Botox For Men [Updated For 2024]

Botox For Men [Updated For 2024]

Botox for men

What Is Botox?

Botox might just be one of the best “grooming” game-changers out there. Botox is frequently confused with dermal fillers, which restores volume to areas of depression such as cheeks and temples. Instead, Botox is used to reduce the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles. The injection uses Botulinum toxin to weaken or paralyze muscles. When used precisely and in small accurate doses, it can be used as an aesthetic treatment for dynamic facial lines. 

Botox is a neurotoxin which is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Muscle contraction is controlled by receptors in the muscle cell membranes that respond to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Botox works by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction, causing flaccid paralysis.

Common commercial preparations of Botulinum toxin include:

  • Onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox)
  • Abobotulinumtoxin A (Dysport)
  • Incobotulinumtoxin A (Xeomin)

People often use the term “Botox” to describe all these products, but it is simply a registered trademark that one of the companies own.

 Botox For Men

It is not just women these days who are thinking about getting Botox. Many more men are using Botox to improve their appearance as they feel there are substantial benefits to looking younger. For instance, an aesthetic clinic in Singapore estimates that the proportion of men seeking Botox treatment at the clinic grew from 5% to 10% between 2011 and 2018.

Reasons for men seeking Botox treatments might include wishing to advance in their careers and competing on more level grounds against their younger coworkers in terms of appearance. There are also others hoping to increase their chances of finding love or to start over after a significant change in their lives. To delay the onset of permanent or static wrinkles as long as possible and maintain their confidence in their appearance, even men in their late 20s and early 30s are utilising “preventative” Botox.

The most common areas for men to get Botox treatment are:

  • Forehead area to reduce forehead wrinkles;
  • Between the eyebrows to reduce frown lines;
  • Around the corners of the eyes to reduce Crow’s Feet wrinkles.

Botox can also be used in the masseter or jaw area to help with teeth grinding, jaw clenching and pain (TMJ disorder), and also help to slim the face.

How Long Does Botox Last?

On average, Botox can last three to six months for most patients. However, longevity does vary from person to person with some lasting longer and others shorter. It is not uncommon for first-timers to experience a shorter result the first time and a longer result the second time.

Cost Of Botox Treatments In Singapore And In Thailand

If you are in Singapore and are considering Botox treatment, the prices you can expect may range from around SGD$200 to under SGD$2,000. The area for Botox treatment affects the price as different areas will require different numbers of units of Botox for injecting. For instance, the cost for treatment for forehead lines and for Crow’s Feet may range from about SGD$150 to SGD$700. Jaw Botox may on the other hand cost from SGD$400 to under SGD$2,000. The price will also depend on the clinic chosen.

Some people may instead be considering getting Botox treatment in Thailand instead. Botox treatment in Thailand may cost from around US$100 – US$1,000. Again, the actual price will depend on the area for treatment and the chosen clinic. This is comparatively lower than in Singapore, but price of course, should be just one of the considerations in deciding on a doctor, clinic / hospital, or even country for the procedure.

In Conclusion

Access to botox treatment is easier and the treatment is less expensive. However, some societal stigma surrounding Botox for men may still exist. When you consider how much a man’s look matters these days, there is actually no shame in taking delight in restoring your youthful appearance. Men can improve their professional prospects, dating opportunities, and general pleasure in life by reducing the indications of ageing.

Consider the benefits and drawbacks of Botox thoroughly before deciding to proceed or not. You can also explore other age-reduction options such as dermal fillers if you feel that Botox is not the correct choice for you.

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[This Article Is Updated As Of December 2023]

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