Botox® is an injectable that uses botulinum toxin to vanish lines and wrinkles that form along the eyes and brow. Because these lines are caused by muscle contractions, Botox works by blocking the nerves that communicate with the muscles. Once the muscles have relaxed for several days, these unwanted lines will fade away.Over the years, Botox has become so popular with male patients that it has earned the nickname “Brotox.” Dr. Alexander Ereso sees Botox vanish wrinkles on men just as well as it does on women, though he will usually need to use more units of Botox to achieve these results since men have more muscle mass on their brows.
Benefits Of BOTOX® For Men
Men who receive regular doses of Botox enjoy a more youthful appearance and often find that it improves their social and professional opportunities.
While Botox is best known for smoothing out unwanted facial lines, it can also be used to treat several other conditions such as excessive sweating, chronic migraines, eye twitching and bladder problems.
Preparation For Wrinkle Reduction Injections
Before your injection, Dr. Ereso will confirm you meet the health requirements for Botox. Show up with your face washed and be prepared to clean your face of facial creams to receive the injection.
You can plan ahead by not taking aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners and muscle relaxants in the weeks before your treatment as the combination could cause side effects. Stop smoking as well as that can interfere with the healing process.
BOTOX® Injection Recovery And Results
Botox Injections in ProgressThere is no downtime necessary for patients who receive Botox. You will be free to leave the office and resume everyday activities. You may experience some mild redness, swelling or bruising near the injection point, but those should clear up within a few days.
The effects of Botox will start appearing after three or four days, though the full results may not settle for up to two weeks. The muscles should remain relaxed for at least a few months, meaning that the lines should stay away for approximately the same amount of time.