Strove & Tested: BOTOX for Men
At FBH, we all care about fashion and we all guardianship about our appearance. Today, it is important for men to look and feel cloth both inside and out, especially with the popularity and pressure from the milieu and fashion world, where you’re every action can be posted, blogged or Instagramed.
My untimely articles before have talked about the growing acceptance and acceptance of ´male cosmetic surgery.´
This summer, which earmarks ofs now a distant memory thanks to the longer nights and colder ages, I was invited to test a variety of male beauty samples for the armoury, and give my opinion on them. Now comes my turn to try and test a cosmetic treatment, so here departs.
Having been involved in the fashion industry from the age of nineteen, where I bring about my feet as a model, I have always been conscious of my illusion and how I present myself. Even models of all ages, all sexes (and all levels of glory) suffer from occasional insecurity glitches (Jon Kortajarena for archetype, who smokes heavily and fears yellow nicotine stained teeth.) In my ´adolescent days´ I used to hop out bed and into the shower. My beauty regime those eras was pretty much body wash, shampoo, moisturiser and trifle wax. However, with the increase in my years, came an increase in my cosmetics and period for ´preening.´
I am in my mid-thirties, and thankfully people still compliment me on the way I look and the way I get-up. It can take me anything up to an hour to prepare myself in the morning before skedaddle the house (thankfully, that includes eating breakfast.) And, although people I answer and greet are always positive and complimentary towards me, I was never honestly happy with. My personal appearance. Specifically some vertical figures running across my forehead, and what I considered to be a pair of Giant vertical lines running beneath my eyebrows (apparently I was the however one who noticed these.)
I often wondered how much more aplomb I would have with these lines removed (and, absolutely even if people would notice….) So, I set about doing a close case study exclusively for FBH. The project? My skin.
Nu Cosmetic Clinic
Nu Cosmetic Clinic within the province of cosmetic surgery is certainly one of the industry leaders. Specialising in a multitude of sweeping treatments for both female and male. They can provide treatments for facing, body and hair that can allow you to create or amend what temperament took away (or never gave you.) A range of full treatments can be develop here .
Nu Cosmetic has thirteen clinics located all over the UK clinics and I was invited to chaperone a consultation with Pankaj Kishore at the Liverpool clinic in the North West of England.
On the Thursday afternoon, drawing the clinic I was somewhat apprehensive in case I ended up with ´Dr Spok´ (I had assisted this before, where the male’s eyebrows were dramatically annulled along with the forehead) or ´Duck face´ (where the treatment was so precarious it affected the overall appearance of my face.) Regardless, I made my way down the de luxe conurbation of Liverpool´s Rodney Street to the clinic which was nestled in a divided off street position.
After introducing myself at the reception desk, I was invited to sit in the hang about room, where a plethora of ´before and after´ stories were advertised along with an wanted list of remediation’s and possibilities.
I was invited to my consultation by a smartly accoutred Pankaj Kishore, who welcomed me to the clinic showing me some of the stirring treatment areas, on my way upstairs. Even now I struggle to remember what the intends of these rooms were; I do remember minor operating and laser treatment areas. To me it was corresponding to a set of Gattaca, just as fully equipped, just as impressive.
It was in the on the sly consultation room upstairs that I started to get nervous. Pankaj hearkened attentively as I described my problem, immediately put me at ease. Having worked in the cosmetic enterprise for several years, commenced by giving me a background into his lore and training within the Nu Cosmetic Clinic Group along with a commentary of the services and products they offer as a business service. Of ambit, with me always being one to ask questions, Pankaj told me in all directions the most popular female treatments (breast enhancements) and settle treatments (lipo-sculpture and hair regeneration) Cosmetic surgery, although produce in popularity still only presents a ratio of 1:3 for men to chick.
¨If I had to give an example of a male, it would be Tom Cruise. He has certainly had inflame done, but to a very discreet level and a very high column. This to me, is what male cosmetic surgery should be suggest.´ – Pankaj Kishore
Enough of the procrastination and questioning from me. Now draw nighed the time for the treatment.
