Most men want to put their best foot forward and look as young as they feel - that's not a desire unique to women. The appeal of a youthful, vibrant appearance is something that draws all types of people and there is an increasing number of men who are taking advantage of Botox to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. In 2019, more than 473,000 Botox treatments were done on men. That is a 5% increase from the previous year, but a number that rose from ZERO ten years ago. So what is Botox and why are men becoming interested in using it? And shouldn’t we be calling it Brotox?
What is Botox?
Botox is a safe derivative of the botulinum toxin, which is injected into specific facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases. Unlike dermal fillers, which work below the skin’s surface to re-plump wrinkles and folds, Botox works by temporarily limiting muscle movement that causes dynamic wrinkles – the ones that appear when you smile, laugh, squint, or frown. Botox is administered in very small amounts called units. The more units you get, the more dramatic the results. That means you and your doctor can control exactly how much change you’ll see, and it means you can make changes incrementally so no one will notice a drastic change. It has been nicknamed the “lunchtime procedure” because sessions take just 10-20 minutes - depending on how many units you receive - and there is no recovery time. You can literally pop in on your lunch hour or in between appointments when you’re out and about. It’s the perfect “quick-fix” for someone with an active lifestyle. It will take a few days to see the results and you’ll need maintenance appointments every few months. Botox can also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating, something to consider if you’re someone who suffers from axillary hyperhidrosis.
Botox for Men
Men have used Botox in the past, but it's becoming more widely accepted today, especially among the Millennial generation. The everyday use of social media and the ever-present selfie has brought physical appearance to the forefront on an exponential level. Men are not safe from the scrutiny and they are beginning to enjoy the same benefits that women have been enjoying for decades. But there may be a unique motivation for men to get Botox treatments. Today, putting your best foot forward can mean putting your best face forward. Many people believe that looking younger will help them fight against ageism in the workplace. Some men who receive Botox injections report their motivation as maintaining that competitive edge against their younger counterparts.
Deion Sanders Brotoxes Regularly
Primetime has been quoted saying “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” There is some definite truth to this quote and it can apply to the workplace competition as well as to sports, as Sanders experienced. A legend in football as well as baseball, he left his mark on the world of professional sports. And when Deion turned 50, he said it was time to get proactive about those crow’s feet developing around his eyes. Time to invest in his appearance, especially in his role as a television personality. Many men can relate to Deion’s desire to correct that last little piece - facial wrinkles. Brotox is such a great solution for almost any man facing the tell tale signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles on the face. You don’t have to be famous to want to look your best. Consider this: you exercise regularly to keep your body in the best possible physical shape, right? And you’re eating healthier, too – at least you’re trying to. A regular schedule of Botox injections puts the finishing touch on all that effort, allowing you to retain just the level of youthfulness you want.
Seek Trusted Medical Professionals for Botox Treatments
Botox is a prescription-only medical treatment. And it’s your face we’re talking about. That means professional skill and an experienced touch are critical to safely perform injections and produce precisely the results you want to see. With our years of experience and outstanding reputation, you can trust Dr. Jeffrey Raval and our team of Medical Aestheticians to deliver the highest quality care, in an atmosphere that will make you feel comfortable, not conspicuous.
When you’re ready to explore Botox - ahem - Brotox, schedule a consultation with us.