So, by now, you have would have heard about Botox and how it helps with ‘looking younger’. If you are unsure and need a recap, Botox is that magic stuff that they talk about on The Only Way is Essex or The Love Island. The chances are at some point your mother, girlfriend or best friend has joked about “needing” it. To be clear, Botox is not only for women. Far from it. More men are having botox or ‘Brotox’ than ever before. Maybe, it is the Love Island affect or maybe it is just that the millennials just want to look ‘buff’!
So, what is Botox or anti-wrinkle injections?
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It is the same toxin that causes a type of food poisoning called botulism. However, rest assured, the toxin is inactive, meaning it is not alive.
How does Botox work?
The Botox is strategically injected into the muscle which is causing the fine lines and wrinkles and it then effectively prevents the muscles from getting the signal to contract. Therefore, for a short period of time (months) these muscles are effectively, paralyzed. This then leads to the muscles becoming less stiff and therefore the skin overlying the muscle being smoother. Essentially, Botox helps to stop fine lines and wrinkles in the first place and ‘rests’ the existing lines that are on your face.
Uses of Botox for men?
Botox for the face
Botox can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, in the frown lines in between the eyebrows and also those deep crow’s feet that appear around the eyes. Men often worry that they don’t want to look feminine and still want movement in their face. The beauty of Botox is that the medical professional that treats you will take the time to listen to what you precisely want and how they can change the pattern of the Botox to get the desired results.
Brotox Frown Lines Before and After – Men’s Botox Results.
Botox for Chronic Migraines
Botox can be placed strategically in the cranium and around the eyes to help alleviate symptoms of chronic migraines.
Botox for Sweating
Botox can help hyperhidrosis, or excess sweat, by reducing sweating from the palms or underarms. So, if you suffer from wet shirts in the unarm region due to sweat or even sweaty palms which prevents you from shaking hands. Then, Botox can help you.
Side effects of Botox
Side effects for Botox are very rare especially if you go to an experienced medically qualified practitioner. Some of the systemic side effects are allergic reactions, rash, itching and headaches. Injection site reactions can include bruising, bleeding, pain, redness or swelling.
Botox placed in too high doses or if the Botox migrates away from the muscle it was injected into can cause drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), inflammation of the cornea (keratitis), eye dryness, itchy eyes, double vision and eye irritation
Frequently asked questions about Botox for guys
Is Botox good for the skin?
Botox treatment seems to promote production of elastin and collagen. Both elastin and collagen are proteins that make young skin tighter, firm and flexible.
What is it like to get Botox injections?
The facial aesthetic practitioner will ask you to engage the relevant muscles. If you’re having your frown lines treated, they will ask you to frown, or if you’re having treatment for bruxism, they will ask you to tense your jaw. This helps them to pinpoint precisely the injection site for the most effective results.
The needle is extremely small so feels like nothing more than a pin prick, and there’s no stinging or warm sensation when the solution is injected – other than the injection itself, the procedure is painless.
They will go through the do’s and don’ts and then that’s it! You’re good to go back to your normal daily tasks.
Should a dentist be administering Botox and injections?
A dentist is a real facial professional. They are a medical professional specially trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas. Dentists are trained to provide holistic diagnosis and advice to their patients regarding anything to do with the face.
It is absolutely necessary for dentists to gain specialist training to administer injections, the learning curve is very short, because dentists can already achieve profound anaesthesia in the orofacial region, thus making patients more comfortable and at ease.