Though women make up the largest group of patients who choose BOTOX® Cosmetic, Philadelphia facial expert Dr. Timothy M. Greco is seeing increased interest in the treatment for men who want to improve their frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines. Injections of Botulinum toxin type A to temporarily treat expression lines and assist in facial reshaping are the fastest-growing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures among men in the United States, with treatments increasing by more than 350% from 2000 to 2015, according to studies by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
When it comes to BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for men, the demographic frequently requests a well-rested look while maintaining facial expression, as opposed to women, who typically want a treatment to make them appear years younger. Dr. Greco understands the unique contours of the male face and what sets it apart from the female face, as well as the techniques and strategies required to deliver results that are both rejuvenating and masculine.
Male-specific BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments have been referred to as "Brotox" by media outlets reporting on the upward trend. No matter what it is called, the treatment is frequently marked by a patient's desire to eliminate some—but not all—of his most obvious facial wrinkles. The idea is that maintaining some lines signifies an air of maturity. For many men, age is not seen as deterioration of good looks, but as a sign of wisdom.
The ultimate goal is to create a look that proclaims both experience and vitality.
Injection details can differ between men and women. The primary difference comes in the quantity of BOTOX® that is injected. This is due to the fact that men possess stronger, more robust facial muscles and may require more of the injectable. The FDA has approved it for use in treating moderate to severe glabellar lines, which appear as creases between the eyes, and lateral canthal lines, which are most commonly known as crow's feet. There are certainly men who want all of their facial wrinkles smoothed away, but some opt to focus on just one area. BOTOX® is also used in eyebrow shaping, reducing a gummy smile, smoothing out a dimpled chin, softening the look of neck bands, and treating a variety of other facial lines such as forehead lines, bunny lines on the nose, and lines around the mouth. To improve facial lines even further without eradicating natural expression, fillers can greatly enhance the result.
Dr. Greco can also discuss the use of BOTOX® as a way to temporarily curb excessive underarm sweating. Men who find that they experience profuse perspiration on a regular basis are continually disrupted in their everyday life. Now they can enjoy the benefits of simple injections that significantly decrease or stop sweating, providing renewed self-esteem and confident social interactions.
These applications and more can be discussed in depth during your BOTOX® consultation.
Dr. Greco makes a point to work with each patient, going into detail during their individualized consultations to ascertain the ultimate look a patient desires. This can range from treating simple frown lines to significant facial laxity necessitating a facelift.
BOTOX® injections can be handled in just 10 to 15 minutes, which means a treatment session doesn’t have to interrupt a busy work day. Since there is no recuperation or downtime involved, men can return to their busy schedules without losing productivity.
Dr. Greco is recognized as one of the top BOTOX® Injectors in the country. He was one of the first physicians in the United States to perform human research to determine the dosage of BOTOX® necessary to treat glabellar frown lines. Dr. Greco lectures on the application of injectables, including BOTOX®, to other aesthetic physicians throughout the world. He has published multiple papers on the aesthetic use of BOTOX®. Many of his patients are aesthetic physicians themselves.