Botulinum toxin is currently the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed in men, such as a Botox forehead treatment. While many men try to maintain their appearance and youthfulness with exercise, a healthy diet and skin care regimen, more men are now turning to a skin surgeon to improve their complexion and achieve certain facial aesthetic goals.

According to recent data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery, men now make up 9 to 10 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. This is a 104 percent increase from 2000, showing that an increasing number of male dermatology patients seeking cosmetic procedures.

Since glowing, wrinkle-free and blemish-free skin is ideal, a Los Angeles skin clinic and skin surgeon can be excellent resources. Dr. Umar of FineTouch Dermatology notes that Botox forehead treatments are especially popular among men to smooth their glabellar frown lines between the eyebrows to eliminate the look of being constantly angry or tired.


More than 385,000 botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport) treatments were performed on men last year in the United States, an increase of 310 percent since 2000. Though the overall percentage of men undergoing treatment is relatively small compared with women, wrinkles fillers treatments continue to increase in popularity among men.

Innovations in dermatology also offer numerous options for surgical and nonsurgical treatments, including Botox forehead treatments. Botox injections are used as a wrinkles fillers treatment that counteract wrinkles with the temporary inability of muscle contraction. It blocks nerve cells from releasing acetylcholine, which triggers the muscles. The overlying skin thus remains crease free and appears smooth.

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Dr. U’s Botox forehead treatments with wrinkles fillers help the glabellar muscles to stay relaxed and subdue over-expressions that cause deep wrinkles.*


The area of the face between the eyebrows and right above the eyes is known as the glabella. The muscles are usually engaged during anger, concentration and squinting. Usually a smooth surface, glabellar frown lines appear as vertical creases if the skin becomes too elastic. They result from the corrugator muscles between the brows contracting inward, along with the procerus muscle contracting down toward the nose. Dr. U’s Botox forehead treatments with wrinkles fillers help the glabellar muscles to stay relaxed and subdue over-expressions that cause deep wrinkles.

Studies have also shown that men often require more units of onabotulinumtoxinA than women when treating the glabella. A 2005 study by Alstair and Jean Carruthers revealed that 40-, 60- and 80 unit doses were consistently more effective than the 20 unit dose was in reducing glabellar lines. Men may often require 20 to 60 units in the superficial corrugator and procerus muscles, compared with 20 to 30 units of onabotulinumtoxinA in the same muscles in women for the forehead region. While this is not problem, it’s just important that men note the difference in potential unit requirements in Botox forehead treatments and Botox eyebrow lifts.

Dr. U also notes that most men do not want raised or arched brow. When addressing wrinkles in the forehead region, Dr. U typically does an injection about 1 centimenter above the lateral brow to maintain brow position and avoid overarching.

A skin surgeon such as Dr. U addresses an array of skin conditions in men, such as acne, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and facial symmetry. To understand the dynamics of proper skin care and options for surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic improvement, schedule an appointment with Dr. U.