Everything You Need to Know About Botox for Men

When you think about BOTOX®, you usually think about women who want to remove their forehead wrinkles. However, approximately 20% of our Botox patients are actually men in Orange County. The fact is, our aesthetic services are available for both men and women of all ages who want to look younger and refreshed.

What is Botox?

The history of botulinum toxin (Botox) dates back to 1989 when the FDA approved this neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum as a treatment for misaligned eyes (strabismus) and uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm). 

However, during clinical trials, doctors discovered an interesting, harmless, and quite amazing side effect –– that it caused patients to lose their forehead frown lines by blocking the release of a chemical that enabled the muscles to contract.

Today, it is the only FDA-approved prescription treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows and crow’s feet.

In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as of 2018, botulinum toxin injections are the most common cosmetic operation –– with 7.4 million procedures in the U.S. alone.

What Was The First Medical Use For Botox?

Since 2010, Botox has actually been the first U.S. FDA-approved intramuscular preventative treatment for Chronic Migraine. Botox markets itself by saying it “prevents headaches and migraines before they even start” and has been “proven for chronic migraines for almost 10 years.”

What Is The Difference Between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?

A variety of FDA-approved neurotoxins are available at Qazi Cosmetic Center under their popular brand names for Orange County men.

As the first on the market, “Botox”, its brand name for Botulinum Toxin A, is frequently asked for by name as a non-surgical wrinkle reducer. The effects from injections typically last 3 to 4 months.

Meanwhile, other popular Botulinum Toxin A products are used as an injectable and wrinkle reducer for men, specifically:

  • Dysport is typically used to soften and smooth wrinkles on the forehead for natural-looking results and a tighter, brighter face. It was popular in Europe before being FDA approved in America during 2009. It is natural-looking, fast-acting, and its effects may last about 3 months.
  • Xeomin is the only clinically proven anti-wrinkle injection uniquely purified to remove wrinkles without unnecessary proteins in its composition. Xeomin is typically the neurotoxin of choice for Dr. Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic in Orange County, CA, because our patients are less likely to have a reaction or get a resistance to the purified form of this neurotoxin. It is used to temporarily soften the appearance of frown lines between your eyebrows, as well as to treat severe spasms in your neck muscles, and muscle stiffness. Its injections are recommended to be spaced at least three months apart to maintain its effectiveness.

How Do Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Work?

All of these popular cosmetic treatments work primarily by relaxing facial and other wrinkles, reducing any visible signs of aging, and smoothing lines on the forehead.

Botox for men does not require anesthesia, and each procedure typically takes about 15 minutes, there is no downtime afterwards, and discomfort is usually minimal.

Above all, each prevents deep lines and wrinkles from forming, helps you look younger, and raises your self-esteem.

Qazi Cosmetic Clinic in Orange County, CA always assesses the patient before dosing the amount of Botox, Dysport or Xeomin needed. Every patient varies depending on the strength of their muscles, and the depth of their current lines. 

Your local healthcare professional can best recommend which injectable or dermal filler he or she prefers to help you decrease forehead creases, relax crow’s feet around your eyes, restore lost volume around your nose and mouth, reduce the appearance of a double chin, reshape the skin around your nose and mouth, or to address other signs of aging.

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    Besides Wrinkles on The Face, What Are Some Different Reasons for Using Botox For Men?

    Botulinum toxin is also being used to treat disorders such as:

    • Inhibiting excessive sweating in your underarms.
    • Involuntary contractions of your neck muscles.
    • Involuntary shoulder spasms.
    • Mitigating TMJ pain.
    • Neuropathic pain.
    • Overactive bladder.
    • Preventing chronic migraines.
    • Slowing hyperactive nerves.
    • Some allergy symptoms.
    • Urinary incontinence.
    Patient results of a botox treatment at Qazi Cosmetic Center in Newport Beach, California.

    Why Is It So Important to Choose a Botox Specialist?

