BOTOX® and other botulinum toxin injections are becoming more popular than ever. Although women still make up the majority receiving these procedures, the term “Brotox” is becoming mainstream among men in the United States. The latter gets more than half a million BOTOX® injections every year.
With men having different needs, we customize our treatments specifically for men. Regardless of your hectic schedule and workload, you’ll find our treatments are designed to “keep it simple,” and the way we deliver BOTOX® is no different.
To look your best on the job, on social media, or in family get-togethers, you want to actively take care of your appearance! Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa is a Black Diamond account with Allergan, the makers of BOTOX®, and should be your first choice in the Vernon Hills area of Illinois.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
Botulinum toxin is made from the same neurotoxin that can cause botulism. However, it is considered safe when delivered in small, controlled doses by an experienced doctor. BOTOX® injections are provided as a minimally invasive procedure where botulinum toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum is injected into selected treatment areas.
Using an advanced formula, BOTOX® can significantly soften some of the most common signs of aging, also known as expression lines, by relaxing the muscles in your face to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. The effects of BOTOX® are usually visible 1-4 days after the injection and can last for 4-6 months.
Why Is BOTOX® Becoming Popular Among Men?
Factors contributing to the increasing popularity of BOTOX® among men include:
- Workplace competitiveness: Many men feel that keeping a youthful appearance helps them avoid ageism in the workplace, thus maintaining their competitiveness against younger co-workers.
- Social media: The rise of social media, video conference calls, and online dating apps, are also known to be motivating factors for some men who want to look their best online.
What Are the Most Popular Injection Sites for Men?
Men mostly get BOTOX® injections to reduce facial wrinkles. However, BOTOX® is also used to treat other health conditions, such as neck spasms, lazy eyes, migraines, and excessive sweating. The most common places to receive BOTOX® injections include:
- Corners of the eyes – crow’s feet
- Between the eyebrows – frown lines
- Forehead – reduce creases
- Around the mouth – laugh lines
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX®?
You may be considering BOTOX® as a way to turn back the clock, but there are multiple reasons to include the treatment in your ongoing self-care.
Facial wrinkles have become a genuine concern for many people, whether male or female, even before they reach middle age. Fortunately, BOTOX® can quickly diminish the appearance of those forehead creases, smile lines, and crow’s feet, making you appear years younger than you looked a few days before the procedure!
BOTOX® injections temporarily prevent the muscles that cause wrinkles from contracting, leaving you with smooth, creaseless skin. And the best part, as more and more millennials are discovering, if administered early, BOTOX® can even prevent wrinkles from developing in the first place.
While sweating is a natural bodily function, it can sometimes be inconvenient and even a source of self-consciousness and embarrassment. Men who sweat excessively might worry about offending other people with their moist palms or unsightly underarm stains. Other men may feel awkward about their stress sweat produced by the apocrine glands, which may smell worse than normal sweat due to increased levels of bacteria.
Fortunately, BOTOX® can target these problem areas by temporarily paralyzing sweat glands and reducing the amount of sweat being produced.
Reduced Chronic Migraines
If you suffer from migraines, you’ll know how debilitating these headaches can be, especially if you have chronic migraines, which occur more multiple times every month.
Surprisingly, BOTOX® can treat migraines just as effectively as it takes care of wrinkles. The same substance used in cosmetic procedures can block chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. In the treatment of migraines, injections are administered across multiple sites of the head and neck.
Perhaps more than women, men experience age discrimination in the workplace. Made even worse by today’s work-from-home trend, which emphasizes close-up video meetings. Now, more than ever, men are looking for ways to remain competitive as they work with younger-looking colleagues and bosses.
While wrinkles and excessive sweating can make you look older or more fatigued than you really are, BOTOX® can help you continue moving up the career ladder. A youthful appearance can help promote you as a person who can take on any challenge!
Can a Man Consider Additional Cosmetic Treatments?
Any social stigma that may have once existed around cosmetic treatments for men is rapidly declining. Male patients are noticing the benefits of having a more youthful appearance in a competitive world where anti-aging for men has been geared towards non-invasive treatments requiring minimal downtime and producing subtle results.
Men may be more concerned than women, especially with filler treatments, that people will notice that they’ve had “work done.” The best way to steer clear of this possibility is to share your concerns with your injector at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.
During your consultation, the best course of action for you will be decided, including BOTOX® for wrinkles, dermal fillers for volume, and possibly even a photofacial treatment for uneven skin tones. Making subtle changes over several months will be the best way to avoid not looking like yourself and attracting unwelcome attention.
Booking Your BOTOX® Consultation With Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery
Some men may worry about looking overly “done” after receiving BOTOX®. However, this won’t be a problem as long as you get BOTOX® injections at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL.
Call us at 847-367-8815 or arrange a free virtual consultation, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about receiving BOTOX®.