Is facial Botox just for women? Before you book an appointment, take a look at everything men need to know about Botox.
What Is Botox?
Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable cosmetic treatment that can help to reduce wrinkles and facial fine lines. The toxin blocks nerve signals to the muscle at the injection site. Without a signal, the muscle can't contract. This smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines above the area.
Who Uses Botox?
This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure was the most popular pick in 2020. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 4.4 million Americans used botulinum toxin type A. Of the total 2020 procedures, 265,247 were males. This number represents six percent of the overall botulinum toxin type A injections. Not only is this procedure the most popular minimally invasive option in the country, it takes the number one spot with men.
Why Should a Man Choose Botox?
Women aren't the only people who have concerns about their appearance. Like women, men also want to age gracefully. If you're not happy with what you see in the mirror or recently noticed a few fine lines, botulinum toxin type A is an option to seriously explore. Both men and women can expect similar results from this type of injectable. These include the reduction or elimination of crow's feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, and lip lines. Botulinum toxin can also soften a dramatically square jawline, correct an excessively gummy smile, and reduce the look of neck bands.
Unlike facelifts and eyelid procedures, an injectable doesn't require surgery to freshen your face. This means you won't need anesthesia, surgical incisions, stitches, or a long recovery time.
Where Can You Get Facial Botulinum Toxin Injections?
The answer to this question depends on the desired results. To smooth crow's feet, you will need injections around the eye area. But to stop forehead furrows in their tracks, you'll need (as the name implies) forehead injections. Frown lines are most noticeable in between the eyebrows. Even though this type of issue will also require a forehead-area injection, your medical provider will need to target a lower space than they would for deeper horizontal furrows.
Marionette lines (wrinkles that go from the corners or edges of the mouth downward toward the jawline) require lip-level and lower face injections. You will need injections in a similar area to stop sagging lips.
Talk to a medical professional to learn more about facial Botox.