In recent years, Botox® has gained popularity with men, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reporting a 337% increase in roughly the last 2 decades. Dr. Steinbrech specializes in working with male clients. At his NYC practice, he and his expert team of medical professionals can address each patient’s unique goals to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.

What is Botox?

Botox® (or Botulinum toxin type A) is a neuromodulator injectable that works by stopping specific muscles in the face that produce wrinkles and frown lines. Since becoming the first and only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily reduce fine lines and wrinkles in 2002, Botox® has offered something that, throughout history, people have longed for a young, vibrant face. Its popularity in the 21st century is a testament to its effectiveness and no required downtime or scarring. Botox® has been used safely for over a decade and its results have been proven in the treatment of:

  • Vertical frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Forehead creases
  • Expression improvement
  • Chronic migraine

Botox for men

How Does Botox Work?

While some injectables work by pushing the wrinkles out, Botox® targets areas with small doses that stop the muscle from causing fine lines or wrinkles. Essentially weakening the muscle or in some cases, blocking a nerve, Botox® can begin to work within just 24 to 48 hours. After the first week, the muscles and nerves responsible for the wrinkles stop completely. The injection can be painlessly administered right in the office in just 10 minutes. Its effects can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months depending on the severity of the patient’s frown lines and wrinkles. Many patients believe they need to wait until they’re older to start using Botox. However, evidence suggests that the earlier a patient begins in their adult life, the better the results.

Botox Cost in NYC

In New York City, Botox injections are increasingly sought after by men for their ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the forehead and eyes. The cost per unit of Botox can vary significantly, costing from $20 to $35 per unit. For a single treatment area, such as the forehead or crow’s feet, the total cost typically average in the middle of $500 and $650. Factors influencing pricing may include the expertise of the administering practitioner, the location of the clinic, and the desired dosage for optimal results. Additionally, the number of units required varies depending on the individual’s muscle strength and the severity of the wrinkles being addressed. It’s important to work with the best Botox injector for men when scheduling an appointment.

Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?

Typically seen as a treatment for women, Botox® has become increasingly popular with men whose goals are to counteract signs of aging. Botox® for men in NYC has particularly seen an uptick over the last decade. The best candidates are adult men in good health who have moderate to severe facial wrinkles in the forehead, eyebrow, and mouth areas. Botox® is particularly ideal for patients who prefer minimally invasive procedures.

Can Botox Help with Sweating?

Botox injections are FDA-approved for managing hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating, which affects both men and women. Through its targeted action on sweat glands in the skin, Botox effectively blocks their function, leading to a reduction in sweat production and restoring a more typical, dry appearance. Typically administered during a simple outpatient clinic visit, Botox treatment requires no extensive recovery period or specialized post-care. Patients can resume their regular activities immediately following the procedure. This minimally invasive approach provides a practical solution for individuals seeking relief from excessive sweating.

Botox Recovery Time

The appointment takes around 10 to 15 minutes. Patients can resume their day just 2 to 3 hours after a Botox® injection. It’s advised that, to keep the desired effect, patients repeat injections as needed every 4 to 6 months.

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Dr-Douglas-SteinbrechDouglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in male aesthetics. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Learn More seals


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