Those extra hours out in the sun, high stress levels, and age can affect the appearance of the skin, ultimately causing fine lines and wrinkles. And this doesn’t only affect women. Men have to deal with it as well. What can men do about fine lines on the face? The same thing many women do—get Botox® (a highly diluted protein toxin) injections to treat trouble spots.
What is Botox® for Men?
You see more Botox® advertisements featuring women rather than men, but men do frequent plastic surgeons for the same exact treatments. The procedure, nicknamed “Brotox,” has evolved into one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men. In fact, in 2012, doctors administered Botox for men nearly 400,000 times.
Botox® can be injected on these areas of the face:
- Between the eyebrows
- Corners of the eyes
- “Forehead furrows”
The Advantages of Botox®
Suppressing the motion of certain muscles in the face is the main purpose of Botox®. Over time, that furrowed brow and lack of collagen production can cause lines to appear between the brows, near the corners of the eyes, and on the forehead. The protein toxin blocks the chemical signals sent from the nerves, so the facial muscles relax. Once the Botox® injection is finished, you will notice smoother skin instead of fine lines.
Fine lines can make you appear tired and older than your age. For men, “Brotox” has helped boost their confidence at work and in other social situations. Recent studies have shown not only the increasing popularity of Botox® for men, but for other cosmetic procedures as well.
What Else Can Botox® Do?
It’s not just the frown lines between the forehead and around the eyes that Botox® can treat. This minimally invasive cosmetic injection can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures provided at Boulder Plastic Surgery such as:
- Laser resurfacing
- Facial fillers
Men also look to this injection for additional reasons that don’t involve treating fine lines and wrinkles including the treatment of migraines and excessive sweating underneath the armpits.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in finding out more about how Botox® can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, be sure to set up a consultation at Boulder Plastic Surgery. During this initial meeting, our doctors will discuss what to expect and why Botox® is one of the most popular minimally invasive anti-aging procedures. Make an appointment now by calling (303) 578-4193.