Age doesn’t discriminate between males and females, and neither does the treatment that can help both achieve younger-looking skin. Though women make up the largest group of patients who choose cosmetic treatments for aging-related concerns, Pittsburgh BOTOX® specialist Dr. Roxana Barad, of Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center in Pittsburgh, is seeing an increase in men looking to reduce the signs of aging. Whether it’s single men looking to help improve their social status, men encouraged by their spouses, or older men looking to maintain competitiveness in an increasingly ageist workplace, more men desiring a fresh, healthy appearance are seeking injectable treatments.
Made from a purified neurotoxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy is a one-of-a-kind formulation and FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better.
Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) is an excellent treatment option for dynamic lines and wrinkles that form as a result of repeated voluntary and involuntary muscle contractions. The treatment works by blocking the nerve signals to certain facial muscles, temporarily preventing them from contracting and causing wrinkles to develop or worsen.
BOTOX® is a minimally invasive approach to improving facial lines and is often the first cosmetic procedure chosen by our male patients. Although the procedure is performed the same way for both men and women, men require higher doses of Botox in all treatment areas and may require more frequent treatments due to larger facial muscles. Typical results from BOTOX® last 2-3 months, depending on your aesthetic preferences, metabolism, muscle strength, and how often you use your facial muscles (like if you squint a lot).
In some cases, Botox alone may not be the best course of treatment for you. Where Botox is ideal for frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet (i.e., places where wrinkles form when muscles contract), dermal fillers are best used on deeper creases that appear even when your face is at rest, such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines around the mouth. When used together, Botox and fillers such as Juvederm can offer the most comprehensive results. Injectable treatments, administered with the skill and expertise of Dr. Barad, result in a natural-looking youthful appearance, so nobody has to know.
During your consultation with Dr. Barad, you will have the opportunity to discuss your areas of concern and tell her more about your expectations.
To request a consultation for “Brotox” (male Botox) with Dr. Barad, call us at 412-683-3358 or request a consultation online.