• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
ProTox

Nowadays, more and more people are turning towards less invasive cosmetic procedure such as Botox. With nearly zero downtime and instant results, one group of people turns to Botox too – professionals who want to hide their emotions. Politicians, lawyers, detectives, psychiatrists and even stockbrokers are now turning to Botox to keep a straight face.

Dubbed as ‘Protox’, this is recently sought by mostly professionals who want to achieve a ‘frozen face’, stopping any facial expression in order to hide any form of emotions. In recent times, doctors noticed a new wave of patients who ask for Botox to provide them minimal or reduced expression. This is particularly common for those with ‘hyper-expressive’ features who desire to look for calm or ‘professional’.

Why Professionals Get ‘Protox’

Although many people choose to get Botox as a preventative measure or to erase existing wrinkles, most of them still prefer to have as much facial movements as possible. However, certain people, especially professionals, desire a ‘frozen forehead’, literally.

There are a number of reasons why more and more professionals are turning to ProTox. Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, who usually spend time listening to their patients, often get Botox between the brows to relax the area and not appear judgmental or disapproving. Botox helps minimize their facial expressions when communicating with their patients.

Another reason for getting ProTox is for treating excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. The underarm area is commonly the popular spot but for those working in finance, politics and media, they frequently request keeping their forehead free from sweating. Sweaty forehead or brow can show that a person is nervous or anxious, and the want to hide it so as not to show nerves.

Another sign of nervousness is jaw clenching. This can easily be fixed through Botox injection on the masseter muscle. By relaxing the jaw muscle, people won’t easily notice a person is nervously tense.

Interested in ProTox?

People seeking ‘ProTox’ are cleverly realizing the power of Botox and how it can help their careers and working lives. Like actors and actresses who want to hold facial expressions, lawyers, top negotiators and even medical professionals find it useful to show a serene, calm and unreadable face in their careers.

ProTox is more about technique and methodology. Botox is a very powerful injection, however, the result will depend on the practitioner’s skills and understanding of the patient’s desire as well as their artistry and knowledge of the facial anatomy.

It is necessary for any patient to have a thorough discussion with their doctor before getting any Botox treatment to make sure they only get the best result that will suit them.