Not so long ago, macho men would have bristled at the thought of plastic surgery – even those minimally invasive treatments like Botox. But as the stigma of cosmetic surgery has dissipated, more and more guys are turning to this revolutionary wrinkle smoother. And just like that, the notion of “Brotox” was born. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that of the 6.1 million people who got Botox in 2012, almost 400,000 of those were men. And since 2000, Brotox has increased by 314 percent!
Approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of facial wrinkles, Botox has been the “go to” gift item for men this past year.
“We’re seeing a lot of men … who are having these [Botox treatments] as gifts as early as in their thirties,” a Michigan plastic surgeon told ABC News.
Just like in women, wrinkles often make men look not only older, but angrier and tired. For the majority of guys who seek Brotox, the goal is to look subtly younger by diminishing the appearance of lines around the forehead, eyes and mouth.
In competitive professions where appearances are paramount, it’s no wonder Botox for men is taking off. A middle aged Detroit resident named Marc is just one of thousands who embraced Botox this past year. A Christmas present from his wife, the injections were over in just minutes, and several days after his treatment, Marc’s crow’s feet were less visible, and his fine lines were all but gone.
As reported by Fox News, Mark Furnari took the Botox plunge to erase the deep creases in his forehead. “Because my brow lines were so prominent, if you met me, or if you saw me in a gym or wherever, you’d probably misinterpret the look on my face because I’d have these brow lines that would look like I was frowning,” Furnari said.
Pleased with the outcome, he now gets Botox twice a year to maintain the results.
A quick round of Botox injections can smooth years of accumulated wrinkles away in a matter of hours. Most guys (and gals) feel they look 5 to 10 years younger after the treatment. The results typically last up to four months, though this time period can vary from person to person.
At around twelve dollars per unit, a typical round of injections usually costs between $300 and $500 dollars, but medical experts suggest choosing a doctor who does a lot of Botox treatments and to steer clear of cut-rate deals offered at “medi spas.” Adverse Botox side effects include droopy eyelids, bruising and a perpetually frozen look – which can all be avoided by seeking an experienced plastic surgeon.
Whether you are considering it for yourself, or want to bestow the gift of Brotox in NYC, you want to choose a plastic surgeon that specializes in rejuvenating facial injections. Delivering exceptional, natural results every time, Dr. Thomas Loeb offers private consultations to discuss your needs and goals.
Botox injections are often complemented by volumizing dermal fillers such as Restalyne, Radiesse and Juvederm. For more information on these and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures for men in New York, you can reach our Fifth Avenue office by calling 212-327-3700.
Fox News Orlando, ‘Brotox’ on the rise, http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/24016860/brotox-on-the-rise
ABC News, Botox — or, Bro-tox — Increasingly Popular Gift for Men, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/botox-bro-tox-increasingly-popular-gift-men/story?id=15318549
Men’s Fitness, Would You Consider Brotox? http://abcnews.go.com/Health/botox-bro-tox-increasingly-popular-gift-men/story?id=15318549