How Botox and Dermal Fillers are Changing the Way Men (Don’t) Age
Women know a thing or two about injectables. As early adopters of treatments such as Botox and Fillers, women have enjoyed the benefits of these non-invasive vials of goodness for some time now. In recent years however, it seems that men have caught on too.
Young men are seeking age preventative treatments that can make them look youthful and masculine. Older ones are getting in on the action with enhancements such as defined cheeks, less tired eyes, square jaws and anti wrinkle treatments.
If you too are considering injectables, here are a few ways in which dermal fillers and Botox can help men. Read on to find out why these are such a treat!
Bro-tox for wrinkles around the forehead and between your eyes (Eleven’s)
Something as versatile as Botox, sure gets a bad rap. For all the horror stories on the internet about what can go wrong with Botox, there are a million successful tales that no one tells you about.
Botox is a neuromodulator that blocks the enzyme responsible for moving your facial muscles. This typically means that you won’t be frowning as hard – and hence the consequent wrinkles are minimized. It doesn’t hurt, that the procedure takes a few minutes and you can walk out like literally nothing happened. After Botox, your muscles will gradually become more relaxed and you’ll slowly see the benefit of these injections.
Make sure, you fool-proof your procedure by going to a reputable doctor and ensure use of quality products and skill set that delivers on your expectations.
Restylane for Tired Eyes
Tired or Racoon-like eyes have never been sexy. A lot of men are complaining about looking tired as they age and it shows up around their eyes. The loss of volume under the eyes occurs as we age, for both men and women.
Restylane injectables are a great way to soften up this appearance with results that are instant and can last as long as 6-12 months.
Often men assume that fillers will make them look more feminine but that’s not true. As with any cosmetic treatment, the result of your fillers lie solely in the hands of your doctor. With the right skill set and experience, an expert will be able to give you a refreshed, rested look; think less Bambi, more boardroom CEO!
Botox or Dysport for Excessive Sweating
Although not directly related to ageing, excessive sweating is a major confidence dampener for men all over the world. The good news is that Botox and Dysport not only work on wrinkles and crows’ feet but they also help temporarily stop Hyperhidrosis in its tracks.
When Botox is injected into the skin, it blocks the nerve responsible for triggering your sweat glands. This means that typical areas of discomfort like the scalp, palms and feet will begin to see a change in 1-2 weeks after the treatment. This sweat-free state can last for a good 3-6 months and comes with literally no downtime.
Natural Fillers for a defined jawline
If women can use fillers successfully to get the much coveted V-face, men can do the same for a more masculine jawline. There are a wide variety of chin fillers that are in fact ideal for chin enhancement. When injected into the chin, the soft tissue is elevated and results in what is called a “liquid lift”. Typically your doctor will use FDA approved fillers such as Restylane SubQ® and Belotero INTENSE® in order to get effective results.
The process involves prepping with a topical numbing cream after which the filler selected to match your needs, is administered via tiny injections over the choice of area. Your doctor will proceed to manually mold the fillers into its final shape and contour, and you will be able to see the pre and post transformative changes from the chin fillers – instantly! Do keep in mind though, that there are differences between male and female aesthetics, so your results will rely heavily on the knowledge, skills and expertise of the doctor.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for a high definition lift
Injectables and fillers do an incredible job of contouring and lifting sagging faces. As men(and women) age, the loss of collagen and elastin results in sagging of skin and losing youthful volume. Hyaluronic Acid fillers can help to give a volumetric lift while firming skin, lifting sagging visages and contouring the face – essentially a face lift minus the scalpel!
Using a special micro-injection technique, this dual-action procedure targets sagging jowls, nasolabial lines, hollow under eyes to give a restored young and lifted look. It also restores deflated cheeks or chins, visibly increases natural firmness, and overall facial definition.
Taking up only 30-45 minutes of your time, this long-lasting high definition lift will reduce fine lines and wrinkles giving you youth-enhancing effects well over 18 months.
If you are worried about the safety of the fillers, these are 99% identical to your skin’s own Hyaluronic Acid and hence is considered absolutely safe for cosmetic use. You may experience some injection related mild pin-prick marks or redness, but these will disappear in a matter of hours.
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