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Upper face Botox is more popular among men with frown lines being the commonest area treated. Reduction of frown lines will eliminate the ‘angry/confused’ look. Men generally don’t mind having forehead lines. Hence I never try to knock out the forehead muscles completely while doing Botox for men. The same applies to crow’s feet as well. Too much Botox near the eyes gives it a wider/bigger look which may not be too masculine. As a rule of thumb, men need more Botox for the same effect as in women as the muscles tend to be bigger. Botox is not a very painful procedure though women tend to endure the pain better.
|Molecular targets of clostridial neurotoxins (CNTs) in presynaptic cell. BoNT/A-G:botulinum toxin A-G, TeNT:tetanus toxin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Botox for hyperhidrosis (increased sweating on palms, soles and under arms) is popular among Men as in Women. However I feel the effect is more and longer lasting in men. New indications for Botox are being explored apart from the common neurological and cosmetic indications. One of my clients takes Botox regularly because it reduces his migraine along with his wrinkles! Studies have shown beneficial effects even in prostatic enlargement.
Men are not averse to cosmetic dermatology procedures any more and certainly not to Botox. But men generally look for a “cool dude” effect and not a mask like face.