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Botox® Isn’t Just for Women: All About “Brotox” for Men 

Botox® Isn’t Just for Women: All About “Brotox” for Men 

“Brotox” treatments rose by an amazing 65% between 2019 and 2022, and the number continues to climb.  

Men increasingly seek Botox® treatments for many reasons. Some want to stay competitive in the job market; others are acutely aware of their appearance due to the prevalence of Zoom meetings.

But not every man needs a reason beyond wanting to look their best at every age. And taking advantage of an effective aesthetic treatment like Botox is a positive, proactive way to reach that goal.

When you decide to explore Botox, or if you have questions about how it will improve your appearance, it’s essential to connect with an expert like Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton.

During your consultation, he evaluates your skin, learns about the changes you want, and provides the information you need to make the best decision. Here, he begins the discussion by sharing the basics of Botox for men.

Botox explained

The lines and wrinkles that appear as men age come from two sources. Some arise from natural age-related changes like decreased collagen production, dehydration, and skin damage from ultraviolet light.

Dynamic wrinkles, the second type, develop as muscles make facial expressions. Over the years, muscles repeatedly pull on your skin to produce the same expression, creating deep, visible wrinkles such as:

Botox contains a neurotoxin that erases these wrinkles by temporarily stopping muscle contractions and relaxing the muscles. We carefully target specific muscles to eliminate wrinkles without freezing your face — you still have natural facial movement and expressions while looking younger and more confident.

Customizing Botox for men

Botox works the same in men as it does for women, but we fine-tune the treatment to accommodate differences in men’s skin, muscle strength, and personal preferences.

The physical and anatomical differences between men and women are among the most important reasons to seek out a highly experienced plastic surgeon for your Botox injections.

For example, men’s larger facial muscles typically require higher doses of Botox compared to those used in women. More muscle mass demands precisely placed injections containing enough Botox to create subtle but effective results.

The Botox procedure

Before your Botox treatment, we explain what to expect and determine whether you want a topical medicine to numb your skin. Then, we identify the injection sites, prepare all the shots, and complete your treatment.

You can easily work Botox into your day because you can return to work or your usual daily activities after your treatment. However, some men experience minor redness and swelling. Though these side effects usually improve in a few hours, you may want to plan on taking the rest of the day off.

Botox results

You start seeing the difference in 2-4 days, and the results last up to four months. The duration varies for each person because it depends on variables such as your facial muscle activity and individual metabolism.

Because Botox is a safe treatment, you can schedule maintenance sessions to extend the results and preserve your refreshed appearance.

Ready to learn more?

Men concerned about any aspect of their appearance, from fine lines and wrinkles to skin challenges, will find the help they need at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton.

Don’t wait to take the first step — you’ll love the results. Call the office today to schedule a consultation and learn about our comprehensive care for men.

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