Brotox: Muscle Relaxants for Men

Men are now becoming conscious about their appearance and this has led to more seeking out “Brotox”.

We know that a lot of men and women have been avoiding muscle relaxants such as Botox and Dysport in fear of not having movement (frozen, expressionless face) or other people being able to tell “they’ve had work done”.

Cosmetic nurses have been successfully treating fine lines, wrinkles and many other concerns related to aging, for years.
“Brotox”, how does it work? It works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle is unable to contract and this makes the wrinkles and lines soften and in many cases, disappear.

The treatment inclusive of a consultation will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. If you’ve had muscles relaxants with any of our nurses in the past the treatment time will be significantly less.

Immediately following the treatment your treating cosmetic nurse will advise not to rub or touch the injected area for a total of 4 hours, they may also tell you not to lie straight down.

The Botox or any muscle relaxant will generally take 7 to 14 days to kick in.
Another concern that is often brought to our attention is “How long it stay in my body, where does it go after it’s been injected?” Once the connection between the nerve and the muscle where it has been injected is blocked the “Brotox” does not remain in the body, it is cleared out.

Botox stays only where injected, it does not roam through the body but attaches to the muscles where injected. The effects of the treatment will last between 3 to 6 months, we even have patients who only require a yearly treatment.

Many of our male patients often decide to have “Brotox” due to pressures from their partner (I am speaking from experience). Following the treatment men are surprised with the amount of movement they have, yet there are no visible lines and wrinkles.

Another change that they may notice is their mood, muscles relaxants have been shown to lower feelings of depression, anxiety and irritability.

The study did note that patients did not see a significant difference in their appearance, suggesting the boost was not down to a lift in their self-confidence.

Interested in a cosmetic consultation? Want to know what to expect before you visit? Read through our consultation process HERE

For a cosmetic consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Metro: Stop – Start

You don’t have to be one of those “Metro-Sexual” types to take care of your skin and have good skin.

There are simple ways to manage your skin and a large majority of it can all start in the shower. We will guide you through to specific products for your skin type, further down.

Believe it or not the male species also has an organ called skin! It might be a little rougher and tougher but it’s still there and should be taken care of.

As mentioned above, skin is your body’s largest organ and it serves as a protective barrier between your internal organs and the rest of the world! Your skin also helps regulate the body temp and acts as a filter.

When the skin is healthy it is better able to fight the signs of aging, is quicker to heal and blocks off potential diseases better than unhealthy skin.

A properly tailored skin care regime is not just about making the skin look great, it’s about overall health. Poor skin care habits will lead to rashes, sores, acne and wrinkles, making your skin for susceptible to disease and infection.
So, what do you need to stop and start?

STOP just using anything and everything! This could be causing serious long term damage to your skin. STOP doing nothing, soap in the shower doesn’t quite cut it. START taking proper care of your skin.

This means you need to start using:
A cleanser – as you get older you may find that you are developing more blackheads, redness and random breakouts. This is due to not cleaning your skin properly. Cleanse your skin morning and night.

Moisturise – Your skin needs moisture to survive! Try not to use hot water as heat draws the moisture out of your face, opt for warm water. Apply a moisturiser twice daily, morning and night.You don’t need much!

Which of the following sound like your skin?

The no fuss guy: If you have pretty good skin but it’s time to step it up to avoid those fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging these are the products for you, click HERE 

The sensitive guy: You often see a bit of redness. Any product you apply seems to irritate the skin? These are the products for you, click HERE

The rough and tough guy: You’ve got strong skin and you’re probably more prone to black heads and dryness. Find out what you should be using HERE

Want a tailored program just for you and your skin?
Got a few problem areas you need to fix?

Book yourself in for a thorough skin consultation:
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Blade Runner: Proper Shave

Before you shave lets discuss a few things.

The final shave before your wedding day is probably one of the most important shaves you will ever have to complete.

Before we continue, if you have a beard don’t feel the need to shave! Probably not the best time to be trying out a new style.

We do have a little advice for the bearded man, make sure you have some oil and a comb with you on the day, you will be photographed all day.

You want to make sure your beard is in fine form, even if you’re not aware or ready for a photograph to be taken. Read our blog about maintaining your beard HERE

On that note let’s move on to shaving…
If you generally shave and you’re not happy with how your skin appears it’s really important to take care of your skin, it will only get worse with further irritation.

As the ladies have a hair trial, have a trial facial hair trial about 3 weeks before your wedding day. Pop on the full suit and tie and trial a clean-shaven look, a little stubble or a full 5 o’clock shadow.

