Brotox: Botox for Men

Brotox Botox for Men


Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among both men and women.

A common misconception about Botox is that it’s a treatment only for women, but more and more men are taking part in the procedure each year and are enjoying the results from it.

Referred to as “Brotox”, Botox for Men is a popular, nonsurgical treatment used to reduce or eliminate the lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes.

Why are men getting Brotox?

Men get Brotox to soften and remove wrinkles, crowsfeet and 11 lines between the eyes for a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

The frown lines or furrowing on the brow area that men develop can sometimes come across as a resting angry or negative emotion that is unintended.

In today’s day and age, men are seeking quick and easy solutions to improve their appearance in order to stay competitive in the workplace, improve personal and professional relationships, or to just appear more desirable in general.

Brotox treatments are used to alleviate this negative-looking temperament in men while also enhancing the facial structure and masculine appearance.

Along with being minimally-invasive nature, the attraction to Brotox is also due to how quickly it is performed and the minimal to no down time afterwards.

Brotox for men infographic

Which areas of the face does Brotox treat?

Men can get treated with Botox on the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, or eyebrows.

How does Brotox work?

Brotox injections work by relaxing the muscles by blocking the nerve endings that are responsible for static and dynamic lines or wrinkles involved in facial expression.

The procedure involves a small needle that feels like a pinch at most.

The treatment only takes about 20 minutes, so men can get the treatment on a lunch break and return to work immediately after with little to no discomfort.

The results of the treatment can be seen within two to seven days following the procedure.

Male patients have reported a high satisfaction with their treatment.

It’s effective, predictable, and lasts for three to four months on average.

Botox is also FDA-approved and has been around for over 20 years.

Botox for Men at Healthy Solutions Medspa:

Botox for Men vs. Botox for Women explained:

The difference in Botox between men and women is essentially the dosing, facial structure and overall desired appearance.

Men typically require a higher dosage due to a higher muscle mass compared to women.

Depending on what the patient is looking for, Botox can be used for both masculine- and feminine-looking appearances, which is why men and women can enjoy and benefit from the effects no matter how subtle they are.

Learn more about Botox and other medical spa treatments we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa here.

If you are searching for a Medical Spa near me and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 332-5567.

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What Is Your Body Mass Index (BMI)?


What Is Your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

What Is Your BMI?

BMI was first introduced in 1830-1850 by a Belgium astronomer.

The modern term “Body Mass Index” (BMI) for the ratio of human body weight to squared height.

It was coined in a paper published in the July 1972 edition of the Journal of Chronic Diseases by Ancel Keys.

BMI is universally expressed in kg/m2, resulting from mass in kilograms and height in meters.

Why Calculate BMI?

A person’s BMI can be used as a screening tool for weight issues.

However, it is not indicative of a person’s overall health.

BMI is used as a general rule to determine if an adult patient is underweight, normal, overweight, obese or morbidly obese.

BMI Ranges:

Underweight: Less than 18.5 BMI

Normal: Between 18.5 and 25 BMI

Overweight: Between 25 and 30 BMI

Obese: Between 30 and 35 BMI

Morbidly Obese: Over 35 BMI

So What Is Your BMI? Calculate your BMI With Our BMI Calculator:



BMI Table For Adults:

BMI Table

For Children ages 2-20, BMI is used differently as a comparison with other children of the same age.

Children below 5 percent BMI are considered underweight and obese if they are above 95 percent BMI compared to other children their age.

BMI roughly correlates to increasing heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic diseases.

There is some debate about BMI and it’s use and accuracy.


Can BMI be misleading?

BMI can be misleading in those patients with larger than average muscle mass and higher than average fat mass.

An example where BMI does not correlate with health status would be a body builder with low body fat that may screen with an obese BMI.

Another example would be a middle aged female with normal BMI may actually have very high body fat percentage and low muscle mass (aka- skinny fat).

The important factors that make up weight are muscle and fat.

Definitions of ‘overweight’ based on body fat percentages use a male threshold of 25% body fat and female of 33%.

