These days, men in their forties, fifties, and beyond are re-entering the singles scene at higher rates than ever before. They’re also competing in a job market that heavily favors youthful energy. Whether for career reasons or personal motivations, men are paying more attention to their appearances than ever.
So, it’s no wonder that more men are feeling concerned about things like frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. When men look in the mirror, they want to see a young, energetic man that inspires confidence and attraction in those around him. That’s why more men are considering options like Botox, that can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles or lift sagging eyebrows.
In fact, more men seek Botox than any other minimally invasive, physician-administered cosmetic treatment on the market. We’re seeing more male patients in our waiting room than ever before!
How Botox works. Gone are the days of time-consuming and dubious lotions, potions, and mystery oils. Botox works in a surprisingly simple way. The lines on our foreheads, and around our eyes, are created by squinting, frowning, and otherwise tensing up our facial muscles. When injected into these muscles, Botox blocks the nerve impulses that help them contract. The result is relaxed facial muscles, and therefore smoother, more youthful skin.
Botox treatment is also incredibly easy. Check out how simple the process can be:
- One Botox treatment requires about 10 to 15 minutes
- Results are dramatic, and visible within 5 to 7 days
- No recovery time is required; you can go right back to work and other activities
- No one can tell that you’ve “had work done”
- Botox treatment lasts for 3 to 4 months
Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is! Call us to schedule a consultation, and we will discuss your questions and concerns. If you decide Botox is right for you, a quick in-office procedure can have you looking younger, and feeling more confident, in less than a week. In the meantime, check out these before-and-after photos of some recent Botox patients.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOx® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, or both at the same time. BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic.
If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients inBOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin®(incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles: trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.