Take a couple of snaps in daylight and see which look you prefer, looking in the mirror and taking pics are very different so make sure you take some happy snaps outside in daylight.

Take note of how many days it took for the perfect amount of stubble to grow.
It’s often a great idea to make time to have a professional shave. You will want to trial this process also so you can monitor and trial the growth of hair.

If you do opt to shave yourself and you are using a disposable razor, make sure it’s a fresh one each time you perform a trial shave and the final shave, that way you know you will achieve the same result each time. A disposable blade should not be used more than 5 times, at this point the blade will become blunt and cause the skin irritation.

If you generally use the same bar of soap front to back and top to bottom, then we can’t ask too much of you, we know BUT we strongly suggest you book in sometime for the Face Plus Medispa “Groom the Groom” package.

We have allocated two weeks for this program but you are only required to come in once each week. The first week, for your muscle relaxants and the second visit will be for your facial.

Your muscle relaxants don’t give you the frozen look, we promise, see before and after below

We believe that it’s imperative for men to still have movement to ensure they still appear masculine. The muscle relaxant appointment will be approximately 4 weeks out from your wedding day.

The facial appointment should be no more than a week out from your wedding date. Check out the full package HERE

For a thorough skin or cosmetic consultation call us on 02 8897 0000 or chat to us via the Facebook Chat available below.


Our day: The Grooms role

Sometimes the importance of a groom’s role in wedding planning can be overlooked.

It is easy to get caught up in catering to the bride’s desires: what is her dress going to look like? Who is in the bridal party?

Brides have often dreamed of their ‘special day’ from a young age, and while this is a wonderful time to make all of their dreams come true, it is just as important to ensure the groom is looked after during this special time as well.

Remember – they have invested their own time, financial contribution and heart into planning and delivering your special proposal – and that is not to be overlooked! It takes courage, commitment and a whole heap of love to deliver this special moment – which deserves celebration in itself.

Here are some top tips to ensure the groom is just as involved and looked after in the lead up to the special day:

Allocate tasks to the groom
It can be super easy for the bride-to-be to get carried away with wedding planning – it is their dream day after all! Before getting too far ahead, sit down with your hubby-to-be and ask him what he envisioned for your special day.

What colours did he imagine the bridesmaids wearing? What kind of music does he want playing? It is easy to assume your significant other doesn’t really care about these sorts of things, but you may be surprised!

By asking him what he envisions, you are allowing him to participate in all of the big decisions – which you can then allocate tasks to. For example, my fiancé is really passionate about photography, so he has been given the task of choosing our photographer.  Give him tasks to focus on that he will enjoy, so he doesn’t feel left out.

Ask his advice
No, you don’t have to show him a picture of your final choice of dress, but before you go looking it may be nice to ask what styles he envisioned you in. How does he like your hair?

What flowers does he like? Remember that look of love you will see at the end of the aisle – you want him to be blown away by how you look, so hearing what he has in mind is always helpful.

Remember the day is for BOTH of you
Does he like cigars or have a penchant for whiskey? While these may not be YOUR thing, remember the day is for you both. If arranging a little special bar of goodies him and his mates will enjoy will make his day that extra bit special, so be it.

Attention is most likely going to be on you for the whole day anyway, so it is important he feel just as special.

Organise some special surprises for him in the lead up to the day
Perhaps you want to thank him for just being an amazing fiancé, or show him how excited you are to be marrying him. Book him in for a massage or facial – something pampering that often gets overlooked for the groom.

Face Plus Medispa offer a range of pampering services for the man in your life – check them out HERE 

Allow him to celebrate with his mates
Accept the fact that if you are having a hens, he will most likely have a bucks. Feel free to speak with him and his friends around what you would deem appropriate, and then release control. This is one of the only nights in his life you really don’t have much of a say – so trust all will be okay (you are marrying him after all, so trust is paramount!).

Be sure to have planned your own night out that falls on the same night as the bucks, so you aren’t spending time worrying about what is happening when you’re not there. (Chances are it is tamer than what you imagine!).

If you both get a little carried away, you could both book in for a couples IV treatment following the festivities at the Face Plus Medispa, Drip & Chill area, read more HERE 

Take time away from ‘wedding planning’ to be just the two of you
Be sure not to get so caught up in the planning that you miss what makes your relationship special – date nights, nights in cuddling on the couch, and just moments not talking about the wedding are all so important.

What are ways you looked after your groom in the lead up to the big day?

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]