Botox for Men

Botox is popular, and men are catching on! In the past, Botox was considered a little taboo, even for women. Today, many men are uncomfortable admitting they get skin care treatments. Others, however, proudly endorse Botox for men! Who are these men who fearlessly walk into dermatology practices across the country in search of anti-aging and “beauty” treatments? What is behind this new BROtox trend?

Botox for Men in Indianapolis

While men tend to wait longer than women to seek professional skin treatments for anti-aging and rejuvenation, Botox for men is increasingly popular. As it turns out, men are just as concerned about their appearance as women are.

Shocking? Of course not.

Like women, men get frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. And while men’s faces age a little differently than women’s and require a different method of Botox injection, Botox for men is safe and effective.

More Men Are Trying Botox Than Ever Before

Botox Cosmetic was first FDA-approved in 2002; it has more than 10 FDA-approved uses for both cosmetic and medical applications. This track record appeals to men who are ready to look younger and more energetic.

While it took men much longer to embrace Botox, their numbers are rapidly increasing. According to a survey of aesthetic surgeons, about 20 percent of their clients are men, which is an increase over the last few years. Botox for men accounts for approximately 10 percent of all cosmetic procedures among physicians surveyed.

Why Men are Trying Botox

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Like women, men have seen the benefits that looking younger has for career prospects. Dating also plays a role in the decision to try Botox for men. Many men just want to look as good as their significant others who have already been getting Botox for years. Men and women have also seen natural-looking results, realizing that Botox in the hands of the best dermatologists won’t make you look “frozen.”

Special Considerations for Male Botox Patients

While Botox is safe and effective for men and women and results can look natural and youthful, men require a different approach than women. For example, male skin is thicker and tougher than female skin. Male facial anatomy is also different than female facial anatomy. The facial shape must be preserved, so Botox application is different for men and women. To ensure the best results, it’s crucial to see a dermatologic surgeon who is experienced in treating male and female patients. Dermatologic surgeons are experts in both skin and facial anatomy, making them uniquely qualified to administer Botox for men and women.

Popular Botox Treatment Areas for Men

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While very common among women, preventive Botox for men is not as popular; men are most often concerned with reversing the signs of aging. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, men most often request Botox for:

  • Crow’s Feet: fine lines that emerge from the outer corners of the eyes
  • Forehead Lines: horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Frown Lines: vertical lines between the eyebrows, also called the 11s.

There are other uses for Botox that men will often request, but these are the most popular. If you have neck or facial aging that concerns you, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll go over your needs, medical history, and determine which treatment(s) will be best for your needs and goals.

BROtox for Crow’s Feet

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*Individual results will vary from person to person.

While some men enjoy their crow’s feet because they feel they look more “distinguished,” others aren’t fans of this look. Then there are men who like a little bit of “wisdom” around the eyes but don’t like it when the lines get too long.

While results will vary from patient to patient, Botox works very well for crow’s feet in men and women. A little goes a long way; for some patients, Dysport may be more effective in this treatment area. Dysport is a popular Botox alternative that behaves a little differently than Botox. Ask your dermatologist if Dysport may be a good option for you.

BROtox for Forehead Lines

Treating forehead lines requires an expert touch because men who have horizontal forehead wrinkles may also have low-positioned eyebrows. This means that relaxing the muscles surrounding the eyebrows may relax the lines and wrinkles further. At the LASSI, we are aware of this occurrence and will take steps to avoid it if your face is aging this way. Again, we must stress this again, it’s crucial that you see a dermatologic surgeon who understands the differences between male and female facial anatomy.

Your face won’t freeze; your forehead muscles that create these horizontal expression lines will relax. This minimizes the appearance of the lines and slows their progression over time. You will still be able to express yourself and raise your eyebrows.

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BROtox for Frown Lines

If you have especially stubborn frown lines that have formed between your eyebrows, Botox can help. Botox alternatives Dysport and Xeomin can also work in this area. Your dermatologic surgeon will work with you to decide which of these wrinkle relaxers is right for you.

Frown lines are a particularly popular treatment area for men. Frown lines tend to make us look perpetually angry. By softening these lines, your entire face can look more relaxed and friendly.

Botox for Men with Teeth Grinding/Bruxism

In addition to its cosmetic benefits, Botox can be used to treat teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Bruxism is problematic because it causes jaw pain, headaches, and tooth damage. Botox can treat it by relaxing the muscles in the jaw. However, Botox can also soften a square, masculine-looking jawline, giving it a more feminine appearance.

