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BOTOX® Cosmetic Goals Differ Between Men and Women

In our previous blog post, Dr. Brian Braithwaite and Dr. Lorri Cobbins discussed the rising popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments among men and the potential benefits of the procedure. In this follow-up post, they will explain why it is vital for a plastic surgeon to take into account the physiological differences between the sexes when administering the treatment.

The facial muscles of men and women differ greatly, as does the thickness of the skin. Because of this difference, many men require a higher dosage of BOTOX® Cosmetic in certain areas of the face – particularly the forehead and around the eyes. Without compensating for variations in facial muscle strength and skin thickness, our patients at The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago would not achieve the high caliber of results that they have come to expect from our plastic surgery practice.

In addition to these physiological differences, there are some standard aesthetic differences that we take into account when administering BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments for men or women. For example, women typically want more of an arch in their brow. By using a specific technique, BOTOX® Cosmetic can greatly enhance the arch of the brow, giving it a beautiful shape. However, in most cases, men do not want to pronounce the arch of their brow. Also, since most men have a lower brow than women, we use a technique that maintains their brow height and shape.

Our primary concern, regardless of the patient’s gender, is to create an aesthetic outcome that meets each individual’s cosmetic goals. During the consultation process, we take special care to ensure we understand the patient’s unique concerns and expectations, helping to ensure each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment yields satisfactory results and smoother, younger-looking skin.

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