Anti-wrinkle injections: is there a difference for men and women?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a highly effective treatment and are suitable for both men and women.
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as neuromodulators or muscle relaxants, are a popular solution for those who would like to address some of the visible signs of ageing. The treatment works to relax the muscles that cause excessive skin wrinkling, and can be used in many areas of the face, including the forehead, brows, jaw and neck. The procedure itself is relatively quick and results typically last a few months. The treatment is suitable for both men and women, but there are a few key gender-specific differences that are worth considering — read on to find out more about the process, and what it involves…
Which areas are most commonly treated?
Although muscle relaxant can be used for a range of reasons — including certain medical purposes — they are most often used to address cosmetic issues that affect the face. One of the most popular sites of treatment is the forehead. The treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyes, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes.
Other areas in which anti-wrinkle injections are often used include the skin around the nose, the corners of the mouth, the brows and the chin. The treatment can also effectively be used for facial slimming by reducing muscle mass at the side of the jaw, as well as to lift the upper neck and smoothen the jaw line.
Are there gender-specific factors worth considering?
Although anti-wrinkle injections are suitable for both men and women, certain studies suggest that men generally choose to have the treatment in different areas of the face then women. Many men choose to resolve crow’s feet with cosmetic injectables, while other popular treatment areas for men include forehead lines, double chin, and the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows.
Women, on the other hand, generally have other areas of concern, while factors like differences in skin composition between the sexes may also have an effect on the type of results that can be achieved.
Do men and women require the same dosage?
Anti-wrinkle injections involve the use of naturally-occurring, purified proteins that are injected under the skin, and when it comes to the dosage that your doctor chooses to use, the amount generally varies by sex. In most cases, men need more of the anti-wrinkle formula than women in order to achieve effective results. This is because men typically have more skeletal muscle mass than women, and it takes a higher dosage to properly relax the target muscles.
Is the treatment popular for both men and women?
In the last two decades or so, anti-wrinkle injections have generally been more sought-after by women than men. In recent years, however, the treatment has become increasingly popular for both men and women and the number of men seeking anti-wrinkle injections continues to grow.
Trends in the industry also suggest that more and more younger men and women are choosing to have anti-wrinkle injections as a means to keep the visible signs of ageing at bay.
How can we help?
If you are considering a treatment of anti-wrinkle injections, we encourage you to come in and discuss your specific needs and concerns with us. We offer a comprehensive range of facial aesthetic treatments, including neuromodulators, as well as other cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers and dermal stimulators.
To see the full scope of facial aesthetic procedures that we offer, please have a look here.
We also offer a number of laser and skin treatments — to find out more about our full range of services, please have a look here.
If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch here, or alternatively call us on 02 9552 1442. We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic and guiding you through your treatment of choice.