You’re beginning to see some deep lines and wrinkles. You’ve noticed your “11 lines” between your eyebrows. You’ve heard about BOTOX, but you wouldn’t be caught dead going to your wife’s facial plastic surgeon.
Or would you?
BOTOX has long been a favorite amongst female facial rejuvenation enthusiasts, and now men are beginning to catch on to the trend. In this Byrdie article, Manhattan-based facial plastic surgeon Konstantin Vasyukevich, M.D. discusses all you need to know about the neuromodulators before you go for your first round of injections.
Why men get BOTOX
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may recall why men seek BOTOX treatments: for a confidence boost, in hopes of getting an edge at the workplace, to look sharper in their social circles, and to prevent new wrinkles from developing. BOTOX has also been found to ease migraines, social anxiety and depression. But what about how and where men get their treatments?
Where men get BOTOX
The area most men request to have corrected is the glabellar forehead lines, also known as “11 lines” between the eyebrows. Other common areas are the horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and jawline.
Why men need more BOTOX
Did you know that men often require more BOTOX than women? Men commonly need more BOTOX to achieve the same results due to their heavier facial tissue. Wrinkles in a man’s face are often more deeply indented than in a woman’s, therefore requiring more injections. The stronger the muscles, the stronger the lines that they cause.
How men get BOTOX
BOTOX should be administered by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Konstantin. However, as the procedure becomes more and more popular, some people are willing to lower their standards. We would caution everyone about getting their BOTOX injected with untrained and unexperienced providers, as even some barber shops around the country have been reported to offer in-shop BOTOX treatments.
For information on pricing, side effects, and maintenance, read the full Byrdie article here. Considering BOTOX for yourself? Give us a call at Dr. Konstantin’s NYC practice, where we will be happy to schedule a consultation for you.