Studies show that BMI may average a 2-point discrepancy when analyzing bod fat percentage.


BMI for Women vs. Men

Women vs Men BMI

Women carry more body fat then men typically.

There is debate whether there would be different overweight cut off values for men and women.

However, men usually carry more muscle which weighs more.

Knowing these variables using body composition will help shed more light on a patient’s true health status and help health care providers better direct patients on their health risks and nutrition and exercise goals.

BMI is a quick screening tool that can help establish some risks but ultimately each individual patient should be assessed based on their actual body fat percentage.

Written by Dr. Michael Luciano

Dr. Michael Luciano Bucks County, PA

If you are located near Doylestown, Warrington, or Newtown, PA or the surrounding cities and are interested in learning more about your BMI or need help losing weight, schedule a medical weight loss appointment with Dr. Luciano.

There are more accurate tools that Dr. Luciano utilizes in his practice such as the Metabolic Test and the Body Composition Test.

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Do I Have A Slow Metabolism?


One of the most common explanations for my patients who struggle with weight loss is my metabolism has slowed down.

Or my thyroid is to blame.

Could this be true?

It is possible but usually not the case.

The way to find out the answers to these questions is quite simple by getting a metabolism test.

What Is A Metabolism Test?

A metabolism test is done by breathing into a device called an indirect calorimeter.

Metabolic Test

The important number to calculate is called your resting metabolic rate.

The resting metabolic rate is the amount of calories your body will expend just to keep you alive.

This number is unique to you based upon the oxygen you expend on a daily basis in a resting state.

The test only takes 10 minutes.

The patient breathes into a tube connected to the device.

Each breath, inhaled and exhaled is analyzed and the final result in computed.

Metabolic Test Results

Metabolic Test Results

Based on your resting metabolic rate number, we can compare you to others your age as well as predict the calories burned while your perform daily activities and exercise.

It is usually surprising to most patients to realize in fact their metabolism is not slow and often times even fast.

This is usually the case for patients who are overweight which is upwards of 70 percent of Americans.

The reason for this is simple. Your body needs to work harder at higher weights to keep you alive.

This hard work translates to burning more calories which explains a higher metabolic rate.

This number called resting energy expenditure is not a variable that can be immediately increased.

However, the number of calories expended with exercise and daily activities can.

This is the key to long term success.

Eating the correct number of calories per day to satisfy your bodies basic energy requirements without going over is the answer to lose weight.

Creating an energy deficit by burning calories through daily activities such as walking, taking the stairs, increasing our steps, household chores, and exercising will get you to your goal weight quicker.

What If I Find Out My Metabolism Is Slow?

There are cases where the metabolism can be slower then normal and we can account to look further into why through lab testing to see if there is a thyroid or metabolic condition present.

Most of the time labs will come back normal.

In this case, we will need to adjust our calories appropriately and work on a long term plan for building a healthier metabolism through a nutrition and exercise program to burn fat and build lean muscle mass.

Finally, consistency is the key to all this for sustainable results.

Your metabolism will likely change over time, and especially with a change in weight.

Measuring this through indirect calorimetry will give you the insight to fuel the body properly, a process we like to call eating to your metabolism.

Written by Dr. Michael Luciano

Dr. Michael Luciano Bucks County, PA


Are you interested in testing your metabolism or medical weight loss? If you live near the surrounding cities of Doylestown, Warrington, Newtown, and Warminster, schedule your appointment with Dr. Luciano  online or by calling us at (267) 332-5567.


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New Year Beauty Resolution: Clear + Beautiful Skin

New Year Beauty Resolution: Clear + Beautiful Skin

The new year has officially started, and that means new resolutions!

One of the most common goals we’ve already seen for 2020 is clear, youthful and radiant skin.

There have been countless different beauty and skincare trends in the last decade, and we should definitely be leaving some of them there.

From charcoal and red-light masks to CBD and elaborate 15-step routines, we’ve learned that not everything will work on everyone’s skin (or anybody’s for that matter), and a lot of it can be a waste of money and energy.

