Botox has become the most popular anti-aging treatment for men who want to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These issues can surface virtually anywhere on the face, though there are a few areas where they’re more likely to appear. Here at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, we offer Botox for men of all ages, and we can treat virtually all the areas where the signs of aging occur with both corrective and preventative treatments.
Where Do Men Usually Get Botox Injections?
The most common places where men usually get these injections are those found in the upper areas of the face, though we can always treat other areas as well. With that said, here are some of the specific areas that we regularly treat:
Across the Forehead
This therapy can be extremely effective at treating glabellar lines, which are very large lines that tend to span across the forehead. By paralyzing the frontalis muscle in this area, it can work quite well at reducing these prominent lines.
Between the Brows
Vertical lines that are found between the eyebrows and run parallel to each other are known as frown lines, and they’re also one of the easiest types of lines to treat with this therapy. Two muscles, procerus and corrugator supercilii, are chiefly responsible for these lines, and it normally only takes a very small amount of this medication to completely relax them.
Beside the Eyes
A common issue that many men first notice in their late 30s and 40s is the appearance of lines and wrinkles beside both eyes. These are commonly called crow’s feet, and they’re one of many types of conditions that this medication has been FDA approved to treat, as it’s proven to be effective in doing so.
While the areas mentioned are the most common ones that men ask us to treat, this therapy can be effective in many other areas of the face, such as the chin, above the lips, near the mouth, and in the center of the nose. Our consultation will be the perfect opportunity for us to take a look at any lines or wrinkles you have to gauge how effective this medication might be for them.
How Does Botox for Men Work?
Botox’s effects in men are the same for women where the medication relaxes muscles by blocking the chemical signals that control muscle contractions. Once the muscles become relaxed, their movements are no longer aggravating the skin, so the skin can relax as well. This usually leads to fewer lines and wrinkles, and for most men, the results can make them appear years younger after the first treatment session.
However, one way in which men and women differ is in the amount of medication that’s sometimes needed to achieve these results. Men typically have larger muscle mass, which means that more medication is often needed to relax these larger muscles. Regardless, the effects can be quite significant for this reason, as many men who have had muscle tension for years have forgotten what they looked like before this and are often amazed at how effective the results are.
What Is the Initial Consultation Like?
After scheduling an appointment with us, the first step before treatment is your initial consultation. This involves a quick exam of the areas you’d like treated so that we can personalize this therapy to your specific issues and skin type. We’ll also ask you to tell us about any medications you’re taking or any health or skin conditions, other than lines and wrinkles, that you may currently be dealing with.
What Happens During Treatment?
The treatment process is a very quick one and the injections are normally painless. We’ll palpate the target muscles to choose a good location for each injection, and then we’ll inject small amounts of the Botox medication using a microneedle, which is very small. The injections shouldn’t take longer than 10 to 15 minutes in most cases, at which point you’ll be ready to go home or back to work.
How Long Does It Take To Recover?
With no recovery period, this therapy can be convenient if you’re looking for a quick treatment session that won’t affect the rest of your day. Although we normally recommend that you avoid overexerting yourself for a few days because excessive sweating, along with rubbing the areas that were injected, can affect the results of this treatment, you’ll otherwise be able to carry on with regular activities as you normally would.
When Should I Start Botox Treatments?
Many men who start this therapy in their 20s and 30s end up using it regularly throughout their lives because it can be beneficial at just about any age. Starting early in life can help you delay the signs of aging by preventing new lines and wrinkles from developing over time. However, starting later in life can still offer both corrective and preventative benefits.
If you currently have lines and wrinkles associated with facial expressions, these can normally be treated with excellent results at almost any age. Because the signs of aging continue to show up throughout our 40s, 50s, and even 60s, there may still be some time to prevent these issues by starting treatments before they appear.
What Are Expression Lines and Wrinkles?
When imperfections appear in your skin while making facial expressions, these are normally expression lines and wrinkles that you’re seeing. They can differ from other types because they’re linked to the movement of muscles in your face, though they can become longer-lasting as you get older.
This is important to know because this therapy can be very effective for these types of imperfections, whereas those that are the result of sun damage or other factors may not respond as well to this treatment. During your consultation, we’ll take a look at any wrinkles or lines that are present to determine if this therapy is right for you.
Is This the Right Treatment for Me?
You may be a good candidate if the following apply:
- You have expression lines or wrinkles
- You want to delay the signs of aging
- You’re in good health with no infections
- You’re not allergic to Botox’s ingredients
- You’re not currently on blood thinners
How Safe Is Botox for Men?
This therapy is considered to be extremely safe for men of all ages for the following reasons:
Safe Track Record
This therapy has been regularly clinically tested for over 30 years now, and over 5 million people are treated with it every year, many of whom are men who simply want to minimize the signs of aging. It has a safe track record with very few reports of any serious adverse events, and we have many years of experience in using it.
Low Doses Used
When this medication is used for cosmetic purposes, the amount used is much less than 100 units, which is nowhere near the levels that are considered to be unsafe. We always start with a conservative amount first and normally don’t exceed 50 units for each side of the face, which is still a very minimal amount.
You won’t have to worry about any injuries, bruising, or pain because we use tiny microneedles to administer this medication. While most of our patients experience no pain, some have described the sensation as something barely noticeable and similar to a mosquito bite in this way.
When we inject the medication into your muscles, it won’t spread to other areas of your body beyond the areas where we’ve injected it. It doesn’t migrate any further than 45 mm from the injection site, which is still within the same area, and this typically only happens when the area is rubbed or massaged within the first few days after treatment.
No Sedation Required
This treatment is done here in our spa on an outpatient basis, so unlike surgical procedures, there’s no sedation. This means you won’t have to take any medications that can make you drowsy and can safely drive home or even return to work if you visit us on your lunch break.
Schedule With Us Today
As one of the most versatile treatment options for lines and wrinkles, Botox can be used to treat many different areas of the face, and millions of men use it regularly to maintain their youthful looks. To see how this treatment might help you, contact us today at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD to schedule your consultation and first treatment session, and get ready to love your appearance again.