How Botox for men works
Botox is a neuromodulator that can be used to relax the underlying muscle that causes dynamic wrinkles in the face. Made of botulinum toxin A, Botox works just as effectively on men as it does on women. When injected into the muscle, Botox will temporarily paralyze the injected muscle, effectively preventing wrinkles and lines to appear as the muscle will not contract, thus lessening the appearance of the wrinkles. Botox for men will typically provide results for 3 to 4 months, and treatment can be repeated, though no more often than once every 3 months. While some results may be seen a few days after treatment, the patient should not expect to see optimal results until 1 to 2 weeks after injection.
What areas to inject Botox for men
Botox for men can be particularly effective in treating signs of ageing in the upper half of the face. This includes glabellar lines, which form between the eyebrow, crow’s feet, and deep horizontal forehead wrinkles. While injecting Botox for men is essentially an identical procedure as injecting Botox for women, male patients may require higher doses of Botox. As men’s facial anatomy is different from women’s, special consideration should be taken when deciding on the amount of units used when administering Botox for men.
The most common reason for unsatisfactory results when using Botox for men is under-dosing. The recommended starting dose of Botox for men to treat glabellar lines is 40 units, though some male patients may require up to 80 units in this area. A starting dose in the lateral orbital lines to treat crow’s feet with Botox for men is 15 units per crow’s foot. Additionally, special care must be taken when administering Botox for men in the forehead, as horizontal lines in men is often caused by low-positioned eyebrows. This means that too much relaxation of the lower frontalis muscle would cause the eyebrows to drop further, exacerbating the issue of forehead wrinkles.