Botox® for Men “Brotox” for Wrinkles

”Brotox – for men“ officially known as BOTOX® Cosmetic, could just be the edge that you have been missing.

There are men all around you with a big secret –– for them, it’s key to staying successful, fresh, younger looking and keeping the edge. If you are ready to lose a few years over lunch and look like you got a month’s rest…read on.
Businessman Don Pelham falls into this group. He says looking good is part of what keeps business booming. “I usually get guessed for much younger than my age,” he said. But, at 47-years old, Pelham says it’s become harder to stay fresh in his highly competitive field.

“It was like I was 26 one day, and then I woke up and I was in my 40s,” Pelham said. “Some of the things weren’t looking the same way they used to.”
To give himself a boost in the job market, Pelham turned to a popular treatment usually given to women. “Brotox, if you will, is probably where mani/pedis were 10 years ago,” Pelham said.
He had several treatments of Botox® and fillers around his face to help revitalize his look. And, he’s not alone. “brotox” business is exploding as older men turn to cosmetic procedures to help them face-off with younger competitors –– especially when hunting for new jobs.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age.
BOTOX® injections for men are a convenient way for males to enhance their appearance without undergoing surgery. BOTOX® is now used regularly on people of all professions.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it’s a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. You can even do it on your lunch break.

Botox® for Men (Brotox) Before and After Photos

Ideal candidates for treatment are men who wish to see an improvement in their facial lines and wrinkles, but do not wish to commit to a facial surgery. These are men who are in good health and who are beginning to notice wrinkles and lines around the eyes, between the brows, or the forehead. For men who want to look younger and more vital, the procedure represents one of the quickest, least invasive cosmetic procedures available. Most male patients who undergo BOTOX® treatment are in their 30s or older and are interested in minimizing or preventing early signs of aging.
You can trust Dr. Merey for effective, state-of-the-art Botox® in West Palm Beach.

Not All Botox® is Created Equal.
Unfortunately, Botox® at one practice may not be exactly what you get at another….. Not all Botox® is Created Equal! Botox® has no downtime as opposed to other wrinkle reducing methods. Also, following treatment there is little to no pain or discomfort. Results can be seen after only one session. Here is some information that we believe you can use to help guide yourself through the Botox® confusion that exist today in the market.

Clostridium Botulinum toxin type A is supplied in a manufacturers vial containing 100 units of vacuum-dried neurotoxin powder complex. A practitioner can not inject a powdered substance through a syringe so in order to be able to inject these active units of Botox®, saline must be added to get BOTOX® in “liquid form.” This process enables the Botox® to be extracted from the vial into the syringe and then injected.
There are 100 units of Botox® in every vial. As you can see in Table A (see below), the more saline (in mL) that is added to the Botox® vile, the less active units that will be present in each 1/10 mL extracted into the syringe. Some may refer to this is as the dilution process, but it is actually called “reconstitution”. So now while each practice received the same product from the manufacturer, when they reconstitute it to make it possible to inject, they can add saline at the recommended standard or they can add more saline than recommended. Unfortunately, over diluted BOTOX® is an epidemic in South Florida.
With this in mind, you should be cautious and only deal with a facility that you trust. Everyone pays the same price to get the product from the vendor (Allergan). So how can prices vary so much? That’s where the “reconstitution” question becomes very important. Below, Diagram A illustrates the recommended starting doses of the frequently injected areas.

You may think you are getting a “good dose” of Botox® because the practitioner is injecting a large amount, but don’t confuse the units of saline with the units of actual Botox. In other words you may get a large syringe and only have received half or less of the amount of Botox® units you need. Most Cosmetic Centers that inject properly charge from $13.00 to $17.00 per unit of Botox® or $250-300 per area treated.
We constantly hear from new patients that Botox® treatments from other centers did not seem to work well and they believe the product does not work. Then after receiving Botox® at our office they are amazed at the difference proper dilution and technique make.
Diluent (saline) added to Botox vial
(0.9% sodium chloride injection) Resulting dose/
Units per 0.1 (1/10) mL
1.0 mL 10.0 U
2.0 mL 5.0 U
2.5 mL 4.0 U*
4.0 mL 2.5 U
8.0 mL 1.25 U
Recommendations for Reconstitution and Handling*
So if a center dilutes their Botox® with 8.0mL of saline you would only receive 1.25 units of Botox® per 0.1 mL injected vs. the proper dose of 4.0 units per 0.1 mL injected. In other words you’re receiving mostly saline. Now you know why some centers price their Botox® so low and why all Botox® injections are not created equal.