Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Botox, which revolutionized non-invasive cosmetic treatments for women, is now doing the same for men. Depending on the location of the practice, data shows that between 15 and 30 percent of patients undergoing Botox treatments are men. It’s now the most common non-surgical treatment performed on men. We see this Botox trend in more of our male patients here at Peer Group in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Men want Botox injections for many of the same reason women do – they want to appear younger and feel better and more confident about themselves. The majority of men also see Botox as a career investment. Working people are looking for every advantage they can get, and having a youthful appearance can help land and keep a job. The area most commonly treated with Botox cosmetic in men is the frown line between the eyes. These lines, if deep, can make a person appear angry even when their expression is neutral.
The amount of Botox administered to male patients must be adjusted for their physiology. Men sometimes require a much higher dose of Botox than women to achieve the same results because of their stronger and more bulky musculature. This is particularly true with Botox treatments in the frontal area of the face. However, too much Botox in the area of the eyebrows can give the brows an arched, immobile appearance, imparting a startled or slightly feminine expression. Too much Botox administered when treating crow’s feet can impart a wide-eyed look. That’s why it’s important to have the Botox injections performed by a qualified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures.
Medical uses of Botox are also becoming more popular with men. More men are also seeking Botox for hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating of the armpits, and palms of the hands and soles of the feet), migraine headaches and muscles spasms. So guys, if you think Botox treatments could benefit you, schedule a consultation with one of the plastic surgeons of the Peer Group today. These days, it’s a manly thing to do.