In recent years, the demand for non-surgical aesthetics treatments among men has been significantly rising. Botox, the revolutionary anti-wrinkle treatment, once predominantly associated with women, has gained a solid footing in the world of male aesthetics.
As leading experts in the top non-surgical procedure, London City Skin Clinic have explored the reasons why more men are investing in Botox, from its aesthetic qualities to many of its medical uses.
The difference between treating men and women with Botox
There are only a few main differences in the difference between men and women who seek Botox treatments.
The first is the dose of Botox required. Men typically have higher muscle volume and density in the face, meaning the dosage will be altered. However, this will be determined at an initial consultation, as the number of injections you require will differ depending on the results you seek, as well as the unique dynamic aspect of your facial muscles.
The second key difference is the aesthetic principles of beauty that differ between men and women. For example, whilst women may seek Botox to accentuate the natural arched shape of their eyebrow, male faces are considered more attractive with a straight, neutral eyebrow shape.
This impacts the procedures that men will seek when receiving the revolutionary effects of Botulinum toxin.
Why men seek Botox Treatments
1. Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating, is an uncomfortable affliction that is present in both women and men. Men who suffer from hyperhidrosis can feel their day-to-day life is impacted by its effect, as it is the nervous system and not necessarily heat that drives sweat production.
Botox is often sought by men to prevent excessive sweating. The injections target overactive sweat glands, providing long-lasting relief from profuse sweating, restoring confidence and comfort in various social and professional situations.
2. Reduce premature wrinkles
In a recent study, it was discovered that reducing premature signs of ageing was the most common reason for men seeking Botox. Botox can be used as a proactive approach to prevent crows feet, frown lines and forehead lines forming deep creases, as well as the ability to smooth fine lines in the face, neck and hands.
By relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkle formation, it can significantly reduce the development of wrinkles. Men of all ages are embracing Botox as a preventative measure to maintain youthful and healthy-looking skin.
3. Migraine treatment
Botox is approved for use for the treatment of chronic migraines, a condition that causes individuals to be significantly impacted in terms of daily life. It is believed Botox is able to cure pain caused by chronic migraines by blocking the neurotransmitters that carry pain signals within the brain, and reducing muscular tension.
If you are prescribed Botox to reduce the impact of chronic migraines on your life, then you will endure two treatment cycles before it is decided whether this is the correct treatment for you.
Women are more likely to experience migraines than men, but the likelihood of men seeking treatment for the symptoms of chronic migraines is on the rise, with Botox being a common medical solution.
4. Accentuate facial features
The use of Botox extends beyond reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its ability to accentuate masculine facial features allows a wealth of licenced applications for achieving a natural, desired look. Men can benefit from targeted Botox treatments that accentuate their strong jawlines, cheekbones, and other defining facial characteristics. This precise application can bring out the best in one’s natural features.
Botox can be injected into several areas of the face, and its application include:
- Smoothing chin creases/dimpling
- Jawline shaping
- Lifting downturned mouth
- Removing bunny lines across the nose
5. Discreet results
With the correct dosage, Botox injections produce subtle results that highlight the existing characteristics of male features. The procedure itself is quick and non-invasive which appeals to a demographic of men who may have busy schedules, or prefer not to undergo surgical procedures.
Men often seek a natural look, and Botox provides just that. When administered by a skilled practitioner, Botox can relax muscles in a way that retains facial expressions while reducing wrinkles.
6. Reduces Muscle Contractions
Beyond aesthetics, Botox can be a valuable therapeutic solution. Men with certain medical conditions, such as muscle spasms or cervical dystonia, benefit from the muscle-relaxing properties of Botox. These treatments can improve mobility and overall quality of life.
All Botox procedures at London City Skin Clinic are carried out by Dr. Robby Bajaj who will ensure your safety and wellbeing are his top priority, whilst remaining fully transparent of what can be done in medical aesthetics.
Being informed about treatments with a consultation and understanding how suitable you are for the procedure are vital steps in your treatment plan. At London City Skin Clinic, we are able to provide a free video consultation with Dr. Robby for those considering Botox treatments, to decide whether they are the right path for you. For more information on what is included in your treatment, take a look at our Skin Treatment Price List or Contact our Skin Clinic today.
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