    Dr. Nadir Qazi is a Board-Certified male physician at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic & Med Spa who specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for both men and women in his Newport Beach, CA office. He is also an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques to other physicians in the US.

    Through his years of experience, he knows how to treat men with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin so that they achieve the results they want. In fact, he makes sure that Botox injections on their faces yields natural, yet effective results to minimize their lines and wrinkles using his signature Minitox technique. 

    Men, as well as women, want to soften their deep forehead lines, but always want them to look natural. Dr. Qazi in Orange County, CA understands this prerequisite. That is why, during his consultations and treatments, he makes sure that his patients animate their faces in “before” and “after” expressions, so the treatment appears natural.

    This Newport Beach based cosmetic specialist uses multiple techniques for each patient’s unique anatomy with Minitox Injections of Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or Jeaveau to:

    • Soften lines and wrinkles.
    • Make their foreheads appear natural and refreshed.
    • Erase your forehead lines.
    • Revive your face.
    • Look refreshed and untouched.
    A patient of Dr. Qazi happily looking into a mirror after his treatment.

    Botox For Men Aftercare Instructions

    Dr. Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic & Med Spa takes the time to meet with each patient to discuss treatment options, before, during, and especially after a procedure. This is particularly important after a neurotoxin treatment where it is typical to notice some swelling, bruising, red puncture marks, asymmetry, soreness, or even some itchiness.

    Please note that these post-injection issues are all common and should resolve themselves in the next few days or longer, as your final results will usually be seen about two weeks after your treatment. At that point in time, we can assess if you will need further treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals in our Orange County office.

    Things to avoid after Botox injections:

    • Do not touch your face for at least six hours; you can then use water and a gentle cleanser.
    • Do not put pressure on the treated area by sleeping on your face or performing any exercises by putting your face below your heart.
    • Do not use a steam room or sauna for at least two weeks.
    • Do not engage in vigorous physical activity for 12 hours.
    • Do not use AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil-based make-up for 3 days.
    • Do not wash your face with hot water for 3 days. 
    • Do not exfoliate your incision site for 5 days.
    • Do not consume alcohol, coffee, or fish oil for 2 days.

    What to take for pain relief:

    • We recommend Tylenol (Acetaminophen) for any discomfort; avoid Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the first 3 days after your procedure.
    • Avoid NSAIDS and other blood thinners which can lead to increased bruising.

    What to do about bruising and swelling:

    • If you do experience bruising and swelling, which is typical, apply a cool compress or arnica gel.

    Follow-up appointment:

    • Dr. Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic & Med Spa will review the results of your Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau 2 to 4 weeks after your appointment; an earlier appointment will not enable the neurotoxin enough time to fully activate.

    Read What Our Patients Say About Botox for Men.

    “It was well worth the drive from Los Angeles to get this done! I’ll be coming back in 3 months!”
    – Rob T., Los Angeles, CA

    “We moved down to Irvine from LA and so I was looking for a new dermatologist for Botox. I usually need it pretty regularly since I have a really strong forehead. Anyways, I ended up seeing Dr. Qazi at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic. His office is super convenient and easy to park at. I ended up getting my usual dose of Botox and I also agreed to do some suggested fillers on my face for the first time. He did under my eyes, cheek and jawline and did an amazing job. Kept everything very natural looking but it just looks great. I highly recommend him.”
    – Steve L., Irvine, CA

    “I made an appointment with Dr. Qazi to smooth out the lines on my forehead and around my eyes, with Botox.
    – Qazi Clinic Patient, Irvine, CA

    “Dr. Qazi suggested to use a Botox with his Minitox Technique. It had a very natural look to it. Dr. Qazi is fairly priced and doesn’t over sell you on the product like many other doctors do.”
    – Qazi Clinic Patient, Irvine, CA

    For More Information

    If you’d like more information about Botox for men – or would like to make an appointment for consultation, please contact us today.

    By: Dr. Nadir Qazi

    Dr. Nadir Qazi is a board certified physician specializing in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and an instructor for advanced injections and laser techniques.

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