What Is Botox?
Botox might just be one of the best “grooming” game-changers out there. Botox is frequently confused with dermal fillers, which offer structural support to fill the area beneath wrinkles. However, Botox instead works by relaxing the facial muscles that are the root cause of the wrinkle in the first place. The main benefit of Botox injections is their capacity to minimise facial wrinkles. Onobotulinumtoxina, a toxin used in Botox injections, temporarily paralyzes a muscle and prevents them from causing wrinkles from forming. The bacteria that cause botulism, a kind of food poisoning, produce this toxin. Botox for men is becoming increasing common these days.
Botox For Men
Not just women these days 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 to seeking Botox treatment might include wishing to advance in their careers and competing on more level grounds against their younger coworkers in the looks department. There are also others hoping to increase their chances of finding love or start over after a significant change in their lives. To delay the onset of 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:
- Around the mouth area to reduce smile lines;
- Forehead area to reduce creases;
- Between the eyebrows to reduce frown lines;
- Around the corners of the eyes to prevent Crow’s Feet.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox’s effects will eventually wear off, and the nerves will once more be able to communicate with the muscles to tell them to begin working or contracting. Botox treatments typically last 3 to 4 months. There will be some patients for whom they last longer, between 4-6 months, or shorter, around 2 months. First-timers frequently observe that the effects may not last as long initially, but may persist longer from the second treatment.
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 number 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.
Botox has gotten easier to get and 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 aging.
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.
This article is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.