According to a recently released study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men getting Botox injections totaled 453,281 in 2016, an increase of 337 percent since 2000.
Known colloquially on the Internet blogosphere as “Brotox”, Botox injections for men are becoming increasingly more acceptable to talk about, which has added to men’s level of comfort with these procedures. In the past couple of years, trusted publications like Men’s Fitness, Forbes, The Huffington Post, GQ, and others have covered the procedure in favorable, or at least neutral, terms as a perfectly viable option for men looking for a younger appearance.
For men who would like to look younger without undergoing cosmetic surgery, a Botox treatment can be an attractive solution. Botox can smooth out wrinkles and lines on the face by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that produce them. Three to five days after treatment, “crow’s feet” around the eyes, frown lines, and other deep creases on the forehead begin to fade or disappear.
Botox is a great option for many men because it costs less than surgery and requires no downtime. Although the results of Botox injections are not permanent, men can expect to retain a younger appearance for roughly four months following treatment.
Many doctors are hearing from men who want Botox in order to look younger and remain more competitive in the workplace. Cosmetic procedures are also becoming more accepted among men in general, so Botox doesn’t carry the stigma it may once have had among men. In general men are getting more comfortable with caring about their appearance and taking some steps to look and feel younger.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
Botox is usually thought of as a procedure used for facial rejuvenation, but another important function is its use for treating excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. When injected into problem areas like the armpits, Botox blocks stimulation of the sweat glands, resulting in a potentially dramatic reduction in the amount of sweat produced.
Men who suffer from excessive sweating live with constant fear of embarrassing odor and clothing stains. They’re often caught in a cycle of feeling nervous because of their excessive sweating, which causes them to sweat even more. Botox injections are among the most effective non-surgical treatments for hyperhidrosis.
If you’re a man and you’re seeing more of your peers take advantage of Botox to help alleviate wrinkles and look younger, you owe it to yourself to find out what all the fuss is about. Get in touch with us to set up a consultation!