Today, both men and women are becoming more and more focused on skin care, anti-aging, and overall appearance. While Botox has long been considered a beauty and anti-aging treatment for women, there are plenty of reasons for men to choose Botox as well.
We live in a youth-focused society, and that also extends to men. Male celebrities have been choosing cosmetic treatments, including Botox, for years, but it’s beginning to gain popularity among everyday men too. Learn more about why men should consider Botox to fight aging and promote a youthful glow, regardless of gender.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks the release of a chemical signal from the nerve to muscle. The neurotoxin is inactive, though, so there is no need for concern. Botox releases the muscle contraction to smooth wrinkles, lift features, and reverse the signs of aging.

How does Botox work?

Botox is injected into the facial areas where wrinkles start appearing. It prevents signals from the nerves from reaching these facial muscles, so they don’t receive a signal to contract. For a short time, these muscles are essentially paralysed. Because it prevents the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, Botox thus prevents fine lines and wrinkles from starting in the first place, and prevents existing wrinkles from getting worse and eventually will allow the skin to recover and restore it self and the lines will fade with long term treatment.
Botox is effective, minimally invasive, quick, and the results last about three months.

Men and Botox

Unfortunately, a lot of the issues for men getting Botox are related to social stigma. That said, if men work on their bodies in the gym, use high-quality products to maintain their skin, and put effort into fashion and style to look good, they’re already engaging in self-care and anti-aging routines. Botox is only a small step further.

Men in industries that put them in the public eye, such as fashion, film, or television, have always relied on Botox to keep them looking young, but it doesn’t stop there. Botox has become popular with lawyers, doctors, and businessmen, and it’s even trickled down to other less demanding professions. Not only is Botox used to compete with a younger workforce, but it’s also chosen to improve online dating and social media profiles.

There’s more pressure than ever to stay youthful, and Botox helps reduce the visible signs of aging, keeping you looking good as long as possible. In addition, the earlier you start, the better you’ll age. Given all the other measures we take to preserve our youth, Botox is a simple, easy, and efficient means to improve our appearance and our confidence, for both men and women.

Most importantly, Botox is subtle. The results aren’t as dramatic as some treatments and procedures. Instead, Botox creates a rested or refreshed appearance, rather than the “fake” or even “botched” look that some expect. With these benefits, there’s no reason that Botox has to be reserved for women.

When people see the effects of aging, like crow’s feet and deep wrinkles, many start seeking a medical professional for a Botox treatment. Like anything else, however, prevention is easier than treatment, which is why so many men and women in the 20’s and 30’s are committing to regular Botox treatments to stop wrinkles from appearing and showing the early signs of ageing.
Botox can help in the fight to minimise those signs of ageing and keep the appearance of wrinkles under control as part of an anti-aging skincare plan. If you want to discuss this further do not hesitate to contact the clinic for an aesthetic consultation.

What is Botox?

Botox is botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that blocks nerve signals in the muscles. This causes a muscle relaxation that prevents dynamic wrinkles from forming, the type of wrinkles caused by the repetitive muscle contractions from smiling and frowning. Botox softens fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
Botox is non-invasive, virtually painless and only take a few minutes to complete. Results are typically seen within a few days; the full effect will take 2 weeks, and may last several months before follow-up treatments are needed.

Botox as an Anti-Aging Treatment

Our normal facial expressions, whether from happiness, stress, pain or sadness, crease our faces and will create lines and wrinkles in the future. These typically begin with frown lines, fine lines around the eyes and the vertical lines between the eyebrows, and they start to show in the 30’s. For those who regular users of tanning beds or spent too much time in the sun, these early signs may show in the 20’s.
At first, these creases will go away when our face returns to a neutral position, but over time, they begin to set in as permanent wrinkles.

How Botox Works to Combat Signs of Aging

Dynamic wrinkles and expression lines form from repeated muscle contractions. If Botox is used before the early signs of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and volume loss, the muscle below an emerging wrinkle is paralyzed and can’t contract, which prevents that repetitive wrinkle from forming. Started early, this can have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance and aging process later in life, especially if treatments begin early.
Preventative Botox can also correct the facial asymmetry caused by aging, such as a drooping brow, train the facial muscles to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the need for more invasive anti-aging treatments in the future.
Anyone in their 30’s could benefit from Botox as an anti-aging treatment, but it’s especially important for people who are seeing signs of premature aging and may have sun damage that accelerates the aging process.

When can I start using Botox?

Regularly I get asked that question. In my opinion, I don’t like to inject someone very young with Botox, as generally it is not needed. However, the answer to that question is very much depending on the individual. It depends of the quality of their skin and how intrinsic and extrinsic damage the skin had suffered. But for me as a rule I don’t generally treat anyone in the 20’s. For anyone presenting in the 30’s, it will depend on how visible the dynamic wrinkles are and if they want the treatment as a prevention. The average age of someone starting Botox in our clinic is late 30’s and early 40’s.

Despite the warnings of health professional, institutions, governments and charities, many people insist on using tanning beds. We want you to love your body by avoiding tanning beds, and we want to provide you with five startling reasons why.

Reason 1: Melanoma, A Deadly Skin Cancer

According to experts from the American Cancer Society, young people in their teens and early twenties are especially at risk for developing melanoma, which is one of the deadliest cancers due to its ability to spread quickly to other parts of the body. When you use tanning beds regularly before the age of 30, you increase your risk of getting melanoma by 75%. Unfortunately, this age group is highly attracted to tanning. Young people often believe myths about tanning, such as that a base tan will protect the skin from the most harmful UV rays. A second myth regards the healthy tan, but there is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Tanned skin is sun-damaged skin. Also, in no way is indoor tanning safer because the level of UV exposure is controlled. A high level of UV exposure is unsafe, whether indoors or outdoors. Make sure you understand the cancer risks before using a tanning bed to get ready for a holiday body.

Reason 2: Tanning Beds are Carcinogenic

In 2009, the World Health Organisation moved the status of indoor tanning beds into a high cancer risk category, “carcinogenic to humans.” Such a warning is the same type of warning smokers see on packs of cigarettes, “Warning: Cigarettes Cause Cancer.”

Reason 3: Indoor Tanning Causes Injuries

Did you know that thousands of people visit the hospital yearly due to injuries caused by tanning beds? Skin burns are the most common injuries seen by hospital A&E doctors, but cuts, fainting spells, eye damage, sprains and strains, dislocations, and bruising are common as well.

Reason 4: Warts and Cancer

German scientists have isolated yet another reason why using a tanning bed is harmful — warts. The human papillomavirus, which causes warts, is normally harmless. But, when you combine the virus with UVB rays, it can lead to the growth of cancers such as cervical cancer and skin cancer. How does that happen? The virus causes our normal genetic repair mechanisms to fail which leads to significant risk when the body is exposed repeatedly to UVB rays, as with regular use of a tanning bed.

Reason 5: Aging Poorly

Take a look around at women in their fifties and sixties who have very fair skin, light blonde or red hair, and who have stayed out of the sun. Generally, they have incredibly beautiful, radiant and youthful skin. The key to their success is avoiding UV (ultraviolet) light exposure by tanning outdoors, or indoors in a tanning bed.