Botox is a purified protein toxin that effectively relaxes muscles and reduces the appearance of unattractive crow's feet, frown lines, and other signs of aging. It has long been a preferred cosmetic treatment for women; however, in recent years, this non-invasive treatment has been gaining massive popularity among men as well, especially millennials and Gen-X men. The following information discusses three common ways that men are still benefiting from Botox®.
#1-- It Reduces Visible Signs of Aging
The use of dermal facial fillers can decrease the appearance of wrinkles and lines around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. Men are just as prone to wrinkles in these areas as women are and stand to benefit just as much from reversing the visible signs of aging.
Moreover, unlike full face lifts, Botox skin treatments are non-invasive procedures. That means it requires far less recovery time, far less discomfort than many alternatives, and it’s far less expensive than traditional facial cosmetic surgery, making it accessible to men across a wider spectrum of economic means.
#2-- It Has Innovative Medical Uses
Although the most popular use for Botox is its cosmetic properties for reducing fine lines and heavy wrinkles, while smoothing out the skin to enhance a more youthful appearance, there are also other medically beneficial alternatives that have become widely recognized. For instance, some physicians have recommended treatment to men for relief from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Unlike many pharmaceuticals, this treatment does not cause erectile dysfunction, low libido, or gynecomastia.
Other well-known uses of Botulinum and Onabotulinum Toxin-A are for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as heavy sweating, as well as for treating migraine headaches. Botox controls perspiration by inhibiting the nerve signals that cause excessive sweating, blocking them from being sent to the brain. Men benefit from this treatment by overcoming embarrassment during social outings. At the same time, for those suffering from migraines, they can suffer no more, while also only needing 2-3 treatments in 12 week increments to initially see how well it works for each patient.
#3-- It Builds Confidence
Ultimately, this injection treatment works best at boosting self-confidence as it diminishes common health and handsome beau concerns that men may have as they age. Dr. Bradford Patt of the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery offers professional Botox skin treatments and other procedures that can help men restore the appearance of youth, and regain a pep in their step! Learn more online or call Dr. Patt at (281) 649-7170 to schedule an appointment.