While Botox has been available as a cosmetic treatment for over a decade, the popular perception has often been (and still remains) uneven and sometimes completely inaccurate. Although it’s a minimally invasive procedure proven to smooth fine lines and wrinkles regardless of gender, many people still see Botox as an option used exclusively by women.
However, as the use has grown in acceptance and has become more widely recognized as the simple and effective treatment that it is, more and more men have become comfortable with receiving treatment themselves. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons note that over 425,000 men received Botox in 2015, which is a 355% increase over 2000.
With such a stark increase, men are clearly finding a great deal to love about Botox. But what about it has drawn more of them to this previously once one-sided treatment?
Muscle Relaxation and Pain Relief
Many people don’t know that Botox has applications apart from smoothing wrinkles and providing a more youthful complexion. Because it safely and effectively stops key muscles from spasming, Botox can also be used to provide muscle relaxation and pain relief.
For example, it can alleviate pain that stems from nightly jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Botox also works to reduce headaches and relieve shoulder and neck pain, all by preventing muscle spasms and hyperactivity. When it comes to pain relief, Botox can be a solution for anyone, men included.
A Subtly Refreshed Appearance
The transformative capabilities of Botox can work wonders for men just as well as women. In fact, it offers one key point of quality that other treatments may not: its effects are subtle, yet powerful.
When you need a cosmetic treatment to be discreet, it delivers by gradually relaxing facial muscles and giving your face a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. This can drastically improve your confidence not only at work, but at home or at social events as well. Botox helps you to both look and feel younger, and your clients and coworkers will respond to your increased self-assuredness, enthusiasm, and poise.
A Friendlier Brow
Many men seek Botox specifically to treat their brow lines and produce a smoother complexion. For men that regularly work with others, being able to inspire trust and confidence is a must, yet a furrowed brow can often betray your otherwise friendly demeanor or make you look prematurely aged. Regardless of one’s actual mood or intentions, the ways that humans read facial expressions are often subconscious and leave lasting impressions.
To that end, Botox can work to prevent a miscommunication in body language, especially when it comes to an accidentally angry brow. By smoothing the furrows and preventing the muscles from over-contracting, your visage will shift from looking stressed and cranky to confident, calm, and friendly. In this and many other ways, it can help produce a healthy-looking face that anyone can trust.
Treatment takes mere minutes, and their effects typically last 3-4 months, making it a great option for men with busy schedules. If you have any questions about treatment or want to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wes Mullins, please contact us via e-mail, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter!