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A Guy’s Guide to Their First Botox Treatment

You may not hear the guys at the gym talking about their Botox injections, but they are happening. We promise. Botox is becoming increasingly popular amongst men, helping them to slow the aging process and reverse stubborn wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Men, are you ready to find out what all the Botox hype is about? This guide will help you prepare for your first treatment.

What Is Botox?

You’ve heard of Botox, but how much do you know about it?

Botox is a neuromodulator. It works by halting the communication between nerves and the facial muscles that cause expression wrinkles. Botox won’t work on every type of wrinkle, but for smile lines, frown lines, and the like, it is one of the most effective treatments available.

As Botox relaxes muscles in your face, wrinkles start to fade away. This treatment can be paired with dermal fillers if you want to fill in deep creases. Botox also stands well on its own as a solo treatment option.

The medication in Botox provides long-lasting results, but they are temporary. Patients need retreatment a few times each year to maintain results.

Preparing for Your First Botox Treatment

Botox requires minimal preparation and effort. The ease of this treatment is one reason that Botox is so popular with both men and women in the Ann Arbor area.

These little preparations won’t take long but can improve the results of your procedure.

  • Avoid taking medications that increase bleeding and bruising, including some over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen.
  • Arrive at your appointment with clean skin. You’ll be able to cleanse your skin before treatment, too.
  • Eat and drink normally. There are no dietary restrictions before Botox, but we do ask patients to avoid drinking alcohol right before their injections.
  • Relax! Botox treatment is quick, easy, and practically painless.

What Happens During Botox Treatment?

Botox treatments are performed at both of our office locations. You’ll come in for a short consultation with either Dr. Malhotra or Dr. Ballard, where you’ll discuss treatment and create a plan. When it’s time for the injections, you’ll cleanse your face. Our injector will pinpoint specific locations for each injection.

The injection process itself is prompt, requiring just a few seconds in each treatment area. Most patients receive a series of quick injections. The needle is small, and most patients report minimal discomfort.

After the injections, you’re free to go. No downtime is needed!

After Your Botox Injections

Botox requires no downtime. After your injections, return to work immediately. Some men experience redness, swelling, and bruising for a few days.

Results won’t appear instantly, but you should start seeing your wrinkles smooth within 1-2 days of your injections.

Botox is a popular treatment for men in Ann Arbor. Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery to schedule your injectable cosmetic treatment with us today.