To avoid any unwanted results, be sure to seek treatment in a dermatology practice. For Botox to affect the look of your jaw, fairly substantial dosages are required. Therefore, it’s important to see a dermatologic surgeon who has experience with Botox-based treatments for teeth grinding. It’s also important to note that this use for Botox is off-label, meaning that while most physicians consider it safe and effective, it has not been cleared by the FDA for this use.

Botox for Men with Hyperhidrosis/Excessive Sweating

Men most often seek Botox for the first time because they hear it’s effective for sweat reduction. If you have hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes you to sweat too much, Botox is an FDA-cleared option. If you’ve tried prescription strength antiperspirants that haven’t worked for you, Botox is a safe, effective solution trusted by men and women across the country.

Botox for Men with Migraines

Migraine headaches are intense, and many patients don’t find relief with traditional prescriptions. Botox is FDA-approved to treat and prevent migraine headaches in patients who have tried everything else without much relief. The requirements to qualify for Botox to treat migraines is specific, so it’s important to do your research and discuss this as an option with your primary care physician.

Botox for Men FAQ

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For men seeking more information about Botox, we recommend visiting our Botox Cosmetic page to learn more. We answer many of the common questions about Botox. However, if you have specific questions relating to Botox for men, we recommend calling our practice to speak with a staff member. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how Botox can help you with your unique goals. In the meantime, here are some common questions men have about Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments.

Will Botox make me look more feminine?

In the wrong hands, Botox can make a male patient look more feminine and botched results are a real possibility. It’s important to do your research and determine which dermatologists are the best Botox injectors in your area. By choosing a dermatologic surgeon, you ensure you’re in the hands of a physician, surgeon, and skin aging expert. In the hands of a dermatologic surgeon who has experience treating men with Botox injections, you will have amazing results while retaining your masculine features.

Will Botox freeze my face?

A tool in the hands of an inexperienced person will yield poor results. Is it the tool’s fault? No. By giving that tool to a more experienced dermatologist, you improve the results. It’s true of the tools in your toolbox and a syringe of Botox. Choose an experienced dermatologic surgeon who understands male facial anatomy and won’t over-inject. You may also be interested in reading our article about Botox Myths Debunked.

What should I expect during my Botox treatment?

We use a very fine gauge needle to inject Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Most patients report a small pinch with each injection. However, if you prefer to receive some numbing, we can provide you with ice to numb the area prior to your treatment.

During the Botox treatment, your dermatologic surgeon will perform a series of injections. Each injection will insert a small amount of Botox precisely into the muscle. Injection points are determined by the treatment area and your desired results. If this is your first Botox treatment, your dermatologist may inject less than what you will ultimately need to make sure they don’t over-inject. When you return for a follow-up appointment, your dermatologist will evaluate your results and add more Botox, if necessary.

How long will my Botox last? Is it different for men and women?

Botox results typically last 3-4 months, but this depends on your metabolism. Patients with a higher metabolism tend to see that their Botox results don’t last as long. If you weren’t injected with enough Botox, your results may not last as long. It is important to discuss expectations for your needs with your dermatologist.

Will I require more Botox units than a female patient would?

The required amount of Botox varies from patient to patient. Units are determined by your treatment area, how much aging has taken place, and your desired results. Don’t judge your needs against someone else’s needs; you are a unique patient with individual goals.

Do you have another question relating to Botox for men? Call the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana to speak with our staff and schedule a consultation today.

Try Botox for Men in Indianapolis at the LASSI

Society and cultural norms are always evolving. In the professional world as well as in many metropolitan areas, men are becoming more interested in looking younger and healthier. This means that many of them are embracing the use of Botox. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we’ll use the latest Botox techniques to help you keep your youthful appearance. Our founder, Dr. C. William Hanke, MD, FACP, is a world-renowned expert in the field of dermatology. He is the first physician in the country to be awarded the triple professorship. He has lectured and performed live surgery in several countries around the world, and he was named a Top Doc by U.S News and World Report and Indianapolis Monthly. Contact us at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana to schedule an appointment for a consultation today. The best Botox in Indianapolis is accessible to you.

What to Look for in Botox Before and After Photos

Millions of men and women receive Botox Cosmetic treatments each year, and countless aesthetic medical practices offer this service. It’s difficult to determine which practices will give the best results, so it’s important to do your homework. This includes looking at the physicians’ board certifications, licensing, educational background, and experience. However, Botox before and after photos are probably the easiest and fastest way to determine if a physician can give you natural-looking, beautiful results.

