I look like I’ve just awak­ened, thor­oughly re­freshed, from the great­est nap of my life.

Men's Health (Malaysia) - - Style & Grooming -

In my case, I ad­mit, it’s about keep­ing up ap­pear­ances. Af­ter the doc­tor fin­ishes dot­ting my face, she makes a dozen or so small in­jec­tions – each one a quick but rel­a­tively pain­less pinch. I take a ner­vous glance in the mir­ror. To my re­lief, there’s barely a drop of blood, and only a slight puffi­ness that the doc­tor as­sures me will go away within an hour.

The next morn­ing I can al­ready no­tice a dif­fer­ence. It’s not like I look 18 again – more like I’ve just awak­ened, thor­oughly re­freshed, from the great­est nap of my life.

Af­ter a few weeks, I no­tice the ar­eas around the in­jec­tion points don’t move as much when I raise my eye­brows, but I still look nat­u­ral – not frozen or numb. I’ve seen un­ex­pected ben­e­fits too, like the fact that I sweat less from my fore­head.

I can’t say for sure if I’d do it again. The cost is jar­ring – a year of univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion for a life­time of treat­ments. But I see why men do it and why more might start. In fact, a friend who’d ex­pressed sur­prise when I told him texted me later that day. Could I, he asked, share the name of my doc­tor? A syn­thetic neu­ro­toxin that blocks the re­lease of a chem­i­cal sig­nal from nerve to mus­cle, re­duc­ing mus­cle con­trac­tion 3 to 4 months From RM1,000, de­pend­ing on the amount of Bo­tox re­quired Bar­gain prices and steep on­line dis­counts, which could mean the doc lacks ex­pe­ri­ence. The re­sults will show.

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