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Brotox: Botox for Men

09/21/2023

Botox is a minimally invasive Food and Drug Administration-approved cosmetic procedure that has become popular to help reverse aging signs. Botox is a neuromodulator that injects botulinum toxin from Clostridium botulinum bacteria into the skin.

While women are the ones who popularly use it, it has also become increasingly popular among men and is popularly called Brotox. Having been administering these services for a long time, Amavi Aesthetic Surgery breaks down everything you need to know about Brotox to determine if it is a good choice.

Why Is Brotox Increasing In Popularity?

Statistics show that men across the United States receive over half a million Botox injections annually, and the increase is mainly attributed to three factors.

  • Workplace competitiveness– Many men receiving these injections say they feel compelled to remain competitive in their job markets against younger colleagues. That helps them avoid ageism and increases their chances of securing new jobs.
  • Social media– Social media platforms and dating apps motivate many men to get Botox because they want to create more attractive online platforms. That way, they avoid using filters, which reduces their chances of securing long-term dates when they meet in person.
  • Significant other motivation– Some men say their significant others encourage or motivate them to get Botox to keep their younger appearance.

Men mostly get Botox because of facial wrinkles. They also use it to treat medical conditions like excessive sweating, lazy eyes, and neck spasms. Most men get the injections in the following places for different problems.

  • In the eyes’ outer corners to reduce crow’s feet
  • On the forehead to minimize wrinkles and lines
  • Between the eyebrows for frown lines
  • Around the mouth for laugh and smoking lines

How Botox Works

Cosmetic specialists usually examine your issue and goals before the procedure to determine how much Botox you need. This examination helps avoid excess administration, which can damage vital proteins and nerves.

After injecting Botox into your skin, the neurotoxin suppresses neurotransmitter acetylcholine release, blocking messages from the nervous system that cause your muscles to contract. This causes the muscles to relax, reducing the severity of wrinkles and fine lines.

Results start showing one to four days after the procedure, but they take one to two weeks to fully develop.

You might experience slight swelling, bruising, and numbness around the injection site. Your doctor will recommend you avoid alcohol and physical activities for a few days following the procedure. You should also avoid rubbing your face or sleeping on it to avoid Botox migration.

The results are temporary, and you should get a follow-up appointment after three or four months.

Side Effects

Botox is a relatively safe procedure, but you might experience the following mild side effects.

  • Dry eyes
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Excessive tears

Though rare, the toxin might spread to other body parts, and you should call your doctor immediately if you notice the following complications.

  • Trouble swallowing or speaking
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Trouble breathing
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Vision issues

Book An Appointment Today

Amavi Aesthetic Surgery is a women-owned plastic surgery clinic that customizes treatments to suit your unique needs. Schedule a consultation today via the online contact form and discuss a personalized botox treatment.