‘Effective non-invasive treatment by the ultimate practitioner!’
Here at The Grooming Guide, we may spend more time than the average guy in front of the mirror… Lately we hate to admit it but we have noticed the odd line creeping around our eyes and forehead. True, lotions and potions sometimes help even out lines and creases, but having to re-apply daily can be a drag. That’s why we turned to Dr Roberto Viel, half of an Italian twin duo, who run a highly successful Aesthetic Surgery in the Harley Street district. With more than 20 years of experience, they are are renowned for the introduction of many of the latest, in-demand plastic surgery procedures on offer. Dr Viel tells us that despite the emergence of these new procedures, Botox is by far still the most popular aesthetic treatment for lines and wrinkles to date.
Men like treatments that get results so it’s easy to see why Botox is no longer surrounded by an air of negativity, an increasing number of men are seeing it as a great anti-ageing option. An appointment with Dr Viel involves several injections of Botulinum toxin, a purified protein which acts to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, and around the eye area. When we smile or frown, Dr Viel explains, this is due to nerve signals between the brain and muscles which cause them to contort. What the Botulinum toxin does, is essentially put these muscles to sleep. This can help us break the habit of frowning, which should should in turn prevent the lines from getting worse. Whats more, whilst these muscles are ‘asleep’, the frown lines are relaxed and so are visibly reduced. Dr Viel highlights the fact that Botox is not just a problem-treatment, but is also a preventative, meaning that more and more men in their late twenties-early thirties are getting it done as a means to prevent any deep lines forming.
Although the results are marked, they do not last forever. One treatment will leave you blissfully line-free for several months, however for permanent results, you will need several treatments. With the amount of patients steadily increasing each year at his clinic, Dr Viel promises that once you’ve tried it, you will be back for more.
Additional Research: E. Tewkesbury
Tester: Nick Cox, Editor of The Grooming Guide
Verdict: ‘Best of Brotox’
Price: One Area from: £325, Two Areas from: £430
Available: London Center for Aesthetic Surgery, 15 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QQ
1. Dr Roberto Viel
2. London Center for Aesthetic Surgery logo
3. Dr Roberto Viel & Dr Maurizio Viel
4. Man getting Botox
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