Botox for Men
Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look older and more tired than you feel. To remain energetic and youthful inside and out, many of our male patients choose to refresh their appearance with Botox®.
Botox for men is becoming the most popular treatment choice for men in New York City because it quickly and effectively addresses signs of aging, delivering natural-looking results without surgery.
Benefits of Botox for Men
As a non-surgical skin-rejuvenating procedure, Botox for men offers many advantages, including:
- Provides a safe and effective anti-aging procedure – Botox has a proven track record for safely treating lines and wrinkles caused by dynamic expressions such as smiling, squinting, and laughing.
- Quick and easy treatment – Botox treatments can be performed in 15 minutes or less, making it a convenient “lunchtime” procedure.
- Little to no downtime – Men can return to their normal activities after their treatment.
- Boosts self-confidence – Men who put effort into enhancing their appearance may have higher self-esteem.
- Provides a competitive advantage – Men who look and feel younger may feel more confident in the workplace, giving them more opportunities for success.
Popular injection sites for Botox for males
The most common Botox treatment areas for men are:
- Corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Between the eyebrows (frown lines)
- In the forehead (to target creases)
- Around the mouth (to target laugh lines)
Medical indications for male Botox
Botox can do more than reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Men also choose Botox injections to treat the following medical conditions:
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating
- Muscle spasms or upper body stiffness
- Neck muscle contractions
- Urinary incontinence
- Involuntary eye twitching
What can men expect for their first Botox injection?
A Botox treatment is typically a quick and easy procedure. It usually takes just a few minutes to complete. Our dermatologists use an ultrafine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox Cosmetic, which will depend on the treatment area and your aesthetic goals. The needle is so small that most patients find the procedure to be comfortable without topical anesthetics and report only mild pressure or a minor pinprick sensation. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to return to your regular activities.
What is Brotox?
A play on the name for Botox, Brotox refers to Botox procedures for men. Just like Botox for women, Brotox involves the precise injections of the neuromodulator to target areas such as frown lines, Crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and lines, and smoker lines around the mouth for a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
Who is a good candidate for Botox for men?
Men who have moderate to severe lines and creases on the forehead and around the eyes can benefit from Botox treatments. Candidates should be in good overall health, with no history of neuromuscular diseases, be at least 18 years old, and have realistic expectations. Botox treatments are also ideal for those who want to prevent future wrinkles.
Side effects of Botox for men
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced provider. Side effects are usually temporary but can include:
- Bruising, swelling, and mild pain around the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Eyelid drooping
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Eye dryness or severe tearing
Botox recovery for men
Botox injections for men usually don’t require any recovery time. You can return to your normal activities following treatment. In fact, many of our patients undergo treatment on their lunch break and return to work immediately.
Botox aftercare, however, will help ensure optimal results while minimizing the risk of bruising and swelling. After your treatment, we recommend you:
- Leave the treated area alone
- Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area
- Maintain a normal heart rate
- Wait at least 24 hours to exercise
How much does Botox for men cost?
Botox is typically sold per unit, and each patient and treatment is unique. The total Botox treatment price also depends on your location, the number and size of treatment areas, and the qualifications and experience of your provider. Men have stronger, more developed muscles than women and need more Botox units as a result.
If you have additional questions about the costs associated with Botox procedures, please contact Spring Street Dermatology today.
Consider Botox for men at our New York City office
Spring Street Dermatology offers a state-of-the-art medical spa with personalized skin care services to help patients stop the clock on aging. As a premier Manhattan medical and cosmetic dermatology practice with two convenient locations in Soho, NYC, and Uptown, NYC, our board-certified dermatologists are all highly trained and experienced while staying current on the latest dermatology treatment options and procedures.
To learn more about Botox and our other anti-aging treatment options, schedule an appointment online or contact Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO and Uptown, NYC to schedule a consultation.
FAQs about Botox for men
How many units of Botox are typically required for men?
Since men typically have larger and stronger facial muscles than women, they require up to 2-3 times as many units as women receive to relax those muscles and achieve similar results. For example, women generally need 10-20 units of Botox to treat forehead lines, while men need 20-60 units for the same area.
But no two patients are alike, and each one will have their own personalized treatment plan to determine how many units of Botox are necessary. The only way to know the exact number of units needed for a treatment is by consulting with your provider, who will evaluate your skin and discuss your aesthetic goals.
Do men require different Botox amounts than women?
Yes. Since men have larger and stronger facial muscles, they will need 2-3 times more units than women to achieve the same results.
When should I start Botox for men?
While most men in their twenties still have youthful-looking skin, others already have early signs of aging because of genetics and lifestyle factors.
If you’re in your twenties and premature aging has resulted in moderate lines and wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead, you may consider Botox injections as your first line of defense.
In general, both men and women typically begin to notice signs of facial aging in their 30s. This is the time collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production significantly decreases, contributing to more pronounced lines and wrinkles around the face. If you are in your 30s and your more noticeable lines and wrinkles are making you feel less confident about your appearance, now is the time to begin Botox treatments.
The bottom line: the time frame for male Botox treatments will be different for everyone. Age should not be a determining factor when considering Botox treatments. It has everything to do with the severity of your signs of aging, how you feel about your appearance, and your aesthetic goals. If you want to refresh your appearance with natural-looking results, consult with a board-certified dermatologist.
We also offer Dysport® as an alternative to Botox in treating anti-aging concerns.
Does Botox make your forehead shiny?
Yes, Botox may make the forehead shiny, and overly shiny foreheads may be the result of an overdone procedure. Light naturally reflects off smooth and flat surfaces. Since Botox injections smooth the skin, they can cause the forehead to appear shiny. The smoother the skin, the more light will bounce off it, and the shinier the effect.
Only receive treatments from qualified and experienced providers to ensure you receive the most natural-looking results possible.