Botox continues to grow in popularity, and now men are getting in on the action and discovering its benefits. It’s becoming so commonplace there’s even a name for it, it’s called “Bro-tox”.
Whatever you want to call it, “Bro-tox” or Botox, men are now learning what women have know for years; that Botox injections can help them look younger and more refreshed, taking years off the aging process.
The number of men getting Botox and cosmetic procedures has doubled in the last 15 years.
Doctors verify that they are seeing more men come into their office, many times at their wife’s or girlfriends prompting. But also to gain a professional edge in the workplace. Dr. Caroline Glicksman a board certified plastic surgeon and board member for ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com says, “In my practice, one of the leading drivers of men trying Botox is the positive influence of their wives and girlfriends. Although their personal reasons may vary, a man who has the emotional support and encouragement of his wife or girlfriend, is more likely to try Botox for themselves, and continue using throughout the year. ”
Some men consider Botox because they want to look their best and compete in the workplace.
Another reason Glicksman says is men want that competitive edge in the workplace. “One of the things I’m seeing more recently with the economy, a lot of men have to go through job interviews, they are competing a little bit, so it helps them feel a little bit better about themselves for an interview,” states Glicksman.
Botox is now the number one plastic surgery procedure for men. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 2.4 million individuals underwent these procedures in 2010.
Dr. Robert Grant a board certified plastic surgeon says when men get a little older into their 30’s and 40’s they should start thinking about the use of fillers and neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport to keep them looking their best. Grant says, “These can help very subtly restore some of the age related changes in volume of the face and the lines and wrinkles that make us look older before our time.
Dr. Glicksman says the ideal candidate is someone who wants to see how much better they can look without having surgery and taking time away from work. She states, neurotoxin injections have no down or recovery time, are inexpensive compared to surgical alternatives and are relatively low-risk.
However, Glicksman warns that “men should take Botox injections seriously and be evaluated by a board certified doctor before getting the procedure.”