Brotox (BOTOX®) for Men
What is BOTOX?
Brotox is what’s referred to as BOTOX® treatments for men. BOTOX® cosmetic is the most common cosmetic treatment in the US for both men and women. Since its introduction, BOTOX® has revolutionized how people perceive and manage their aging faces. BOTOX® allows plastic surgeons to reduce wrinkles and brighten the appearance of your eyes with a safely and reliably and the procedure takes just minutes to perform. BOTOX® treatments have minimal downtime and the results are predictable and natural.
BOTOX® is derived from botulinum toxin type A. It is a neuromodulator that exerts its aesthetic affect by reducing facial muscle contraction. BOTOX® effectively removes animational rhytidis, or wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. BOTOX® is administered using a transdermal injection with a very small and minimally traumatic needle. Common injection sites for BOTOX® include the brows, forehead, periorbtal area and sometimes the lips and lower jawline. BOTOX® can also be used to reduce excess sweating in the armpits. This condition also known as hyperhidrosis can be temporarily “cured” via administration of BOTOX®. Typical results from BOTOX® last 2-3 months, and most patients will receive BOTOX® injections 2-4 times annually depending on their aeshtic preferences and metabolism, dose used, muscle strength, and how often you use your facial muscles (someone who squints more).
BOTOX® is just as effective in men as it is in women. While the treatment areas in men are the same as women, how BOTOX® is administrated is markedly different in men than women. In men, the injection technique must be done in a way to prevent feminization of the masculine face (demasulinzation).
For women, the goal of BOTOX® therapy is twofold:
1. Removal of wrinkles throughout the face
2. Elevation of the brow resulting in a youthful eye.