Aesthetic Benefits of Botox for Men
BOTOX® is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic treatment on the market today. It has been used by millions of people to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their forehead, around their nose and along the sides of their mouth. A few years ago when people would talk about someone who got BOTOX®, they would likely be talking about a woman. However, in recent years, a slew of men, both celebrity and lay folk, have flocked to the age-defying treatment.
Reasons Why Men Use BOTOX®
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2014, more than 400,000 men used BOTOX® injections. This is more than a 330 percent increase since the year 2000. The average age for a man to use this treatment is 50 years old.
Interestingly, when men use BOTOX®, their goal is not to look younger. The vast majority of men surveyed say that they use this treatment to make them look more attractive, to make them look like they are in better shape and to make them appear more rested.
BOTOX® and the Business World
There are a lot of things that have led to the change in how men view getting cosmetic procedures. One of the reasons why this stigma connected to men getting BOTOX® has diminished has to do with the change that the world of business saw in 2008.
In 2008, many men who were in established jobs and careers found themselves without a job. They were competing for jobs against younger men who had the same qualifications, were willing to work for less and were more attractive. Many men began to see cosmetic procedures as a way for them to level the playing field with their younger competition.
BOTOX® and Dating
Additionally, there has been a shift in the way that men view keeping up their appearance. It is now socially acceptable for a man to care about how they look, how they are groomed and how they present themselves.
Many men who are in their late forties and use BOTOX® do so because they are newly divorced and find themselves back on the dating scene. Once again, they are competing with younger men who are financially successful and who are attractive. This injectable gives them the leg up they need to be competitive in this field.
While it is true that some of the stigma associated with using BOTOX® is a thing of the past, this does not mean that all of the stigma has disappeared. One survey found that more than 10 percent of men who get this treatment pay for it in cash so that it does not show up on their credit card statement. Unlike dramatic cosmetic surgeries, BOTOX® produces a subtle effect that will refresh a man’s appearance, but will not be so dramatic that people know that he had something done.
Benefits for Men and Women Alike
At the end of the day, men are using BOTOX® because they care more about how they appear. This injectable has been used by women for many years. It is a confidence booster, so it is only logical that men would use it to remove wrinkles and improve their self-esteem.
To learn more about BOTOX®, set up a consultation with our Black Diamond injector at Dermatology Consultants, with locations in Buckhead, Covington and Marietta. Our team of board-certified physicians will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine if this treatment can benefit you. All of our physicians are expert trainers when it comes to all things aesthetic. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!