Brotox: The Rising Popularity of Botox For Men
If you thought injectables and cosmetic treatments were just a woman’s thing, think again. Botox for men is rising in popularity, so much so that the term “brotox” has been coined.
In fact, botox is the most common non-surgical procedure for men, and the number of men undergoing the treatments has been steadily increasing every year. In 2016, 453,281 men received botox injections, which is about 9.9% of all injections done. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of men getting botox increased by about 337%.
It’s become more acceptable than ever for men to be concerned about their appearance. As more people realize the benefits of botox, the stigma surrounding the treatment is disappearing.
Here’s why botox for men is becoming more popular than ever, and why cosmetic treatments aren’t just for women anymore.
The Rise of Brotox
So why are more men getting botox now than ever?
There used to be a stigma surrounding botox because we’d hear about those botched jobs or those frozen-face celebrity myths. However, more knowledge has now shown that, in the hands of a trusted professional, there are actually many uses of botox everyone can benefit from.
Injectables are also a great way to segway into more surgeries and treatments. It’s kind of like testing the waters of cosmetic treatment.
Traditionally, men were not supposed to care about their appearance. However, in the modern world, it’s more acceptable than ever for men to show concern for their looks and have the desire to appear younger.
Additionally, many male celebrities and public figures are speaking out and being more open about the fact that they’ve gotten botox injections to keep up their appearance.
Fighting Male Aging
We all age. While women tend to worry more about their wrinkles and fine lines, it doesn’t mean that men aren’t self conscious about it too.
While all genders suffer from the consequences of aging, such as those wrinkles and sunspots, men have specific issues to deal with as well. Premature hair loss and balding, for example, are a major concern, and for men it’s one of the first indications of aging.
Men are coming to the realization that they might feel young on the inside, but their outer appearance doesn’t always reflect that. Botox can help make you feel better about yourself and boost your confidence, no matter what your gender is.
Why do Men Want Botox?
Some of the top plastic surgeons state that more men are getting botox because of workplace competition. Men in the business world want to appear younger to compete with their younger counterparts who are entering the industry.
According to some reports, businesses tend to favour younger workers, whether you’re actively seeking a job or currently holding a position. People see recent graduates and younger employees as fresh faces who are more moldable.
Today’s workplace is super competitive, especially in larger areas where more millennials are emerging into the business world. A youthful appearance can help you keep your confidence, and your edge, during these changes.
Additionally, with the rise of online dating and social media’s influence in society, it’s more common than ever for people to be concerned about their appearance and public persona. Many people are networking and meeting one another online.
We all want to make a good impression, and when people are making decisions based solely on your online profile, you want to make sure your photos stand out.
Social media can even affect your business these days. If you appear older on your LinkedIn profile, you’re going to get lost among the younger, more up to date crowd because you could be mistaken for being outdated.
How Botox Works
Botox is made from botulinum toxin, which is a chemical ingredient that can freeze and relax muscles. As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity, which is what causes wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines.
By relaxing the muscles through botox, the skin becomes tighter and smoother. In this way, botox injections help you appear younger because they can remove wrinkles and fine lines from your face.
Botox can also help with other issues, including bruxism (teeth grinding), excessive sweating, and chronic migraines.
At Dr. Teal’s office, we also have Soft Lift treatment available. Soft Lift combines Botox Cosmetic and Dysport injections with dermal fillers to treat the face as a whole. This procedure targets wrinkles as well as smoothing out the contours of your face, creating a more rejuvenated appearance overall.
The great thing about injectables are the fact that they are non-invasive and discomfort is very minimal. Botox injections only take about 10 minutes to apply, and each session can last for up to 4 months. You could come in on your lunch break, get botox, and go back to work.
Dr. Teal is highly trained at perfecting a natural look. When you visit her, she will provide you with the most subtle results with no obvious evidence that you got injections.
Additionally, her extensive training and experience has allowed her to be able to tailor each treatment to the individual’s needs. For example, men generally have different facial structures than women and a well trained medical professional can create the perfect look for anyone.
Dr. Teal Provides Botox For Men and Women
At Dr. Teal’s Fort Erie office, both men and women are welcome to come in for botox injections. No one is here to judge- we want everyone to look as amazing and youthful as they feel!
When you meet with Dr. Teal, she will go over your options with you. She’ll never recommend anything that won’t work for you, and she will always make sure you feel completely comfortable and content with the treatment you receive.
We provide all of our patients with the most natural and perfectly crafted results, with minimal discomfort and downtime.
Ready to take control of your appearance and reflect your true self on the outside? Then you’re ready for botox injections.
Contact Dr. Teal’s office now to book your free consultation and discover what botox injections can do for you.