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Different BOTOX® Cosmetic Techniques for Men and Women

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients had 7.2 million anatomic sites treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in 2017—making it the #1 minimally invasive cosmetic procedure of the year.

Weston plastic surgeon Robert Rothfield, MD believes the two main reasons BOTOX® Cosmetic has retained its popularity over the last 15 years are the product’s reliable safety record and consistently effective results. Other injectables, such as dermal fillers, sometimes yield results that are subtle and seem incomplete. Often thought of as the “gold standard” of injectable treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic is more likely to fully correct the issue at hand.

One aspect of BOTOX® Cosmetic usage that has changed over the past 15 years is the number of men that have visited Dr. Rothfield’s practice for treatment. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) reported in 2016 that nearly a half million men get injections of neuromodulators for cosmetic purposes—which is an increase of more than 330% since 2000. Typically, men who get BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are between 35 and 65 years old.

Although the areas of the face men and women seek to treat are often the same (the brows and the area around the eyes), the injection technique must be modified to account for the common physiological and aesthetic differences between the sexes. For example, most women wish to elevate the eyebrow to create a distinguished arch, while simultaneously eliminating any horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. Alternatively, men typically desire a straighter eyebrow for a more masculine look. In addition, men often have larger facial muscles than women, and in order to obtain successful results, a larger dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is needed. Mastering these subtle differences in technique are vital for delivering results that meet the expectations of the patient.

For more information about how Dr. Robert Rothfield and BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact Weston Plastic Surgery today.

Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on February 3, 2014

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