wrinkles on your face.
  • Rejuvenated appearance.  A youthful appearance can make a man come off as one who is capable of taking challenges in the work place without much fuss.

Some men tend to worry about looking overly done after receiving Botox. However, this should not be a problem as long as you get Botox injections from a Board-Certified injector.

Book your appointment for a consultation

Would you like to understand what options are available for Botox injections in Dubai for men? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or Book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.