What to Look for in Botox Before and After Photos

You’ve likely seen Botox before and after photos on the official Botox Cosmetic website. The question isn’t “Does Botox work?” Rather, the question is, “Can this doctor give me good results using Botox?”  The tool is only as good as the physician who uses it. You’ve seen great Botox results and horrible Botox results. How do you avoid the horrible Botox results? Choose a physician who is:

  • a board-certified dermatologic surgeon
  • has years of experience administering Botox to patients
  • has plenty of Botox before and after photos to show you during your consultation

When examining before and after photos, you want to be able to ask your dermatologic surgeon questions about the results. You should be able to see a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles, but the results should look totally natural.

What Can I Expect From My Botox Before and After Photos?

Botox results vary from person to person. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Botox is a prescription product and a medical treatment. Botox isn’t for everyone and no two people will have identical results. That being said, your dermatologic surgeon can give you an idea of what kind of results you can expect to see based on your needs, expectations, and the amount of Botox used during treatment.

If you want to really see your results, we highly recommend consenting to taking before and after photos. Much of the time, as the results gradually appear over several days and up to 2 weeks, patients don’t notice their results as dramatically. Having before and after photos helps you see just how much of a difference the treatment made. It also prevents you from going too far with treatments or seeking out unrealistic expectations that lead to poor results.

Can I Trust Botox Before and After Photos I Find Online?

botox before and after photosIn the beauty industry, we have all gotten used to edited photos that are not a true representation of expected results. However, when you work with a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, the FDA and medical ethics ensure that you see and receive real, accurate depictions of results. If you’re working with a board-certified dermatologic surgeon in good standing who has an excellent reputation, you can rest assured that their Botox before and after photos depict real patient results.

If you don’t see a lot of Botox before and after photos on a provider’s website, don’t assume they don’t have the experience or results to show you. Many patients have approved their photos for use inside of the practice but haven’t given permission for publication in marketing materials. Your dermatologic surgeon likely has a large collection of Botox before and after photos to show you once you arrive for your consultation. While it would be nice to see more photos before that first appointment, feel comfortable and confident knowing that your doctor values patient privacy.

What About Dysport and Xeomin?

Botox isn’t the only wrinkle relaxer out there. Dysport is a popular Botox alternative that is also FDA-approved. While Dysport is similar to Botox in many ways, it has important differences that would make it a better treatment for some patients. Xeomin is another Botox alternative which operates a little differently than Dysport and Botox. None of these wrinkle relaxers is inherently better than the others; however, your dermatologic surgeon may find that one of these lesser known botulinum toxin wrinkle relaxers would be better for your unique needs.

Why Choose the LASSI for Botox in Indianapolis?

Our founder and medical director Dr. C. William Hanke is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon who has been injecting Botox Cosmetic for over 15 years. Additionally, he has been an investigator in clinical trials for Botox and Xeomin. While other Botox clinics will delegate Botox injections to nurses, Dr. Hanke personally treats each Botox patient himself. That’s part of the LASSI difference.

Schedule Your Botox Consultation Today

Are you ready to see what Botox can do for you? Let us help you with your own Botox before and after! Schedule a consultation with the LASSI today. We look forward to helping you look more youthful.

Botox Myths

Botox Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction in Cosmetic Anti-Aging

“You’ll get botulism.” “Your face will freeze.” “You’ll look so unnatural.” Do these statements sound familiar? If you’ve considered trying Botox, chances are you’ve heard or read statements similar to these. You want to look younger, but the fear of botched results in the media makes you reluctant to try Botox. But is everything you’re hearing really the truth, or are they just Botox myths? Let’s set the story straight and learn what information is true and what’s false when it comes to Botox.

Botox Myths: How the Media Fuels Misinformation

The media is largely responsible for spreading Botox myths. A juicy headline about how a celebrity got a botched Botox treatment is great click-bait, and who hasn’t laughed at the way Botox is portrayed in movies and television? If you’ve watched Tim Allen’s comedic portrayal of Botox gone wrong in “Christmas with the Kranks” or laughed at “Scrubs” while watching Jordan try to make facial expressions with a “frozen” face, you’ve likely noticed a pattern in how the entertainment industry fuels Botox myths.