New Year Resolution Clear & Beautiful Skin

That being said, it’s time to leave all of that in 2019.

It’s a new year, and we’re basically living in the future: technology changes everything in our lives, no less our skincare.

So, isn’t it about time we have a solution for our beauty goals that doesn’t require an endless period of trial-and-error with skincare products, needles or surgery?

2020 has entered the chat, and she says yes!

One of the most innovative procedures to come our way is called Clear + Brilliant.

Essentially, the treatment improves the signs and effects that time and environment can have on your skin, while also preventing visible signs of aging.

Let’s face it: our skin changes over time. Fine lines, enlarged pores and uneven tone and texture can be inevitable, especially as we age.

Even if you take good care of your skin with a consistent, preventative routine with top-notch products, unfortunately nobody can look like they’re in their 20s forever.

Luckily, we’ve discovered and proven new ways to fix what we don’t like and also prevent them from coming.

Clear + Brilliant could be the answer to your New Year’s resolution, but you probably have some questions:

What is Clear + Brilliant and what does it do?

The Clear + Brilliant treatment is a gentle laser procedure that helps to better overall complexion by improving skin tone, texture, uneven pigmentation and the appearance of fine lines and pores, while also treating and preventing signs of aging.

Using fractional laser technology, the treatment works by targeting the upper layers of the skin and replacing damaged cells with healthy tissue.

This essentially triggers the skin’s natural healing process, leaving you with younger looking, radiant skin.

The procedure does not require any surgery or injections, and is 100% non-invasive.

Clear and Brilliant Laser

What should I expect?

A typical Clear + Brilliant treatment begins with a consultation with a licensed professional to establish that the treatment is right for you and your skin concerns.

Before the treatment, your licensed professional may apply a numbing cream to your face to eliminate any possibility of discomfort.

The procedure then consists of guiding a laser hand piece across the skin and target areas, and takes about 20-30 minutes from start to finish.

You will see both immediate and progressive results over the course of a week or two.

Is Clear + Brilliant painful?

The treatment is non-invasive, quick and gentle. Patients have reported that the procedure is minimally painful, with a slightly hot and/or prickly feeling that is easily alleviated by applying ice to the skin.

At most, minor swelling or redness may occur for a few hours following the treatment.

How much does Clear + Brilliant laser treatment cost?

The average cost of a single Clear + Brilliant treatment is around $450, but can vary depending on location, provider and prior state of your skin.

Is Clear + Brilliant worth it?

A high majority of patients say that Clear + Brilliant is worth it due to the results, minimal pain, quickness and downtime of the procedure as compared to other laser treatments.

Patients report that after just one treatment they noticed softer, younger looking skin, improved tone and a radiant glow, and no need to take time off from work.

Clear + Brilliant Before and After:

clear and brilliant before and after

How often should I get the Clear + Brilliant treatment?

Results can most likely be seen after just one session, however 4-6 treatments are recommended in order to notice visible improvements and achieve the look that you want. It is also recommended to separate each treatment by a month for best results, depending on your skin condition and care regimen.

Can I exercise after my Clear + Brilliant treatment?

A light walk is OK following treatment; however, it would be best to avoid strenuous exercise as is it recommended to avoid perspiring and sweating for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Additionally, you should avoid any sun exposure due to heightened sensitivity.

What is the downtime for Clear + Brilliant?

There is little to no downtime for the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment.

Patients are able to get the procedure while on lunch break on a work day and return back looking and feeling normal.

At most, some slight redness or heat may occur on the face immediately after the procedure, but can be alleviated with ice or a cold pack.

The aftercare is simple, and your doctor may advise using gentle and minimal products on your face while avoiding sunlight.


Achieve your New Year’s resolution of finally having the radiant complexion you’ve always dreamed of without surgery, needles or wasting money on trendy products that don’t show results.

If you are searching for Clear + Brilliant treatment near me and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online or by contacting our office at (267) 332-5567.

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The Coolest Way To Get Rid of Unwanted Body Fat With Coolsculpting


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In a world of hot yoga, Whole30, Ultimate Crossfit, and no added sugar allowed, how is it we still have fat on our bodies?

