Everything You Need to Know About Botox for Men
When you think about BOTOX®, you usually think about women who want to remove their forehead wrinkles. However, approximately 20% of the Botox patients are actually men in the UK. The fact is, our aesthetic services are available for both men and women of all ages who want to look younger and refreshed.
What is Botox?
The history of botulinum toxin (Botox) dates back to 1989 when the FDA approved this neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum as a treatment for misaligned eyes (strabismus) and uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm).
However, during clinical trials, doctors discovered an interesting, harmless, and quite amazing side effect –– that it caused patients to lose their forehead frown lines by blocking the release of a chemical that enabled the muscles to contract.
Today, it is the only FDA-approved prescription treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows and crow’s feet.
What Was The First Medical Use For Botox?
Since 2010, Botox has actually been the first approved intramuscular preventative treatment for Chronic Migraine. Botox markets itself by saying it “prevents headaches and migraines before they even start” and has been “proven for chronic migraines for almost 10 years.”
What Is The Difference Between Botox, Azzalure/Dysport and Bocouture?
A variety of approved neurotoxins are available at Astrum Medical Clinic under their popular brand names for men.
As the first on the market, “Botox”, its brand name for Botulinum Toxin A, is frequently asked for by name as a non-surgical wrinkle reducer. The effects from injections typically last 4 to 6 months.
Meanwhile, other popular Botulinum Toxin A products are used as an injectable and wrinkle reducer for men, specifically:
Azzalure/Dysport is typically used to soften and smooth wrinkles on the forehead for natural-looking results and a tighter, brighter face. It was popular in Europe before being FDA approved in America during 2009. It is natural-looking, fast-acting, and its effects may last about 3 months.
Bocouture is the only clinically proven anti-wrinkle injection uniquely purified to remove wrinkles without unnecessary proteins in its composition. It is used to temporarily soften the appearance of frown lines between your eyebrows, as well as to treat severe spasms in your neck muscles, and muscle stiffness. Its injections are recommended to be spaced at least three months apart to maintain its effectiveness.
How Do Botox, Dysport, and Bocouture Work?
All of these popular cosmetic treatments work primarily by relaxing facial and other wrinkles, reducing any visible signs of aging, and smoothing lines on the forehead.
Botox for men does not require anesthesia, and each procedure typically takes about 15 minutes, there is no downtime afterwards, and discomfort is usually minimal.
Above all, each prevents deep lines and wrinkles from forming, helps you look younger, and raises your self-esteem.
Our doctors at Astrum Medical Clinic always assess the patient before dosing the amount of Botox needed. Every patient varies depending on the strength of their muscles, and the depth of their current lines.
Our GMC registered doctors can best recommend which injectable or dermal filler he or she prefers to help you decrease forehead creases, relax crow’s feet around your eyes, restore lost volume around your nose and mouth, reduce the appearance of a double chin, reshape the skin around your nose and mouth, or to address other signs of aging.
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Besides Wrinkles on The Face, What Are Some Different Reasons for Using Botox For Men?
Botulinum toxin is also being used to treat disorders such as:
Inhibiting excessive sweating in your forehead, underarms/palms or feet.
Involuntary contractions of your neck muscles.
Involuntary shoulder spasms.
Mitigating TMJ pain.
Preventing chronic migraines.
Slowing hyperactive nerves.
Some allergy symptoms.
Why Is It So Important to Choose a Botox Specialist?
Dr V is a high profile surgeon and advanced Aesthetic doctor at Astrum Medical Clinic who specialises in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for both men and women in London. He is also an instructor and trainer for advanced Aesthetic procedures and injections to other doctors/nurses in the UK.
Through his years of experience, he knows how to treat men with Botox so that they achieve the results they want. In fact, he makes sure that Botox injections on their faces yields natural, yet effective results to minimize their lines and wrinkles using his signature Brotox technique.