Based on news reports and representations in TV and film, it seems the media would like you to believe that negative results from Botox are the norm. The inability to control your facial muscles, having a stiff frozen face and being unable to express emotion are common themes. While these portrayals are amusing, the publicity surrounding them only focuses on what can go wrong after receiving Botox rather than how the treatment can deliver impressive results when performed by a qualified physician.

How Botched Botox Leads to Widely Believed Botox Myths

If you research the most common causes of undesirable Botox results, you’ll come across one major, common theme: botched results are typically caused by providers who are poorly trained, unlicensed, or otherwise unqualified to perform the procedure. It’s important to keep in mind that Botox is a medical procedure, so it must be performed by a qualified physician who has extensive experience and training in cosmetic injectables. Only then can you be assured of excellent results.

Questions to Ask Your Botox Provider

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How can you find a physician with the necessary qualifications and training? When researching Botox providers, consider the following:

  • Does the provider have training in facial anatomy?
  • Is he/she trained, licensed, and board-certified in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, or similar specialties?
  • How many years of experience do they have?
  • Do they offer Botox before and after photos of patients that have been treated with Botox in their own practice?
  • Are they using name-brand Botox in the original vial and packaging?
  • Are they able to answer your questions about Botox and offer information on the procedure, including the most common side effects?

Top Botox Myths Debunked

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Is Botox painful? Will my face look “frozen?” Is Botox only for women? Is the procedure unsafe? We’ve all heard these Botox myths over the years, and in short, the answer to all of these questions is no. Learn to separate fact from fiction as we explore some of the top Botox myths.

MYTH: Botox only works to correct the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
FACT: While it’s no secret that Botox is considered the gold standard for cosmetic anti-aging treatments, you might be surprised to learn that Botox was originally used to treat medical conditions. In fact, Botox first received FDA approval in 1989 for the treatment of two common eye disorders: strabismus and blepharospasm. Since then, Botox has been approved for other alternative uses including the treatment of excessive sweating, chronic migraines, overactive bladder, and cervical dystonia.

MYTH: The effects of Botox are permanent.
FACT: A common misconception of Botox is that the results are permanent, but it’s important to understand that it’s only a temporary treatment. Results typically last for 3-4 months.

MYTH: Botox injections are painful.
FACT: Anytime people think of needles, they think of pain. However, you can take comfort in knowing that Botox is injected into your skin using a very fine needle, and most patients report feeling nothing more than a slight pinch during treatment. If needed, your dermatologic surgeon can apply ice or a topical anesthetic to ensure total comfort during treatment.

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MYTH: Botox will make your face look frozen and expressionless.
FACT: If you watch reality TV or flip through an entertainment magazine, you will no doubt be reminded of the number of celebrities who look strange or unnatural. Although the media would like you to believe that this frozen appearance is the norm, it’s simply not true. Like any cosmetic treatment, the quality of the results you receive from Botox depend on the training and licensing of your provider. If you’re concerned about looking unnatural or overdone, finding a qualified and experienced provider, such as a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, who works in a reputable location is the only way to ensure that you get the natural results you’re looking for.

MYTH: Only women get Botox.
FACT: Based on the entertainment industry and information you receive from health and beauty magazines, it would seem that Botox is intended only for women. Looking at statistics, however, you’ll see that both men and women take advantage of the benefits that Botox provides. In fact, research has shown that nearly 1 in 10 people receiving Botox are men. Many male celebrities have also “come out” as using Botox, including Denzel Washington and Patrick Dempsey.

MYTH: The results achieved from Botox are noticeable immediately.
FACT: Instantaneous smoothing of lines and wrinkles would certainly enhance the appeal of Botox, but this is just another common misconception. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the nerves controlling muscle movement, but this doesn’t happen right away. You won’t have to wait too long before you notice results, though. In general, most patients see a noticeable reduction in lines and wrinkles in just 3-7 days.

MYTH: Botox injections are too time-consuming.
FACT: No matter how busy your schedule, Botox can be administered efficiently and in a timely manner. Total treatment time takes about 10 minutes, and since there is no downtime with Botox, you can immediately resume your everyday activities.

MYTH: Since Botox contains a toxin, it is not a safe procedure.
FACT: We’ve saved the most popular of the many Botox myths out there for last. In 2002, the FDA determined that Botox was a safe and effective treatment for cosmetic anti-aging. Following FDA approval, all products continue to be monitored for safety. While it’s true that Botox contains the active ingredient botulinum toxin, it’s considered a safe treatment option that has a very low rate of serious side effects when performed by a board-certified dermatologic surgeon. In short, you don’t have to worry about contracting botulism while getting Botox injections from a reputable physician.