Truth be told, no matter how much junk you cut from your diet or how may hours you spend at the gym certain fat cells just won’t budge.

That doesn’t mean you should cancel your annual membership to Orangetheory.

It suggests you are like millions of people who face a similar struggle: persistent fat bulges. At times it can feel like a losing battle, but there is a solution called coolsculpting that freezes the fat away.

Thanks to Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, the geniuses behind Cryolipolysis, we can now have our cake and eat it too!


Coolsculpting is the coolest-most innovative non-surgical fat reduction treatment and alternative to Liposuction.

It is not intended as an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative, but it does permanently freeze away stubborn fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise such as the abdomen, legs, arms, back, chin and chest.

This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges without needles, cutting, stitching, anesthesia, or recovery time. It is safe, FDA-cleared, effective and virtually painless.

The concept that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind Cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the coolsculpting procedure is based.

CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die.

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Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

The results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.

Keep in mind, your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

The results should remain stable long-term as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Both Liposuction and CoolSculpting eliminate fat cells permanently, but coolsculpting requires no medical preparation, surgery, medications prior to treatment or health risks.

Patients who undergo CoolSculpting treatment often spend procedure time watching Netflix, reading, checking emails, or just relaxing.

During the procedure, a gel pad and applicator is applied to the targeted area.

The vacuum applicator draws the tissue into the cooling cup for controlled cooling to the targeted fat. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure.

Treatment time is 35 minutes, depending on your needs. There is no bruising, health risks or downtime for recovery associated with CoolSculpting and no need to take days off of work.


With Liposuction, you would need to take several days off from work and from daily activities to recover, as it is an invasive surgical procedure that does require cutting, stitching, and sedation with general anesthesia.

There is also a preparation period that may include medication along with a medical evaluation and lab tests prior to surgery.

The Liposuction process involves a plastic surgeon making a small incision and using a long, narrow suction tool called a cannula to vacuum fat out of a specific area of your body.

The surgery can take several hours with multiple days of recovery time and skin bruising for up to two weeks.


Liposuction involves risks such as bleeding and a possible reaction to anesthesia.

Other complications specific to Liposuction include contour irregularities in which your skin might appear bumpy or withered due to uneven fat removal.

There is also a chance of permanent damage to the skin caused by the thin tube used during the Liposuction procedure resulting in a spotted appearance.

In some cases, fluid accumulation can occur and might need to be drained with a needle. Patients may experience temporary numbness throughout areas of the body.


More severe and rare cases associated with Liposuction surgery include fat embolism in which pieces of loosened fat break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain.

A fat embolism is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening.

Kidney and heart problems are also a concern as shifts in fluid levels while fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause severe kidney and heart problems.


If you generally like your shape, but you want to get rid of a persistent fat bulge like annoying love handles without surgery or downtime for recovery, Coolsculpting is your best option.

For 6 years in a row, Coolscultping won New Beauty magazine best non-surgical fat reduction treatment.

It is a safe and convenient alternative to Liposuction with more than 7 million Coolsculpting treatments performed worldwide.


If you are searching for Coolsculpting near me, call (267) 332-5567 today to set up your consultation or take our quiz to see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting.

During your consultation, we will assess your area of concern and create a custom treatment plan that will give you the best results.

We are proud to announce our office won the “Best Weight Loss Center in Bucks County” by the Intelligencer 2018, and we specialize in medical weight loss and body contouring.

Dr. Michael Luciano is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and helps patients lose weight and reach their body goals.


Our Medical spa is conveniently located in Ivyland, PA near the surrounding cities of Newtown, Willow Grove, Dresher, Warrington, Chalfont, Warminster, Jamison, Warwick, Doylestown, and in Montgomery County and Bucks County.


Be sure to ask about our Coolsculpting specials. And, you can use and earn Brilliant Distinctions loyalty points for your Coolsculpting treatment.

Not a Brilliant Distinctions member? We can sign you up and have you start earning BD points to start saving on your Coolsculpting treatments.