Bend just about any flexible material enough times and you’ll get a visible crease. Skin is no different. Young skin has more collagen and elastin which helps resist wrinkling. But as we all know, with age come those unsightly wrinkles. Among the more effective treatments for facial wrinkles is botulinum toxin. Available products are BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin®, all available at our practice in New Jersey.
Botulinum toxin works by weakening the muscles around the areas of the face where wrinkles are most apparent and undesirable. It is most commonly injected around the forehead, crow’s feet (at the corners of the eyes) and the glabella (the “11” between the eyes).
Treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) is not just for women. More and more men are seeking cosmetic treatments. Just like women, men want to improve their appearance, whether it’s to compete in the job market or look their best for that special person in their lives. Cosmetic procedures in men have increased about 250% over the past ten years. Men make up about 10% of all cosmetic patients. Botulinum toxin treatment has been by far the most popular minimally-invasive procedure in men over the past 5 years.
The goal of treatment with botulinum toxin is to soften those aggravating wrinkles for a more youthful look while maintaining defining features. Nobody wants that frozen look. Facial expression is an important method of communication. Typically, more product is necessary to treat the male population because men simply have more muscle. The precise amount and ideal location for treatment can only be determined by a consultation. Botulinum toxin is also safe and easily administered. Treatment can often be done during an extended lunch.
Men don’t have to feel left out when it comes to cosmetic treatments these days. Lots of guys are doing it too. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. Botulinum toxin offers effective treatment for wrinkles with reproducible results. Come in for a consultation and give it a try.