Get the Best Botox Results With Board-Certified Dermatologic Surgeons

With some of the most common Botox myths debunked, you might be ready to learn more about how you can benefit from the anti-aging results Botox delivers. Dr. C. William Hanke of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is a leader in the field and can apply his knowledge and skill to give you the information and results you’re looking for. He has been a clinical investigator in a number of Botox clinical research trials. Since Dr. Hanke is consistently listed as a Top Doc in the U.S. News and World Report and featured in Best Doctors in America, you can feel comfortable knowing that you’ll receive quality treatment without the worry of botched results. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

Eye Rejuvenation Options in Indianapolis

Non-Surgical Eye Rejuvenation With Botox and Restylane

It can be so frustrating to see your eyes looking old and droopy. If you feel you appear tired or angry all the time, you’ve likely hunted high and low for the best eye creams money can buy only to find that they don’t work. You may even have considered a blepharoplasty, or eyelift surgery, but are concerned about the downtime associated with cosmetic surgery. Rest assured, you are not out of options. Here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer a wide-range of non-surgical eye rejuvenation treatment options, the most popular of which are injectable wrinkle relaxers and cosmetic fillers.

Botox for Crow’s Feet

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

Botox, which has been used as a wrinkle relaxing injectable since 2002, received additional FDA-approval for crow’s feet in 2013. When injected into the upper face, Botox relaxes the underlying muscles responsible for the formation and deepening of lines and wrinkles. When administered by a board-certified dermatologic surgeon into the crow’s feet area, the existing lines soften over a few days and results last up to four months. We also recommend including a retinol to improve and help maintain your results.

Restylane for Under-Eye Bags

In addition to treating your crow’s feet with Botox, you may also want to take care of those under-eye bags. Let’s face it, all the cucumber slices in the world can only help so much. While under eye creams containing caffeine can provide a temporary solution to puffiness and dark circles, a more dramatic and long-term solution is Restylane. Restylane is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler that helps smooth the under eye area, providing non-surgical eye rejuvenation that lasts up to 12 months.

Are there other options for non-surgical eye rejuvenation?

If you aren’t a good candidate for cosmetic injectables, there are other options for reducing the appearance of aged eyes. Laser treatments, microneedling, and some topical skin care products are good alternatives to injectables. While they won’t provide the same results, many patients do see improvement with crow’s feet, puffiness, and discoloration around the eyes. The best way to find out which options are right for you is to have a consultation with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon in our dermatology practice located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Looking for Non-Surgical Eye Rejuvenation in Indianapolis?

Are you ready to look younger? Turn to the dermatology and anti-aging experts in our Indianapolis dermatology practice. Dr. C. William Hanke of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is a top dermatologic surgeon in Indiana. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America as well as America’s Top Docs. In addition to providing general and cosmetic dermatology treatments, Dr. Hanke trains other physicians in proper injection techniques and participated in the clinical trials for Botox prior to its FDA approval as a cosmetic anti-aging treatment.

Contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Hanke. We look forward to helping you with your non-surgical eye rejuvenation and other anti-aging and skin care needs.

Is Botox Safe?

“Is Botox Safe?” FDA Approved Cosmetic & Medical Applications for the Drug the Media Loves to Hate

From celebrities to stay-at-home moms, people all over the country use Botox to look years younger. Although you likely know the benefits of Botox, you might still be asking yourself, “Is Botox safe?” It’s hard to ignore media stories showcasing botched Botox results, but it’s important to understand that these cases are rare and often related to poorly trained providers, often non-physicians.

Is Botox Safe? What We Know About Botched Botox Results

When you come across the story of someone who experienced botched Botox results, it’s natural to ask, “Is Botox safe?” If you look closer at these cases, however, you’ll discover that it wasn’t the Botox that caused the botched results but an improperly trained provider. When you receive Botox from a physician with specialized training and experience, such as a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, the procedure is safe and provides patients with excellent cosmetic results.

FDA-Approved Uses for Botox

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Botox Cosmetic

Approved for use by the FDA in 2002, Botox Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that temporarily reduces the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Botox Cosmetic injections contain small amounts of a purified form of botulinum toxin, which works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. During treatment, your dermatologic surgeon uses a fine needle to inject Botox directly into the muscles. Within 24 to 48 hours, you can expect a noticeable reduction in lines and wrinkles.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

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In addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face, Botox also works to control excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis. While it’s normal to sweat when you get too warm, or even if you’re nervous, patients with hyperhidrosis sweat even when the body doesn’t need to cool down. Dr. Hanke was the clinical investigator for Botox prior to FDA approval for hyperhidrosis.

