Botox® isn’t just for women — Harnessing the power of Botox for men

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 16, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Botox for menIt should come as no surprise that men, just like women, want to feel and look their best. As a result, there has been an upward trend in men seeking out procedures to help them achieve these goals. One procedure in particular that has experienced a tremendous surge in popularity among men is Botox injections. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men seeking Botox jumped by more than 300,000 in the last year alone, which is a leap of 10 percent in a single year.

Most men who undergo Botox injections cite a mix of business and personal concerns as their reasons for seeking such treatment, noting that in both their professional lives and personal lives, looking younger and more energized gives them an edge. They state that treating the fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging helps them achieve a look they couldn’t otherwise obtain, and that it has a positive effect on interactions with others, particularly co-workers and clients in the workplace. The most popular use of Botox for men is to treat so-called frown lines that form creases in the forehead. By smoothing these lines, men feel that they look not only younger, but more confident, relaxed, and in charge.

If you are a man considering Botox, here is what you need to know: Botox is minimally invasive, performed as an in-office procedure, and is associated with no downtime. You will be in and out and back to the office so fast no one will ever have known you were missing.

Botox is primarily used to treat wrinkles around the eyes and across the forehead through a series of small injections that most patients report as feeling like little pin-pricks or tiny pinches. As the Botox begins to work, the muscles that cause creases, wrinkles, and lines to appear in the face will gradually relax. This creates a smoother, more youthful look, with results lasting for between three and four months. To maintain the results of Botox, you will need to schedule additional treatments about three to four times per year, though some studies have shown that the effectiveness of Botox may increase in length after undergoing several treatments.

Although Botox is a safe and effective procedure, very few patients may experience side effects. Side effects are typically mild, and may include localized pain at the injection sites, swelling or tenderness, redness, or bruising. Before undergoing Botox treatment, please let us know if you have any nerve or muscle diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, since Botox is not appropriate for patients who have these conditions. Botox is also not appropriate if you have drooping eyelids, difficulty with swallowing, or significant facial muscle weakness.

If you are a man considering Botox treatment, please call Monarch Plastic Surgery today at (913) 317-9386 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your needs and to be a partner in helping you achieve your goals.

Topics: Botox

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