Botox for Men
Shave a Few Years Off Your Face with Botox for Men in Clear Lake, TX
There was a time when deep wrinkles and grey hair could make a man more distinguished, more respected, even more successful. But today, we tend to favor youth: youthful energy, a youthful appearance, a youthful attitude. And yet, not all wrinkles are created equally. Often times, the first wrinkles to appear are caused by your muscles—constant contractions of certain muscles lead to, essentially, muscles that never release. The result is a deep looking wrinkle. We often get these types of wrinkles around the eyes and around the mouth.
The best way to eliminate these wrinkles is through one of the most popular cosmetic procedures of all time: Botox®. Since its introduction in the early 1990s, Botox Cosmetic has continued to grow in popularity, despite some stiff competition from other options (such as dermal fillers). Part of the reason for this popularity is certainly name recognition, but a bigger portion of that popularity can be attributed to the excellent results consistently generated by Botox Cosmetic injections. Of course, when it comes to the chiseled jaws of men, it takes a trained eye to honor those masculine features. Indeed, Botox for men in Clear Lake, TX, must take extra precautions in the wake of Texas weather and masculine features to get the best results possible.
Botox for Men in Clear Lake, TX
Botox Cosmetic gets its name from the Botulinum Toxin from which it’s derived. Of course, by the time it reaches your face, it’s in a completely safe form (and it’s only barely related to the more damaging Botulinum toxins that can cause damage). Since it’s introduction, Botox has been found to be one of the safest procedures in all of cosmetic surgery, with very few complications. Botox Cosmetic also has an incredibly high satisfaction rate, especially among men—indeed, it’s one of the fastest growing procedures for men in the United States. Botox for men is so popular that many in pop culture have taken to calling it “Brotox”—a term that, while perhaps a little overly cute, accurately conveys the target audience and the procedure.
Botox Cosmetic works by targeting those muscles, described above, which are responsible for certain types of wrinkles. The muscles contract—basically permanently—and cause those deep wrinkles to form. A Botox injection basically paralyses those muscles, and those muscles lose the ability to stay contracted. When this occurs, the wrinkle is diminished considerably. In the case of men, these injection sites have to be carefully chosen so as to not compromise the sharp and defined angles that create a more masculine silhouette. Additionally, many patients are concerned about a numb or slack look to the face after Botox Cosmetic treatments, but this will only occur if far too much Botox is injected, and can be easily avoided by experienced practitioners such as Dr. Polsen. Indeed patients who have had Botox for men in Clear Lake, TX, rave about Dr. Polsen’s skill and about the results they receive.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox for Men?
Most of Dr. Polsen’s patients of Botox for Men in Clear Lake, TX, and surrounding areas (such as Galveston and Texas City), are in relatively good health and meet a few criteria before the procedure can begin. You might be a good candidate for Botox for Men if you exhibit the following qualities:
- You are in generally good health
- You are showing signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
- These signs of aging are moderate to light, and therefore a facelift is not a good option
- You are comfortable with results that will only last 3-4 months
- You have no known allergies to Botox Cosmetic or botulinum toxins
- Your wrinkles are caused by muscled contractions
- Maintain realistic expectations about what Botox Cosmetic can accomplish
Botox for Men procedures can usually be performed relatively quickly. During your initial consultation with Dr. Polsen, at our Clear Lake, TX, surgical suite, you and Dr. Polsen will decide which wrinkles to target and how aggressively to target those wrinkles. The actual procedure itself can generally be accomplished in under an hour (often in as little as several minutes), which has earned Botox a reputation as a kind of “lunch hour” procedure. In other words, you could go to “lunch” and come back to work looking a little more youthful and vital. The Botox procedure is performed at our Clear Lake, TX, surgical facility, and generally amounts to little more than a few injections.
There may be some discomfort during the process, as there would be with any injection. But you should see immediate results. There may be some redness or some bruising for a couple of days afterward, but that redness and bruising should subside quite quickly.
Recovery and Results
As mentioned above, Botox Cosmetic injections can cause some redness and swelling. If you’re nervous about returning to work with such redness and swelling, you can apply makeup immediately after your injections. Granted, make-up isn’t typically one of those masculine behaviors—but a little well placed concealer or cream can effectively hide redness or bruising. It’s also important not to place too much pressure on the injected area, as this could spread the Botox to unwanted areas. Additionally, you’ll want to avoid strenuous activity immediately following Botox Cosmetic injections (for the same reasons).
Your results should last anywhere between 2-6 months, depending on your individual reaction to the Botox. The treatment will last longer for some than others. However, you can always have maintenance performed before the Botox results have completely worn off. Staying up to date with your Botox Cosmetic injections will make for a more seamless transition each time you get an injection. It’s like cutting your hair—if you wait a long time to do it, everyone will notice when you get that haircut. But if you get a little taken off each week, it’s far less noticeable.
Botox Cosmetic is an incredibly effective, incredibly satisfying procedure for those who want to look a little more youthful, often in a very subtle (but not invisible) way. For that reason, our patients of Botox for men in Clear Lake, TX, have been some of our most satisfied. If you’re interested in schedule your own Botox procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us today, and get started on the road to a more youthful appearance.