Even men worry about unsightly wrinkles on their faces. They might want to get Botox injections but hesitate about consulting a dermatologist. It’s only natural, though, for men to be concerned about their appearances as much as women do. There is a growing trend of men who undergo cosmetic treatments like Botox injections.
Statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that Botox was the most popular non-surgical treatment among men. Further, over 160,000 men received this treatment that year.
Here are five benefits men can get from a Botox injection.
1. It Reduces Creases and Wrinkles
Facial wrinkles affect both women and men, especially when you reach your 50s. Botox injections are an ideal solution to fight forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, eyebrow lines, and smile lines.
Botox is considered a neurotoxin. Although it’s a toxin, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its use in treating certain problems, including cosmetic issues like wrinkles and fine lines.
The FDA, however, warns that a person can only use small amounts of Botox. Otherwise, it could destroy vital proteins or nerves of the body. This is why only professionals can only provide botox injections.
Botox injections are pumped into the muscles. This procedure temporarily stops the muscles from creasing, leaving you with smoother, younger-looking skin.
If you start Botox injections early enough, you can even prevent lines and wrinkles from forming. Some men in their 20s and 30s already use Botox treatments for this purpose.
2. It Lessens Sweating
Sweat is a natural by-product of a human body. But it can be inconvenient and unsightly, especially when the sweat leaves stains and leaves an unpleasant smell.
An injection of Botox into the sweat glands can paralyze the muscles. This makes it an effective treatment for excessive sweating.
3. It Relaxes Muscles
Botox was created as a treatment for stiffness and spasms. It can help to temporarily relax the nerves (thus, the “neuro” in neurotoxin).
The FDA lists Botox as a temporary solution to twitching hands or eyes, stiff ankles, or palsy. This may not be a full solution to these problems, but the procedure can give you several months of relaxed muscles.
4. It Reduces Migraine
A migraine is hard to handle. Chronic migraine is a debilitating illness. According to statistics, almost 90% of people who have migraines cannot function normally. They can’t go to work. They can’t even get out of bed.
Several shots of Botox injections into the parts that hurt the most can help alleviate the effects of migraines. It blocks the chemicals that transmit pain.
5. It Improves Your Self-Confidence
This may not be a direct result of a Botox procedure. But if you start looking better (and sweat less), then you’ll start feeling better about yourself. Since you will eliminate the things you’re embarrassed about or conscious of, you can face the world with more self-confidence.
Whether you’re competing with younger colleagues for promotions or looking for better dating prospects, you’ll be able to feel confident about your looks.
It’s natural for men to have cosmetic surgery. It’s okay to consult dermatologists or go to a medical spa. You don’t even have to worry about missing work. A Botox injection is a non-surgical procedure. Some call it the “lunchtime” treatment because both the procedure and the recovery time is short.