BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows, talk to your doctor about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
- 6% of total BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are performed on males (313,714 procedures)
- BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular minimally invasive physician administered aesthetic procedure for males (314,000 procedures)
Meet Andrew, 44, salesman, athlete and loyal patient. Find out why he gets treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What made you consider talking to your doctor?
I had this horrible frown line, it was right here [pointing between eyebrows], and I couldn’t stand it and didn’t know how to get rid of it. You’re not very approachable when you have a big frown line that doesn’t go away.
What were your expectations about treatment?
I really didn’t know what to expect because I really hadn’t had anything done to my face, and my concerns were:
- How does it work?
- How long does it last?
- How much does it cost?
- Am I going to have down time?
- Will I not be able to work for a few days?
I didn’t know what to expect. So I’d gone in to the doctor and I had a real good doctor who explained it start to finish exactly how it works and what the results are going to be, and it’s typically only about a 10 to 15 minutes start to finish once you’re in the doctor’s office.
The first treatment I was very nervous because I don’t like needles and I don’t know many people that do, so I was concerned that it might hurt and it might hurt for an extended period of time with the injection, which it didn’t, it was actually very quick, and it felt kind of like somebody pinching you on the arm and the pinch itself didn’t last very long. Because I had the right education coming in I didn’t know what to expect, but then again you don’t know until it’s done.
How important was finding the right doctor?
It was very important to find the right doctor because then I have a lot of confidence in the doctor and that way going into it I’m not as nervous, and I know exactly what to expect from start to finish. So in my case, I did find the right doctor and everything the doctor had told me was right on the number as far as the application process, how long it was going to last, and the cost.
Were you concerned about having a “frozen face”?
Yeah in my work again, which is sales, you have to have expression. I can’t have a plastic look, but I didn’t get it with Botox Cosmetic.
Was treatment painful?
The first time I got treated, I wasn’t sure what to expect especially with the pain and I don’t like needles, and I don’t like pain I don’t know anyone that does. I was surprised it was like a pinch, and it didn’t last very long that’s the thing is the injection itself it doesn’t take much time for the injection. So the pinch doesn’t last very long. The pain really was very minimal.
Was there any downtime? Did people notice?
Actually, I went right back to work, even after the injections because that wore off for me in maybe 15–20 minutes like to where you couldn’t see it. I noticed it, but nobody else would notice it.
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