BOTOX® Cosmetic has been at the top of every aesthetic treatment, as it is a minimally invasive way to counter wrinkles. Women have been known to benefit from the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic for a long time now. However, ladies are not the only ones that age and wrinkle. In fact, men may need this solution even more than women.
Aesthetics have become very important to men, with various treatments being available. And BOTOX® Cosmetic is quite a powerful ally for them. It is so widely used that it even got the nickname “Brotox.” People of every gender can now use this treatment, which brings us to the question: Is there an actual difference between the two genders? Does it affect men and women differently? We’ll find out shortly.
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a treatment in which a compound called Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) is injected into the skin. This neurotoxin protein will block the chemical signals from your muscles that are responsible for contraction. As a result, it will limit specific muscles, relaxing and smoothing out any wrinkles and fine lines caused by repetitive movement.
Many people believe that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a filler, when in fact, it is merely a muscle relaxant. While injected underneath the skin, it does not cause any unnatural changes to your face. You can maintain your natural look, without being “fake,” allowing you to look like yourself as you look at yourself in the mirror while taking away the wrinkles.
Since BOTOX® Cosmetic does not use a filling agent, its effect is gradual. You will likely begin to see significant changes within the first week of use. Once the muscles begin to relax, they will no longer contract, causing the creases and wrinkles to show. The amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic that you get depends on the depth of your wrinkles, and a treatment plan will be provided to you during your consultation with Dr. Hotchandani.
Why Has BOTOX® Cosmetic Increased in Popularity?
There is an obvious reason why men and women all over the world use BOTOX® Cosmetic: to make their faces look younger. They want to bring their best faces forward and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
That being said, this is not the only reason why the popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic skyrocketed as of late. People have had wrinkles before, so why the hype now? Different factors may have contributed to the recent popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
- Social Media: Men and women are exposed to a variety of beauty standards. With social media on the rise, both genders want to look like the models of Instagram, respecting a socially accepted physique.
- Success and Competition: There’s no denying the fact that the world today is a very competitive one. Men and women alike can experience a lot of pressure to keep up with younger generations. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help prevent instances of ageism.
- Keeping Up: As more friends and family members are using BOTOX® Cosmetic, people may feel the pressure to fit in. Going along with the treatment prevents them from being left out.
People have been apprehensive before about admitting their BOTOX® Cosmetic use. However, times have changed, and people see it as something natural to do. Such a treatment done at the right time is no different than an anti-wrinkle moisturizer. It helps relax the skin, giving you a more natural look.
Is There a Difference in Application?
When using BOTOX® Cosmetic on men and women, there is not that much of a difference—although men may require larger dose. Since men have a different bone structure compared to women, the physician must be very careful when applying the treatment.
As compared to women, men also metabolize the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment much faster. Moreover, they have a thicker muscle mass, so they will require a higher dosage of the botulinum toxin.
On average, women will need around 30 to 50 units of the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution to treat their face for wrinkles. On the other hand, men will require between 50 and 80 units to get the same effect as women.
Application may also depend on their aesthetic preferences. For instance, while women prefer the arched brow look, men opt for the straight brow effect. This means that the treatment should be administered in specific locations for the wrinkles around the eyes. A skilled practitioner will know exactly where to inject the BOTOX® Cosmetic for that effect.
The Bottom Line
Anyone who wants to look younger can benefit from the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Men and women alike can opt for this service, relaxing the fine lines for a more youthful, wrinkle-free appearance.
If you want to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery please call our Green Bay office at 920-497-9996 or our Appleton office at 920-738-6666 or fill out our online contact form. We will schedule you for a consultation as soon as possible!