Botox injections are not just for women. In recent years, an increasing number of men have been seeking treatment to help minimize facial lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, rested appearance. In fact, Botox is currently the most popular cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure among male patients.
FDA-approved for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines), Botox is also commonly used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, worry lines and lines on the neck. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating and gummy smiles, as well as migraine headaches and muscle spasms in the eyes and neck. Botox works by relaxing the underlying muscles associated with dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by repeated facial expression.
Men seeking cosmetic treatment with Botox often do so for different reasons than women. While they want to look younger and more rested just as with women, men are often motivated by their careers and a desire to get ahead in a competitive job market. They also often have different requirements and desires for treatment than women do. In general, men typically want more subtle improvement which may require a more conservative approach.
Botox treatments are performed in the office setting. They can be combined with a topical numbing agent, ice or a dental block to help maximize the patient’s comfort. Treatment is quick, lasting just ten minutes or so, making it an ideal lunchtime procedure. During treatment, Dr. Naderi uses a very fine needle to inject the Botox directly into the muscle. He uses a gentle, precise technique that minimizes pain and bruising and produces more aesthetic results. There are few side effects and no downtime, with results lasting about four months. Repeat treatments can be performed to maintain the results.
As a clinical instructor for Allergan and Medicis, Dr. Naderi teaches other doctors and dermatologists and nurse injectors how to properly inject Botox or Dysport, Restylane and Juvederm. To learn more about Botox for men, contact Dr. Naderi at (703) 481-0002 in Reston, VA, or (301) 222-2020 in Chevy Chase, MD.