Lichen Planus

Jun 15, 2022 | Conditions

What is Lichen Planus?

Lichen planus (LIE-kun PLAY-nus) is a condition that can cause swelling and irritation in the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. On the skin, lichen planus usually appears as purplish, itchy, flat bumps that develop over several weeks. In the mouth, vagina and other areas covered by a mucous membrane, lichen planus forms lacy white patches, sometimes with painful sores.

Common Causes of Lichen Planus

Lichen planus occurs when your immune system attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes. It’s not clear why this abnormal immune response happens. The condition isn’t contagious.

Lichen planus can be triggered by:

  • Hepatitis C infection
  • Flu vaccine
  • Certain pigments, chemicals and metals
  • Pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others)
  • Certain medications for heart disease, high blood pressure or arthritis

How to Treat Lichen Planus

Medications and other treatments might help relieve itching, ease pain and promote healing. Therapy can be challenging. Talk with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits against possible side effects of treatment.

  • Corticosteroids
  • Oral anti-infections drugs
  • Immune response medicines
  • Antihistamines
  • Light Therapy
  • Retinoids

Women aren’t the only ones who can benefit from Botox injections; men too can look young thanks to this anti-aging treatment! More men are turning to Botox to smooth wrinkles, rejuvenate their skin, and enhance their overall look.

This Father’s Day, why not treat yourself or the special dad in your life to the benefits of Botox?

To offer more insight into the world of men’s botox, we will be sharing the most popular places that men opt to get Botox and the benefits it offers:

  1. Forehead Lines

The forehead is one of the most noticeable areas where wrinkles can form due to facial expressions and aging.With Men’s Botox, horizontal lines on the forehead are effectively reduced, giving the face a smoother and more relaxed appearance. The treatment is often chosen by men who wish to look refreshed and reduce signs of aging and stress. 

  1. Frown Lines (Glabellar Lines)

Frown lines, or the “11s” between the eyebrows, can make men look angry or stressed even when they’re not. Men’s Botox injections in this area can soften these lines, resulting in a more approachable and calm appearance.

  1. Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet, the fine lines that appear at the corners of the eyes, are another common concern. These lines are often caused by smiling, squinting, and sun exposure. Botox can effectively minimize these wrinkles, providing a youthful and rejuvenated look around the eyes. Men appreciate how this subtle change can enhance their overall facial appearance. 

  1. Neck Bands

Aging can also affect the neck, leading to the development of vertical neck bands or platysmal bands. Botox injections in this area can relax the muscles, reducing the appearance of these bands and giving the neck a smoother and more youthful look. This treatment is ideal for men who want to address signs of aging beyond their face. 

  1. Jawline and Chin

Botox can also be used to contour the jawline and reduce the appearance of a prominent or square jaw. This is achieved by relaxing the masseter muscles, which can create a more refined and slimmer jawline. Additionally, Botox can smooth out dimpling in the chin, providing a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing profile. 

Benefits of Men’s Botox

Botox offers numerous benefits for men looking to enhance their appearance: 

  1. Youthful Look: Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, helping men look younger and more vibrant. 
  2. Boosted Confidence: A refreshed appearance can enhance self-esteem and confidence in personal and professional settings. 
  3. Non-Invasive: Botox is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime, making it convenient for busy schedules. 
  4. Quick Results: Improvements can be seen within a few days, with full results developing over a couple of weeks. 
  5. Preventative Care: Regular Botox treatments can prevent the formation of deeper wrinkles over time, maintaining a youthful appearance. 

This Father’s Day, why not treat yourself or the special dad in your life to the gift of confidence and rejuvenation with Botox treatments? At Stratica Dermatology, we understand the importance of looking and feeling your best at every age. That’s why we’re thrilled to celebrate Father’s Day with this exclusive “Bro-tox” promotion! 

For a limited time only, from now until June 30th, 2024, male-identifying clients can take advantage of our special savings on Botox treatments. Get Botox for just $8/unit and discover how this simple yet effective procedure can turn back the clock and restore a youthful, vibrant appearance. 

Botox isn’t just for women – men everywhere are embracing the benefits of this revolutionary treatment. Whether you want to smooth forehead lines, soften frown lines, or rejuvenate your overall look, Botox can help inject some swagger back into dad’s step. 

Schedule your Botox appointment today with Stratica Dermatology in Edmonton, and celebrate Father’s Day with a refreshed and revitalized appearance. Give yourself or the dad in your life the gift of youthful, radiant skin with Stratica Dermatology’s Father’s Day Brotox promotion! 

Let’s turn back the clock! Contact us now to book your consultation and take advantage of the Brotox Father’s Day special. Book your consultation here.  



The Brotox Special promotion offers a special rate on Botox treatments for men, available exclusively for male-identifying clients, in honour of Father’s Day. The promotional price is $8 per unit of Botox. To qualify for this promotion, a consultation for the Botox treatment must be booked by June 30th, 2024, and all consultations and treatment appointments must be scheduled and confirmed by 11:59 PM MST on June 30th, 2024. The promotional price is valid until June 30th, 2024, 11:59 PM MST. Any consultations or bookings made after this date and time will not be eligible for the promotional rate. The promotional rate applies to the Botox units administered during the treatment as prescribed by the consulting professional. If a consultation or treatment appointment is canceled or rescheduled beyond the promotion end date, the client may forfeit the promotional rate. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or promotions. By participating in this promotion, clients agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Results from Botox treatments may vary based on individual conditions and other factors. Clients are encouraged to discuss any concerns and medical conditions with the consulting professional before proceeding with the treatment. 

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