During treatment, your physician uses a fine needle to make a series of injections. Within five days, most patients enjoy a noticeable reduction in sweating. Results typically last six months or more. Is Botox safe for hyperhidrosis? Is it really safe to reduce sweating? Patients have little to no discomfort during treatment, and their ability to cool off naturally when necessary is not hindered.

Other FDA-Approved Medical Uses for Botox

Is Botox safe? Ten FDA approvals and counting shows that it is. Consider these medical applications for Botox:

  1. In 2013, the FDA approved Botox to treat overactive bladder. Treatment consists of injecting Botox into the bladder muscle. With treatment, bladder muscles relax, increase storage capacity, and reduce incontinence and urgency.
  2. The FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2013. With treatment every 12 weeks, Botox can prevent up to nine migraine days a month.
  3. In 1989, the FDA approved Botox for people suffering from strabismus and blepharospasm. Botox works by reducing muscle activity, helping the eyes properly align while controlling excessive eyelid twitching.
  4. In 2000, Botox was FDA approved for cervical dystonia, a condition that causes the muscles in the neck to spasm or tighten involuntarily. With Botox, patients can control muscle tension, reduce stiffness and improve head posture.

Is Botox Safe for You?

While Botox is considered safe for most patients, some people aren’t good candidates. This includes people who are allergic to any Botox ingredients or have had a reaction to botulinum toxin injectables. However, this is very rare. During your consultation, we will go over your medical history to ensure that you’re a good candidate prior to treatment.

Is Botox the Aspirin or Antibiotic of Our Time?

Due to its range of possible treatments, many physicians and medical researchers are hailing Botox as the new miracle drug of our time. Uses for Botox are still being investigated by researchers – specifically how it can treat conditions like depression, fibromyalgia, and asthma. Gaining FDA approval takes a considerable amount of time, but it’s possible for new uses of Botox to be discovered in the future.

Safe and Effective Botox at the LASSI

The difference between safe and unsafe Botox ultimately boils down to the provider administering the treatment. Choosing a board-certified dermatologic surgeon like Dr. C. William Hanke at the LASSI will ensure that you’re in good hands. Dr. Hanke not only administers Botox to patients, he trains other physicians in proper injection techniques as well. In the skilled hands of Dr. Hanke, Botox is not only safe, it’s effective.

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Dr. Hanke administers Botox for facial anti-aging and as a treatment for hyperhidrosis. Schedule a consultation today to find out if Botox is right for you.

Crow’s Feet Treatment Options

What is the Best Crow’s Feet Treatment?

Crow’s feet, the fine lines that extend from the outer corners of the eyes toward the temples, are one of the first signs of facial aging. Often caused by squinting, crow’s feet begin to appear in our 30s. Thankfully, there are fast acting, long lasting treatments available for crow’s feet, like Botox, and preventative measures like retinol that patients in their late 20s and early 30s can try. Learn about the best crow’s feet treatment options available at the LASSI in Indianapolis.

Top 3 Crow’s Feet Treatment Options

You can slow facial aging with the right skin care products and professional treatments. But not any product or treatment will do. Learn about our top 3 crow’s feet treatment options in our Indianapolis dermatology practice.

Retinol: An anti-aging eye serum containing high-quality retinol is important to use as early as your late 20s to help prevent the onset of crow’s feet. We also recommend continuing its use as a lifelong preventative measure and crow’s feet treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes. We recommend medical-grade skin care products we have available for purchase in our practice.

Microneedling: Using a treatment process known as Collagen Induction Therapy, a skin pen with very fine needles creates micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen rebuilds the supportive scaffolding that holds the skin firm and smooth, while elastin makes the skin supple and more elastic. Coupled with high-quality topicals, microneedling treats and prevents crow’s feet. Patients begin to see long-term results after 3-6 treatments.

Botox: Botox is the gold-standard of cosmetic anti-aging, making it a top choice to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause crow’s feet. This temporarily smoothes out the appearance of crow’s feet while also helping to prevent lines from getting deeper and more pronounced over time. Results last for 3-4 months.

Which Crow’s Feet Treatment is Right For Me?