I was led into a tall brightly lit treatment dwelling which had a bed in the middle. A nurse introduced herself to me (I will cry her Cathy). She sat me down at the desk, where I was invited to fill out a crammed history of my medical details (a standard practice really, agents relating to allergies, medications and illnesses.)
Cathy then restore b persuaded out a ´face map´ and confirmed my fears about my ´lines.´ apparently I had specialties (or wrinkles) after all.
´The occipitofrontalis muscles produce the transverse ways across the width of the forehead, and the corrugator supercilii muscles offer vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows above the nose´ – Cathy
I had the ´normal´ type of middle aged male skin. The lines on my forehead (accepted across and down) were usual and could easily be handling of with Botox or Allegran Vistabel to give it the clinic´s crown.
Next step, after I had been checked and diagnosed by Cathy was to bring off the procedure. My main concern here was seeing the needles, as I comprise somewhat of a phobia. (Ask my dentist, he´ll confirm this.) After deterging my face with an antibacterial wash, Cathy asked me to exaggeratedly glare my forehead and eyes several times so she could pin point the conduit areas to target the Botox into (which she marked with a miserly pen). Then came the next step. My eyes were closed for the injections (I had a look at the needle after, and it was unequivocally small with a very fine needle.) I had a series of 4-6 injections between the eyes and then the forehead close took around 6-8. To ´balance´ the effects of the Botox, the eye area was done, again with 4-6 injections. This may have all the hallmarks a lot, but small doses are used over a larger area to allow a much more uniform result Cathy advised me. Also it got arithmetical. If you are lifting the skin in some directions, then you have to be all annulus uniform and lift it in every direction. The treatment around my vigils would not only counteract any ageing, but help to ´balance´ the total effect of the treatment. She was also quick to highlight that this prototype of localised treatment can avoid the skin being over tightened or the forehead and eyebrows being excessively lifted, which was my predominating concern.
After my final injection, I was asked to remain on the bed for particular minutes. I initially presumed this would be to recover. But I can say the assuredly of treatment was not as painful as I had anticipated. Some brief localised piercing was felt, ultimately I was having a cosmetic treatment undertaken, which wish give me a confidence boost.
Some standard doe´s and don’ts like try not to lie chambers for several hours after the treatment, and avoid flying on the anyhow day, meant that my skin had an excellent chance of attaining the upshot promised.
I concluded my treatment and thanked Cathy, then went next door to Pankaj to research my findings. ´It was not a traumatic as I had imagined. Cathy explained the whole strategy, which I was not expecting.´ I exclaimed to Pankaj. ´We are not that type of clinic´ he mentioned, informing me of the code of ethics that Nu Cosmetic Clinic Place undertakes. ´Sometimes people call us the day before to book in at once for surgery, which we refuse. We always speak to the client to transfer them full information and alternatives to their requests.´ The exacting age criteria for surgery, as well as the types of treatment they on the other hand offer mean that the clinic work with the shopper and medical watchdogs to provide an ethical and regulated service.
Drawing a host of model, media and celebrity clients from the North West of England and beyond, Pankaj reaffirmed his request that all work however major or minor is discussed in particular and carried out to the highest quality. I therefore had no need to be concerned with the ´Spok´ or ´Bob´ face I was originally apprehensive about acquiring.
So what are my mentations on Botox? Well, have a look at the after picture. Some of my girlfriends still ´cannot see any difference´ while some now ´actually can, as I look younger.´ I do, certainly perceive more confident for sure. I am delighted with the result and the ritual. Cathy advised me to follow up the treatment every 3-4 months which I contemplate to under the competent hand of Pankaj.
Male cosmetic advantage is a certainty today, but like me just make sure you opt a company who care as much about their appearance as they do round yours.
Thank you to Rory Lewis Photographer for the before and after conceptions.