Botox and Facial Fillers for Men
Rejuvenating and Revitalizing the Male Face
Because men do not have the hairstyles to cover the incisions used in cosmetic surgery, many men prefer to use non-surgical methods to gain a more youthful look. The main advantage for men having the Botox and fillers is that it provides a natural look using minimally invasive procedures.
Botox is also used to treat excessive sweating, migraine headaches, facial asymmetry and many other conditions.
Are You A Candidate for Botox Treatment?
- Wrinkles in the upper third of the face, including the forehead, between and around the eyes
- Mild wrinkling of the face
- Frown lines
- Realistic expectations as to what Botox can do
To determine if you are a candidate for Botox injections, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Jugenburg.
What Happens with Botox Injections?
Men are often more prone to developing frown lines around the upper face and brow area due to stress. The treatment involves injecting Botox into the dominant muscles that help form expressions, and relaxing them. It’s a muscle relaxant, helping to remove wrinkles, sad or tired eyes and angry facial expressions. This helps create a more youthful, refreshed look. Botox is a derivative of the Botulinum toxin and works as a neuromodulator, which blocks the normal flow of neurotransmission. Once injected, it prevents the muscles from contracting, smoothing out the facial lines and wrinkles.
It depends on the area and how severe the problem was, but generally the injections will need to be repeated every 3-4 months. The wrinkles treated with Botox fade very gradually, as they do it’s time to schedule another treatment.
There is a mild discomfort when the needle is inserted. It feels like a small “pinch.”
Botox is proven to be very safe. Dr. Jugenburg is very experienced with Botox injections so you can be assured that the injections will be done safely and will result in a significant cosmetic improvement.
Botox relaxes the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth, rejuvenated appearance.
It can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect.
Side effects are rare and are not permanent. There is rarely some minor bruising or a short-term headache. Most patients do not experience any side effects at all.
With some patients, the use of Botox to smooth out wrinkles is not enough. It needs to be combined with a soft tissue filler like Restalyne, Perlane or Juvederm to produce the desired results. These fillers are used to fill in the gaps, groves and wrinkles that don’t respond to Botox. By injecting fillers into the problem areas, facial features are rejuvenated, creating a younger, fresher appearance.
Skin tissue contains hyaluronic acid, which is the same substance that is injected into the skin to smooth out facial wrinkles and depressions. Dr. Jugenburg will devise a strategy for the appropriate injection sites on your face. The injection sites will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic will be used to numb the area to be injected. Post-injection there will be some temporary swelling and minor discomfort, which can be treated with ice.
To determine if you are a candidate for facial fillers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jugenburg.