How Botox and Fillers are Different for Men vs. Women

While women have historically dominated in use of Botox and Fillers, this has been changing rapidly over the past 5 years, with more and more men now taking advantage of these procedures.

Botox and facial fillers are the most common non-invasive procedures for both men and women. However, how many units I typically use for men is different than how many I use for women. The most common place to place the Botox for both men and women is still the glabellar area (the area between the medial eyebrows — the 11’s). Because men have larger muscles here, I will place 25 units, in this area rather than the 20 units I place for women.

Both men and women will treat the crow’s feet with Botox. While I usually place 10 units per side for women (this is only a general number, sometimes, I will place 5-12.5 units per side), I will often place 12-15 units per side for men.

The forehead is treated very differently for men versus women. Women often want a small amount placed over the lateral third of the eyebrow to try and elevate the lateral third and give them a nice arch. Men will not want this since this tends to produce a more traditionally “feminine” look. Men will typically ask for a more horizontal eyebrow, so I will avoid Botox over the eyebrow or I will put it  in equally medially and laterally above the eyebrow.

The most common place for a man to place fillers is the nasolabial fold. They will generally not request that fillers be placed along their zygomatic arch since this is a feature more commonly desired by women rather than men. In women, this will both soften their nasolabial folds and emphasize their zygomatic arch. Men will place fillers in the pre-jowl area, which help make the jowl area be much less noticeable.

Want to know more about Botox and Fillers? Please call my office at 703-406-2444 to schedule a complimentary, private consultation with me.

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