Learn more about how Neurotoxin for men in Northern California can help you look and feel your best.
- 1 Procedures
- 2 Botox aka Brotox
- 3 Ideal Candidates
- 4 What to Expect
- 5 FAQ
- 6 Live Wrinkle-Free
Botox aka Brotox
The men have finally caught up.
There has been a 300 percent increase in “Brotox” injections in the last 15 years. Competitive challenges in the workplace, social media, and our culture all contribute to men seeking Botox as well as many other aesthetic treatments.
WHO SHOULD GET BOTOX
Learn more about how we apply Botox to help men just like you.
BOTOX injectable treatments are performed as a quick come and go procedure at Allegro MedSpa in Santa Rosa. If it is the first time you visit us in Sonoma or Marin County for BOTOX, we may ask pertinent medical history questions and, if you choose, perform the injection on the same day as your consultation. We will ask you to make various facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, and smiling, which will allow us to determine where we’ll place the injections. The skin will be cleansed and we will inject BOTOX under the skin using a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help decrease any discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it is generally not needed. BOTOX injections typically take about 10—15 minutes, after which you can get back to your normal day almost right away.
What to Expect
Here’s what to expect when getting Botox for men in Northern California.
After your treatment
After the BOTOX injection, most men return to their typical work schedule, but strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for at least a day. We will ask you to sleep with your head propped up for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas.
The treated areas of the face could have some bruising or swelling, but you will not have any severe or lasting side effects.
In most cases, it takes about 5—10 days before the full effects of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3—6 months.
Men have thicker muscles of the face, so we find that men typically require a little more Botox than women to get their desired results. You should speak to your injector about how often to schedule a follow-up appointment at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa to refresh your results.
How much does BOTOX cost?
The total cost for BOTOX injections will depend on how much product is used. This will vary based on your needs and goals. During your consultation, we will form your personal treatment plan before we can estimate your costs. Because men have thicker small muscles of the face, they may need more Botox than a woman to achieve a similar result. BOTOX can produce great results when performed by a skilled injector, but it can be unsafe if performed by someone without training, which is why it is better to avoid places offering cheap or knock-off injections. To save money, ask about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program so you can start earning points for BOTOX and other Allergan products, like Juvéderm.
How long will my results last?
Improvements from BOTOX can last up to four months. Most patients schedule a visit every season to sustain their results, but you may come back sooner. If you are getting BOTOX while you are younger as a preventive treatment, you may be able to schedule visits further apart. After listening to your goals and forming your treatment plan, we will be able to estimate when you should schedule your next appointment.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm and Restylane) are both treatments that improve the appearance of wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX relaxes overused facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow’s feet (in the outer corner’s of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Dermal fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease fine lines throughout your face. Based on your goals, we may recommend BOTOX, fillers, or a combination of both for a “liquid facelift.”
What’s the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are brands of injectable wrinkle relaxers that use botulinum toxin (type A). They all relax facial muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles, but each formula is designed to suit specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them, including the amount in each dose, treatment spread, and length of results. We will choose the best one to achieve your goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
When applied properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. With that said, it is important to choose someone who has experience and training in handling this medication. Overinjecting BOTOX can give you an undesirable outcome. A skilled injector will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today, BOTOX is safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX is also used to treat medical issues, including facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
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