The #1 Cosmetic Treatment Men are Asking For

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It’s no secret that guys are getting into the anti-aging game. Only we like to think of it as a way to look more “likeable” or to “detail” various body parts. “Likeable” isn’t a random descriptor in this case. It’s actually a big motivator for getting the nonsurgical treatment that holds the #1 spot for men — Botox. If you look tense, tired or angry, injections with one of the FDA-approved neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) can fix that. Last year men had 438,513 neurotoxin treatments. Clearly we’re well past the whole idea of cosmetic surgery for men being taboo. And there are lots of reasons guys are getting injections:

- You don’t like your wrinkles
- You look angry
- You look tired
- You look tense

You get the idea. Botox relaxes the muscles and let’s you look how you really feel: calm, happy, rested, in control. Just be sure you see a doctor who has solid experience with male patients, so that you still have some expression lines on your face.

Here’s how it works: Your doctor injects botulium toxin into the treatment areas using a tiny needle. In a few days, the neurotoxin blocks the nerves that tell the targeted muscles to contract. The result is smoother skin and softer expressions. 

The upside of nonsurgical treatments like Botox is that it’s quick and there’s no recovery time. The tradeoff is that it’s temporary. If you like what you see, you’ll have to get new injections 3 to 4 times per year. 

Dr. M
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Shrewsbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon