Brotox- Botox Treatment for Men

cmf-botox-before-and-afterWomen have long been held to a higher aging standard than men, but it appears as though that gap may be closing. According to a new study, the number of American men getting Botox injections—which relax the facial muscles to minimize lines and wrinkles—has skyrocketed 258 percent over the past decade!

It’s true guys, men are going to lengths once believed only reserved for women to try and gain an edge. Skin care, grooming, and cosmetics have all seen a significant shift towards a male audience, but now it’s going a step further with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, specifically Botox for men. With a recent boom, Botox, or even now referred to as “Brotox”, is becoming a go-to treatment for men of all ages. (Botox is approved for the use on individuals between the ages 18-65).

If you choose to opt for this treatment, you can expect a very simple procedure. First, our physician will instructs you to scowl, squint, and scrunch up your face to determine the most suitable place to inject Botox. This treatment is quick, relatively painless and can be completed in about 15 minutes with no downtime afterwards. Coming over on your lunch break? Not to worry, those little red dots that appear immediately after will likely be gone by the time you get back to work. The onset of this treatment will begin to work within 5-7 days, typically seeing full results at the two week mark. Effects of Botox can be expected to last between 3-4 months. simon-cowell-botox

It’s also important to note, Botox has been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with Botox were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated. Trust us, you’re not alone! Known not only for his abrupt behavior, Simon Cowell is also known for his use of Botox on a regular basis. Watch this hilarious video of Simon Cowell and Morgan Piers discussing Botox.

When it comes to the fine lines and wrinkles that come along with aging, more men than ever are opting for Botox injections for men. Will you give it a shot? Book your consultation with our physician today to find out if this procedure is right for you!

To learn more about how Botox works, click here. 

Will Botox Between the Eyebrows Cause Bunny Lines?

507430-448893You may have read in celebrity gossip magazines that visible “bunny lines” (the lines that form below the inside of the eyes and near the top of the nose) are tell-tale signs of Botox between the eyebrows (good example is Nicole Kidman) but is this really true?

Luckily, the horizontal nasal lines, as seen in the picture of Nicole Kidman, are not automatically caused by Botox injected between the eyebrows. One reason this happens is that men and women who receive Botox injections in the frown lines between the eyebrows (or around crow’s feet) are forced to use other muscles to make facial expressions. This can result in more use of nasal muscles in order to smile so the increased stress on the facial tissue simply moves to another region and causes new wrinkles to appear.

However sometimes lines on the nose are already there but when the areas surrounding them become smoother and less noticeable we have a heightened awareness of other areas we may not have noticed before. Many people contract the muscles of the nose as part of regular facial expressions, smiling or squinting–it is not a telltale sign of Botox.

Bunny lines sound cute, but the name is the only good thing about them. Most of the time, they are created by hyperactivity of the nasalis muscles when smiling or laughing.  They get the name “bunny lines” because they are formed by twitching the muscles of the nose.   These wrinkles may be vertical, horizontal or form diagonally but they appear in the same place on either side of the nose.

Before and After Botox for Bunny Lines

The good news is that bunny lines are easy to treat – using Botox!  Just a small amount of this neuro-toxin will help to relax the nasal muscles existing lines as well as stop new creases from occurring.  Bunny lines are often very small and shallow so only a small bit of Botox is needed.

As with all of our medical procedures, they are physician administered by our physician who consistently supplies beautiful, natural looking results! Contact us to book your appointment today!

Botox, Dysport, and Fillers: What You Can Expect

Many of us have heard of Botox and dermal fillers but the question now is what can you expect from each of these procedures? How long until you see results and how long will these effects last? Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers have the ability to provide quick and effective results. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic in Ottawa we offer simple, non-surgical solutions for facial wrinkles and lines.

Botox/ Dysport


Botox and Dysport can be done in a few short minutes and offers no down time. Tiny red dots will appear with minimal to no swelling for up to a half an hour after your appointment. Most patients will see the results of their injections begin to work between 5-7 days of having them done and continue to improve until approximately two weeks. Effect will gradually wear off over the next 3-4 months. Once the effects begin, the areas treated, i.e. the frown lines, crow’s feet etc., will appear more relaxed and in fact the whole face starts to benefit as patients take on a less stressed and more rested appearance. It’s subtle but noticeable – people will think you look “better” but they’re not sure why.


Immediately After Filler

When performed properly, patients receive instant gratification with fillers. Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area around the injection site giving your face a more youthful appearance. They can be done within half an hour, and also offer minimal down time. You’ll be asked to come in half an hour prior to your appointment to have the area being treated frozen with a topical cream. Fillers are temporary, meaning they will degrade or be absorbed over time. Most hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have compositions that offer results ranging between six to ten months depending on the product and where it is used.

As with any cosmetic procedure be sure to listen and trust your doctor’s advice. Here at Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, our physician offers honest and accurate advice. She can best advise what product will work for you at the time of your appointment. Contact us today!

Using Botox to Make Eyebrows Symmetrical

Eyebrow Symmetry

Botox is well known for reducing wrinkles and reinventing the aging face, but did you know Botox has the ability to correct uneven eyebrows? Symmetry is considered one of the greatest  assets in an attractive appearance and unfortunately eyebrows are one of the easiest  asymmetrical features to notice.

Before the Botox brow lift became available, men and women were subject to costly, invasive surgery with a lengthy recovery time. This quick, affordable procedure can be done in less than half an hour with absolutely no recovery time. You can even go back to work after having this procedure done!

Botox is used to lift the brows to sit higher or used to lower the brow to sit evenly across from the other. There are two types of muscles in our face, the agonist and the antagonist. The antagonist muscles have a downward pull while the agonist muscles have an upward pull. During your consultation with our physician she will decide what muscles the Botox will be injected into to create the desired look.

The cost of this procedure will be based on the amount of Botox used which will vary from person to person. The quantity of units used will depend on the amount of correction that is needed. The effects of Botox will last approximately 3-4 months.

The key factor in a successful Botox lift for your eyebrows is to seek out a provider that has thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and understands the actions of facial expression. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic you can be confident in the abilities of our physician who offers honest and accurate advice. Call now to book your appointment!

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