Cosmetic Injections for Men
Certain wrinkles emerge gradually after repeated contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles especially in men. This happens every time you smile, laugh or frown. While you may have earned every one of those smile lines, you don’t have to show them anymore.
VirtusMD offers BOTOX COSMETIC treatments for men in Barrie, Ontario, through our partner Spa Lumina to help men smooth away facial wrinkles.
Benefits of NEUROMODULATORS
BOTOX® is the most popular neuromodulator brand in the world because it effectively addresses various signs of facial aging. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes that develop as we age.
These areas include:
Frowning Wrinkles: Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows often referred to as “the 11s” create a permanent frowning expression as the skin loses elasticity. Our Physician Master Injectors use BOTOX® to relax the 3 strong muscles that cause these glabellar lines.
Forehead Wrinkles: The skin on your forehead crinkles and sometimes folds when you raise or arch your eyebrows. This gradually etches deep horizontal lines across your forehead, making you look older. Our master injector uses a conservative approach to treat these fine lines and wrinkles to avoid getting unwanted results that can sometimes occur when less experienced Injectors perform the treatment.
Crow’s Feet: Men and women who smile and squint a lot will develop crow’s feet. These are those branch-like lines at the outer corners of the eye. BOTOX® injections are a popular and effective choice for smoothing out this area, and it’s common for men to start treatment in their late 20s or early 30s.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines. BOTOX® relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. The contraction of the muscle is the culprit causing the wrinkles and fine lines. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected when done right.
*VirtusMD client – Each client is unique and results may vary.
Allergan MD Codes
Allergan MD Codes, developed by plastic surgeon Dr. Mauricio de Maio, are a precise and methodical approach to facial anti-aging treatments that recognize the need to consider the entire face. By mapping a series of specific injection points, combining BOTOX® COSMETIC with other cosmetic injectable treatments such as JUVÉDERM dermal fillers, our Physicians can deliver comprehensive facial rejuvenation results without surgery.
Because each client’s face and reason for seeking treatment is unique, our Physicians adjust their approaches based on the person’s needs and motivation after a consultation. Instead of looking at lines and folds in isolation, we focus on the full picture and discuss with clients how they want to feel and look after getting the injections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport use the same active ingredients to reduce muscle activity and smooth wrinkles, but they’re distinctly different products. Most of their differences are related to their consistencies. Dysport is thinner and tends to “spread” more. Our Doctors prefer BOTOX® because it’s better at staying where it’s administered. This typically creates more predictable results.
BOTOX® injections have been used safely and effectively since the 1980’s and have been clinically proven to be safe in over 99.9% of all cases. Each year, thousands of clients receive BOTOX® treatments for a variety of conditions including excessive sweating, and it is quickly becoming a popular treatment to reverse the visible signs of aging.
Using the smallest needle available, our Doctors will gently inject a very small amount of BOTOX®, precisely into several locations on the face. There is very little pain (most people say it feels like a bug bite). No anesthesia is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. Some clients experience a slight temporary bruising at the injection site which can easily be covered with make-up.
You will NOT be allowed to rub the injection site, do any strenuous physical activity, or lay down for four hours after, as it can result in the BOTOX® spreading to unwanted areas and causing undesirable (but temporary) drooping. After 4 hours, there are no restrictions at all.
Muscles treated with BOTOX® usually start to relax within a few days, and reach maximum relaxation within 2 weeks
About 3 to 4 months after the first Cosmetic injections treatment, the wrinkles gradually return. Since the majority of clients are happy with the results of their therapy, they return for another treatment when they notice the effects beginning to wear off. If you have a second treatment before the treated muscles have returned to their old bad habits, your second treatment will usually last longer. If you continue to come in for treatments, you will generally find that the effects last longer after each one.