The stereotype of plastic surgery being for women only is slowly unravelling as more and more men enjoy the benefits of cosmetic procedures that melt the years away from your visage. Often, the best results are derived from subtle procedures that don’t take a lot of time, effort or recovery.
One popular type of procedure among women that’s gaining traction among men is the tried and tested method of reducing wrinkles known as Botox. This type of simple injection has a rapid, noticeable effect on the way you look without making it seem like you’ve completely reconstructed your face.
What is Botox Anyway?
Botox is a precise injection of botulinum toxin, inserted strategically just under the skin. These injections are done in such a way to produce the effect of younger skin. This takes advantage of the natural ability for botulism to tighten muscles underneath the skin. A controlled injection in the correct areas end up tightening the skin, removing wrinkles from your forehead and around your eyes.
These two areas of your face are among the most noticeable indicators of aging. Eliminating these small wrinkles has a huge effect on the way others perceive your age.
Botulism? Isn’t that Dangerous?
Botulism is only a concern when people becoming infected with these toxins due to food contamination or other infection vectors. Small amounts of the toxin injected just under the skin should not result in the spreading of serious harm or disease. Instead, Botox tightens the skin, reducing the appearance of aging.
How Long Does the Procedure Last?
A skilled doctor injecting Botox in the right amount and in the proper area maximizes the length of time you benefit from the effects. This results in effects that last three months and even longer.
The procedure should last a few minutes and require between three days to a week for the effects to fully materialize. Patients should avoid alcohol for a week following the injection.
Are There Any Negative Effects?
All medical procedures involve risk, even a simple injection just under the skin. If you notice the effects of Botox spreading to other parts of your face or body, or if you notice that it’s getting difficult to perform normal functions like talking or eating, make sure to consult a physician.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there’s been more than a 300% increase in men using Botox over the past decade, signaling a greater acceptance among men seeking to melt a few years off the face.
Are You Interested in BOTOX® Injections?
If you’re interested in botox injections, contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on BOTOX® and other possible cosmetic enhancements that you might be considering and to schedule your in-depth consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.