More men than ever before are getting “Brotox.” According to a new study in Cosmetic Dermatology, the number of American men getting Botox injections has skyrocketed 258 percent over the past decade.
Botox for men is an injectable treatment that temporarily paralyzes the muscles around your forehead to reduce or stop the muscle movements that cause deep lines and wrinkles. It’s a common misconception that Botox freezes the face in place. Instead, it paralyzes the muscles in the face, causing them to weaken and get thinner. Men are prone to heavy lines on their foreheads and drooping brows as they age, so for more masculine and natural appearing results, men should seek out a Brotox expert!
People.com reported that a study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that over 400,000 men received Botox injections in 2014, marking a 337 percent increase since 2000. In addition, over 90,000 men received fillers, an 86 percent increase since 2000.
According to Whitney Bowe, MD, assistant medical director for cosmetic and laser services at Advanced Dermatology P. C. in Ossining, New York, “Male patients who have tried Botox look better, feel better, and believe it gives them a competitive edge. There’s also less of a stigma associated with cosmetic procedures nowadays.”
Check out a couple of the reasons why men are choosing to get Botox injections:
- Availability of easy outpatient treatments — Brotox offers easy outpatient treatment for men who go through the process. The actual treatment takes 10 minutes. You get in, get out, and go on with your day. It’s fast and easy, not to mention fast-acting!
- Wider cultural emphasis — Celebrities and women aren’t the only ones using this process. Maintaining physical appearance has become increasingly popular among both men and women who want to look younger. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved to treat all appropriate adults. Clinical studies show that for moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet, 17.5% and 12%, respectively, of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men.
- Increased emphasis of value of youth in workforce — The job market is constantly shifting and becoming more competitive. For a long time, studies have shown that physical appearance is linked to career success. Men are choosing to use Botox procedures to keep their appearances up and maintain competitiveness in the workplace.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.