BotoxⓇ has been renowned for its ability to make women appear younger by smoothing out lines and wrinkles. But it’s not just for women – this effective injectable can have the same effect for men in “trouble areas” of their face. Botox for men is becoming more popular as an alternative to surgery and as a way to help men look younger and feel good about their appearance.
Botox for Men in Houston, TX
If you have been looking for Botox for men in Texas, you can feel confident about working with Dr. Leo Lapuerta in Houston, TX. As a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lapuerta has performed hundreds of Botox injections for his patients over the years. He will help you feel comfortable with the idea of male Botox, answering any questions you may have about this treatment.
With his experience in plastic surgery for men, Dr. Lapuerta is able to work with you on all your goals to improve your appearance. He will discuss your goals and what you hope to accomplish with male Botox. He understands that the reasons for choosing Botox can be different for men than for women, and he wants to help you achieve the desired results.
Common Treatment Areas for Men
Botox for men is often designed to help the patient look younger by reducing fine lines, just as it does with women. Men often focus on their forehead and around the eyes, which is where they may start to show signs of aging first.
Men may seek out treatment for their frown lines and forehead lines, smoothing the area to help create a younger appearance. Botox treatment for men can help reduce crow’s feet, which are the lines around the outsides of the eyes. They often form from laughing or smiling, but some men prefer to minimize them and any signs of aging.
What to Expect with the Procedure
Men’s Botox is a quick procedure that usually takes less than 30 minutes, which is why it is often referred to as a lunchtime treatment. Dr. Lapuerta will inject a small amount of Botox into the area being treated. You can expect several carefully placed injections, which are just a small pinch, to achieve the desired results. The muscles in the area will relax, causing the fine lines to fade.
This procedure has minimal discomfort and redness at the injection sites, which goes away quickly. Most men can go back to work after the treatment. You will start to notice results in just three to five days, and they will last for up to four months. Most patients opt to return for continued treatment because they enjoy the new look and youthful appearance of their face.
How Much is the Cost of Men’s Botox?
Botox is sold by the unit with average treatments using around 35 units. This number can vary, depending on how much work you want done. Men usually need more Botox than women, which can be closer to 50 units. The cost per injection is around $10 to $15, which makes a treatment about $350 to $550.
Dr. Lapuerta will have the injection sites marked with a pen before the procedure. This ensures that the injections are strategically located where they will achieve optimal results. Dr. Lapuerta can provide an accurate estimate of the cost of treatment once he has determined how much Botox is needed for the ideal placement he’s mapped.
What to Expect After Botox Treatment for Men
There is no downtime with Botox, but you may have some slight swelling and bruising. A cold cloth on the injection sites will help alleviate these issues. The redness and swelling will go down in just a few hours.
Bruising may last for several days, but it will go away quickly. The doctor will recommend that you limit any physical exercise for 24 hours after the treatment. Dr. Lapuerta may give you special facial exercises to help improve final results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Male Botox?
A man in good health with no history of neuromuscular disease is a good candidate for Botox. The average age for men to start with these treatments is 50, but they are designed to work for any age.
It’s important to provide a list of all medications you are currently taking and past medical history. Dr. Lapuerta will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Schedule a Consultation for Botox
If you are interested in looking younger or getting rid of unsightly lines and wrinkles, contact us today for a consultation about Botox for men. Dr. Lapuerta will discuss the treatment with you and help you decide if you want to take the next step. Schedule your consultation today with a plastic surgeon who has more than 20 years of experience with men’s facial plastic surgery and other procedures, such as men’s liposuction.