Men's Health (South Africa) - - THE EXCHANGE -

I’m think­ing about get­ting Bo­tox. What do I need to know? Michael, Joburg

Your bank bal­ance, for starters. Bo­tox in­jec­tions are ex­pen­sive and last three to five months, says Dr. Joshua Ze­ich­ner, di­rec­tor of cos­metic re­search at Mount Si­nai’s der­ma­tol­ogy de­part­ment. Plenty of guys do it, not just celebs. “I’ve been see­ing a lot of guys in fi­nance who are try­ing to stay com­pet­i­tive with younger men in the work­place,” says Dr. Ze­ich­ner. Bo­tox is a neu­ro­toxin that keeps your face mus­cles from con­strict­ing. So don’t go bar­gain hunt­ing, or you risk droopy eye­lids or a “frozen” ex­pres­sion. Find a cer­ti­fied der­ma­tol­o­gist or plas­tic sur­geon with ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing on men – oth­er­wise you could end up with an overly arched, fem­i­nine brow, which is not what you want.

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