Historically, women have feared aging as it has generally meant they will be tossed aside by society, but a recent trend indicates that men are partaking in this fear—and doing something about it. Brotox (Botox for men) is just one way that more aesthetically focused men have begun addressing signs of aging. While the majority of patients seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures (NSCP) like Botox are still women, the number of men opting to take on Brotox is steadily increasing. At American Laser Med Spa located in Amarillo, TX we are proud to offer our male patients Brotox!
What is Brotox?
Botox is the most popular NSCP, with millions of patients each year turning to the treatments to help reduce unwanted signs of aging. Botox is made from a bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum which occurs naturally in many animals, like snakes and crabs. This bacteria produces a neurotoxin called Botulinum toxin—it is from this toxin that Botox is derived. The treatment works by essentially temporarily paralyzing underlying muscles in the face through injection, and thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
More men are turning to Brotox for a slew of reasons: everything from looking to level the playing field in the professional world to experiencing a major life change like a divorce can inspire men to undergo Brotox. The average age of men seeking the treatment is 40, which is about 10 years older than the average woman. However, some younger men are also looking to Brotox as a preventative measure to fight signs of aging that are only just beginning to appear.
What is Brotox like in Amarillo?
The treatment only takes around 15 minutes to complete, but the effects can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to become noticeable, so patients shouldn’t be alarmed if they look the same immediately after injection. Right after treatment, patients can help the Botox take hold be performing facial exercises. Users should also avoid hot showers, laying down, massaging the injection site, or taking anti-inflammatory painkillers. Since the average man’s facial muscles are stronger than a woman’s, men generally need about 25% more Botox to see a noticeable change.
Oftentimes, men don’t want to eliminate all of their wrinkles, just reduce them. This has contributed greatly to the rise in popularity of Brotox, as the treatment allows for a high degree of control over just how smoothed out lines are, and where on the face they are mitigated. The most popular areas for men to receive Brotox are the crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines, with many men leaving their laugh lines as a marker of character and distinction.
Why Choose Brotox in Amarillo?
Because the most common aesthetic use of Brotox is to reduce wrinkles caused by squinting, it stands to reason that sunnier areas, such as Texas, often experiences a rise in the demand for Brotox and we are not shying away from publicizing it. Despite historically being considered a treatment sought exclusively by women, the stigma surrounding Botox is quickly dissipating as more and more men seek it out as well.
Aside from the obvious cosmetic benefits, Botox can also be used for medical conditions like neck spasms, lazy eye, and even chronic migraines.
Book Your Consultation today!
If you would like to learn more about Brotox, call or stop by American Laser Med Spa located in Amarillo, TX today. A treatment of Brotox can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping you achieve a more youthful complexion. Of course, Brotox is not a permanent fix. Patients will need to return several times a year for treatments when previous injections wear off, but men looking to maintain their youth for as long as possible can consider treatments with the assurance that they’re not alone in their quest. Book your appointment today to learn more about what Brotox can do for you.