Botox has always been a popular cosmetic treatment amongst women, but now more and more men are open to the possibilities of gaining confidence and happiness through cosmetic treatments. Botox is a treatment that is known for its rejuvenating effects, but what is it and how does it work? Let’s take a closer look.
What Is Botox?
Botox is the name given to the neurotoxin, Clostridium botulinum. It is derived from a type of bacteria that is toxic, however when used in small amounts it is safe for cosmetic treatments.
How Does Botox Work?
When injected into the skin, Botox treatment begins to block the nerve signals to the muscles. This temporarily paralyzes and relaxes them, helping to reduce wrinkles and other lines on the surface of the skin.
Botox For Men
Many men are just as concerned with the aging process and their appearance as women. Men also experience wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes, and other lines in the skin as they get older, and many are seeking treatment to improve the way they look.
Common areas for treatment include:
- Forehead – Lines on the forehead, typically caused by raising the eyebrows, can be smoothed out using Botox.
- Frown Lines – These are the lines that appear between the eyebrows. They are also called ‘furrowed brows’.
- Crow’s Feet – These are the lines that radiate from the outer corner of the eyes, caused by squinting or smiling. Crow’s feet typically respond well to Botox.
Botox is no longer thought of as a treatment that ‘freezes the facial expressions’ as it once was. It is a natural-looking, safe and effective way to soften the lines of the face, and suitable for both men and women.
What to Expect When Having Botox
When you go for your Botox treatment, you will have an initial consultation with your practitioner. This is where you will talk about your problem areas and what you would like to achieve. This helps you get the most out of your treatment.
The Botox injections are admissions to the target areas using a fine needle. You may feel some slight discomfort, however, the area is first numbed using ice and the procedure is quick to complete.
One of the best benefits of Botox is that there is no disruption to your usual activities, and no recovery time needed.
Botox Results and Duration
The results of Botox will differ depending on the individual, but most people will see an improvement after a few days. The results usually last for around six months, after which follow-up treatments may be required to keep the desired effects.
Starting Your Botox Treatment Journey
There are many benefits of Botox treatment for men. As with any type of cosmetic procedure, using a qualified and experienced practitioner is essential. If you are looking for more advice, or would like to discuss a treatment plan for men, we’re here to guide you on your Botox journey. Get in touch with Yaletown Laser in Vancouver today!