If you’re in your 20s or early 30s and/or aren’t noticing crow’s feet lines that remain after you’ve stopped squinting, we recommend using a daily retinol eye serum. If you want to reduce your chances of developing crow’s feet in your mid- to late-30s, you can begin microneedling treatments in our Indianapolis dermatology practice.

If you choose to apply retinol, make sure you’re using a high-quality sunscreen and wear UV protective eyewear. Some patients are sensitive to retinol. If you have a reaction to retinol around your eyes, discontinue use and discuss alternative skin care products and treatments that can provide crow’s feet treatment and prevention.

If you’ve started seeing crow’s feet lines that remain after you’ve stopped squinting, it’s time to also consider Botox for crow’s feet. If you’re in good health and aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox, you’re likely a good candidate for treatment. In addition to Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are great Botox alternatives that may be a better fit for some patients. Discuss your options with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke during your consultation.

Reduce the Appearance of Crow’s Feet at the LASSI in Indianapolis

Whether it’s time for the works or you just need a good recommendation for a high-quality retinol or retinol-free eye cream, schedule a consultation at one of the top Indianapolis dermatology practices with renowned dermatologist Dr. C. William Hanke and our team of skin care experts. Our team will work with you to determine the best cosmetic treatments and products for your needs while keeping your health and safety at the forefront.

In addition to offering cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic services, our dermatology practice is also home to a clinical trials facility that participated in Botox research prior to its FDA-approval for cosmetic use. Our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Hanke is also a highly respected expert in liposuction, medical dermatology, and skin cancer. You won’t find a more qualified expert in facial skin care and anti-aging than Dr. Hanke and our team of experts at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your anti-aging goals. Contact us today for your personalized consultation for crow’s feet treatment and prevention.

Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift

Turkey neck, wattle, double chin, dewlap…whatever you call it, unwanted fat and loose skin on the neck can be a pain in the…well…neck! But how can you get rid of the loose hanging skin and extra fat beneath the chin without neck lift surgery or liposuction? For years, patients’ only option was elective surgery; today, however, non-surgical turkey neck lift options are numerous, giving patients more choices in their cosmetic care.

Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift Treatments in Indianapolis

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer patients with loose skin or excess fat on the neck several non-surgical options, including cosmetic injectables and newly FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction treatments. While these treatments are non-surgical, all procedures are provided by board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. This provides patients with the best possible cosmetic results, as Dr. Hanke is an experienced liposuction surgeon and board-certified dermatologist who conducted clinical trials on a few of the treatments discussed below.

Cosmetic Injectables for Neck Rejuvenation

Botox Neck Lift: Botox is commonly used as a localized muscle relaxer, or what is commonly referred to as a wrinkle relaxer. However, Botox is also administered as an off-label solution for neck tightening. When injected into the platysmal bands of the neck, patients see a marked improvement in skin laxity and wrinkling. Results are temporary, lasting 3-4 months. However, most patients say that returning for repeat treatments is worth it to avoid turkey neck lift surgery.

Dermal Fillers for Neck Lines and Tech Neck: For patients who have tight, youthful skin in the neck, but are dealing with horizontal lines associated with tech neck, dermal fillers like Belotero Balance can help. When injected below the skin by a dermatologic surgeon, the thick gel filler plumps up the area to smooth out lines and folds, revealing a smooth, youthful neck.

Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction

Kybella Non-Surgical Double Chin Injections: Before 2015, the only solution for double chin fat was liposuction. However, after clinical trials were conducted across the United States, including here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Kybella was FDA-approved and placed on the market as a non-surgical double chin reduction treatment. After a series of 4-6 treatments provided at one-month intervals, patients see a dramatic reduction in submental fullness.

CoolMini Double Chin Reduction by CoolSculpting: Not long after Kybella received the first ever FDA-approval for non-surgical double chin reduction, CoolSculpting received FDA-clearance for their new CoolMini applicator. Using a technology known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting was already a popular choice for non-surgical body contouring to reduce fat around the midsection and thighs. With the addition of the CoolMini applicator, patients now have more choices for double chin reduction.

Seeking a Non-Surgical Turkey Neck Lift in Indianapolis?

Whether you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to correct loose skin, lines, and wrinkles, or just want to eliminate your double chin, there are a variety of turkey neck lift options available here at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. With options such as Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, and CoolSculpting, patients can work with Dr. Hanke to determine the best non-surgical turkey neck lift options for them. Contact us for a consultation and start on the path toward a more youthful neck.

