Bro-tox – The Steady Increase in Botox for Men
Contrary to popular opinion, women aren’t the only ones looking for quick and easy ways to fight the look of aging. In fact, cosmetic procedures among men have been increasing steadily every year — more than doubling in the past 15 years alone.
One of the most popular procedure choices for men is also one of the simplest — Botox injections. How popular? Enough that some people are calling it Bro-tox — and men are enjoying the benefits just as much as women.
We live in a world where youth — or at least the appearance of youth — is of great value. It used to be women who primarily felt the pressure to maintain a youthful appearance as they aged, but now men are feeling it, too. Baby Boomers want to keep a younger look well into retirement. Generation Xers are now hitting their 40s, and they are also considering ways to continue looking their best as they make their way through this decade and beyond.
While men are not quite as apt to sign on for procedures such as face lifts (though there are certainly plenty who do), the idea of a “lunchtime fix” is tempting — especially for those with particularly busy schedules who don’t have the time for post-recovery.
For many men, Botox and the aging it repairs (though temporary) gives them a competitive edge, both personally and professionally. As men age in the workforce, they may find themselves up against younger men. A little cosmetic help can make a big difference, especially when it comes to landing a new job in an unsteady economy. A man may have years of professional experience, but it’s better to let that show up in his resume and not in his face. Botox injections that relax those pesky facial lines without making it look like you’ve “had work done” are being considered an advantage for professional men.
Competition on a more personal level matters too, since the workplace isn’t the only area where looks can offer an edge. Men want to look younger and more desirable just as much as women do. If a 10-minute visit to a doctor’s office can turn back a little time and give a man’s confidence a bump, many men are figuring, why not?
Botox injections are simple to administer in the privacy of a cosmetic surgeon’s office, making them an easy fit into even a busy weekday schedule. There are no hospital visits, hospital stays or pre- or post-operative time required. Results show up within days and are long-lasting, averaging four to six months. Consider it all — no special preparation, no recovery time, no long hospital stay, and results that appear quickly and last for months. When you think about it, it’s easy to see why Botox is such a popular choice, for men or for women.
But what can Botox fix? The injections can alter the appearance of some of the most common problems men face as they age, such as wrinkles around the eyes, frown lines in the brow area, furrows and deep wrinkles on the forehead and a harsh jawline. After Botox, wrinkles and lines appear smoother or disappear altogether, and the jawline has a more rounded appearance — all in less than 10 minutes from the first prick of the needle.
Do you think Botox could be right for you? The best way to make your final decision is by talking to a professional who knows the ins and outs of Botox and other dermal fillers, as well as other cosmetic procedures. The professionals at Sadrian Plastic Surgery in San Diego, will use their knowledge to guide you through all the possible choices, and help you figure out what steps you can take to get where you want to be. Call our office today or request an appointment online. We can help you get the information you need and the results you want.