Botox Treatments on the Rise for Men and Women

Early Signs of Aging

From the time a person is born through their 20’s, and for some, even into their 30’s, their faces exhibit few if any lines. However, as time goes on, a host of factors such as age, the sun, diet, and stress can wreak havoc on the skin. This damage often first becomes apparent in the appearance of lines around the mouth, on the forehead, around the eyes, and more.

Botox Injections

Botox injection for the foreheadBotox is administered with a series of injections. The procedure is generally over quickly and is considered to be relatively painless. So quick, in fact, that some women have been known to stop in for Botox injections during their lunch breaks, it’s that fast. Although you may receive immediate gratification from your Botox injections, it is vital that you follow the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor.

More Men Getting Botox

In New Jersey, a 56-year old truck driver named John Sharman was recently featured in the press regarding his Botox use. He faced three daughters’ separate wedding over the course of seven months. According to his daughters, he only needed a little nudging to get him to agree. Even his 80-year old mother joined in and encouraged him. According to Sharman, she has always encouraged him to look good. “If you’re going to be a truck driver, be the best-looking one you can be.”

This was a matter-of-fact recourse, which may not have taken place years ago. Botox gained widespread acceptance among women some years ago but men have lagged a bit in embracing this anti-aging solution. The same trend has also been seen in men’s slower acceptance of cosmetic surgery.

Fake Botox Warning

In recent years, several victims of counterfeit or fake Botox injections have been hospitalized. One woman died after receiving cooking oil injections that were supposed to have been Botox. Injection with BotulinumToxin A injections the wrong dosage may cause respiratory distress or even death. Physicians such as Dr. Simon Ourian, Epione’s Medical Director, who treat patients with Botox on a daily basis, will respond truthfully and seriously to anyone who asks “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I were injected with fake or counterfeit Botox?” “Even though Botox injections are considered a minor procedure and the risk you’re taking seems small, injections with a counterfeit product or by an unqualified injector could alter your life forever.”

Women seem to enjoy that men are trying this out. Sharman’s daughters all thought that their dad looked great when their wedding days arrived.