You’re a man who wants to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, but you’ve always heard Botox® was for women. In all actuality, more men than ever are embracing aesthetic services, and Botox is one of the most popular treatments among male clientele. But why is Botox becoming more popular among men today?
Dr. Steven Caridi and the rest of our team at Hamptons Medical Associates want to help you get the best look possible, no matter what your age or gender. We use BOTOXⓇ Cosmetic, which is a fast, easy treatment for wrinkles and other signs of aging that you can start any time.
What Botox is and how it works
Botox has been used for several decades to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and other fine wrinkles on the face. The treatment is injectable, and it works by relaxing the muscles in the face where wrinkles often form. As the muscle movements become milder, the area becomes smoother, which results in fewer and less noticeable wrinkles.
Most people who choose to have Botox injections need to receive continued treatments every 4-6 months to see continued results. Sometimes, men and women choose to get Botox for the first time before a big event, such as a wedding or class reunion.
More men are choosing Botox
Though aesthetic services like Botox are usually associated with female patients, more and more men are learning that the option to look younger by smoothing out wrinkles is available to them, too. Here are just some of the reasons why more men are embracing Botox.
Men, just like women, want to look better on Instagram and be able to feel good about the pictures they post, not to mention to start looking more like their filtered images when walking around IRL. According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, 6% of the Botox treatments done in 2017 were performed on men.
Some men might’ve used the high cost of Botox treatments as an excuse to avoid the procedure in the past, even if they wanted it. But as stated by Healthline, Botox costs seem to be decreasing from previous years. Perhaps some men are finding the treatment fits better in their price range, which makes them more likely to seek it out?
All over the world, society is moving toward an acceptance of gender-neutral roles. Men and women (and those who don’t identify as either gender) are starting to feel more empowered to live their lives based on preference, rather than on a set of predetermined actions for one group or another. In many ways, embracing concepts and interests traditionally thought of as feminine is becoming more acceptable for men and vice-versa. As such, the idea of men embracing Botox isn’t really such a shocking concept after all.
Good candidates for Botox
If you’re a man in relatively good health who wants to see a reduction of forehead, eye, and between-the-eyebrow wrinkles, you might want to consider Botox. After all, most people are good candidates for the treatment, no matter their gender, and its long-term use makes it one of the safest and most well-tested options for minimizing facial wrinkles.
If you want to learn more about Botox for men or you’re ready to set up an appointment at our office in Boca Raton, Florida, call us at 786-842-7550. You can also book an appointment online.