Which Wrinkle Relaxer is Right For Me?

Botox, Dysport or Xeomin: Which Wrinkle Relaxer is Right For Me?

You take great care of your skin, see your dermatologist regularly, and even get facials four times each year. However, you looked in the mirror recently and noticed something was different: fine lines. Fine lines in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, to be exact. Horrified, you Googled “Botox,” and learned that it’s not the only solution for fine lines in the upper face. There are several wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments comprised of the active ingredient found in Botox known as botulinum toxin.

How do you know which wrinkle relaxer to choose? Meticulously studied FDA approved options include BOTOX,  (the first and most well-known) Dysport, and XEOMIN. To know which one is right for you, it’s best to have a consultation with Indianapolis dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. However, until you can come in for an appointment, here’s a quick primer on these effective wrinkle relaxer treatments so you can get an overview of your options.

How Does Botulinum Toxin Work as a Wrinkle Relaxer?

Fine lines form because the underlying facial muscles endure years of repetitive movements. Combined with reduced skin elasticity and decreased cellular regeneration, these movements begin to leave permanent lines in the skin. Botulinum toxin decreases the look of facial lines by blocking the body’s release of acetylcholine, a chemical-based messenger in your body that directs your muscles to contract, at the neuromuscular intersection. In layman’s terms: Botulinum toxin works as a localized muscle relaxer that will temporarily decrease muscle activity in the upper face, smoothing out the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Most Popular FDA Approved Wrinkle Relaxer Injectables

BOTOX: The Reigning Champion of Botulinum Toxin

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

BOTOX earned its reputation as the reigning champion of botulinum toxin due to its longevity in the market. The name is familiar, which will undoubtedly make you feel more comfortable using it. BOTOX has long treated the facial lines that form because of repeated muscle movement. Not only does BOTOX diminish the appearance of these lines, it also slows the formation of new ones and helps prevent existing ones from becoming more pronounced.

Dermatologic surgeons usually inject a wrinkle relaxer between your eyebrows, into the forehead and into the outer section of the eyes where crow’s feet form. Less common uses for Botox include around the mouth, in the neck area, and in the underarms to prevent excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis.

Dysport: The #1 BOTOX Alternative Treatment

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

dysport before and after photos

Individual results may vary from person to person.

FDA approved and formulated to treat fine facial lines, Dysport is the number one alternative treatment to BOTOX. Dysport is a botulinum toxin that hinders sweating and relaxes your facial muscles. The maker of Dysport modified the substance to feature fewer antibodies than BOTOX. This means that the product is designed to last longer than other botulinum toxin wrinkle relaxer injectables.

Dysport spreads out more when injected. As a result, you may require fewer injections. Additionally, the protein in the Dysport is somewhat smaller than in BOTOX. This may make it work more quickly.

XEOMIN: The Underestimated Wrinkle Relaxer

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

Like BOTOX and Dysport, XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin that temporarily diminishes moderate to severe frown lines that have developed between your eyebrows.

XEOMIN doesn’t receive the fanfare that BOTOX does, but it would seem that people are just unfamiliar with this product due to its more recent appearance on the market. Many people who have used it noted positive results. It’s also proven effective in clinical studies, some of which were conducted right here by Dr. Hanke at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana!

Why Choose the LASSI for Botulinum Toxin Treatments in Indianapolis?

By choosing the LASSI cosmetic treatment facility in Indianapolis, you are entrusting your health, safety, and aesthetic results to a first-class dermatologic treatment center. Dr. C. William Hanke, MD, FACP also participated in the clinical trials for BOTOX and XEOMIN wrinkle relaxer injectables in our accredited facility. Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, even asked Dr. Hanke and the experienced LASSI team to oversee clinical trials prior to its FDA approval. It’s safe to say that Dr. Hanke and our team at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana are among the most qualified in the state to provide you with facial rejuvenation treatments like BOTOX and other injectables.

Ready to Get Started With Wrinkle Relaxer Injectables?

Wrinkle relaxer injectables made from botulinum toxin have been used for years to help people look younger. The FDA has investigated these products thoroughly to ensure their safety and effectiveness, so you can feel comfortable embracing modern-day cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hanke and our Indianapolis dermatology team will give you the information that you need to decide between BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN. If you’re ready to reclaim your youthful appearance by getting started with wrinkle relaxing injectables, contact us today for an appointment.