When most people think of cosmetic anti-aging treatments like Botox, they often assume that women are the only ones who use them. However, recent trends show that male Botox use has increased by over 350% in just 16 years. This trend points to a dramatic shift in the stigma behind botox, but why? What factors led to this influx of male botox patients?
In the past, male Botox was a sort of taboo subject. Even male celebrities would deny claims of using the treatment, despite how obvious the changes in their physical appearance may have been. This hush-hush mentality discouraged Botox use for men or at least made them feel that if they did get Botox, they most definitely shouldn’t bring it up over happy hour with their friends. Recently, however, this mindset has completely changed. Men are becoming more and more proactive about maintaining their appearance or improving areas of their body they feel could use improvement. In turn, social standards are changing too. Now, competition at work means that to be successful, you should also look successful. People are turning to Botox and other treatments to keep up with their younger counterparts entering the workforce. In fact, a study by Whitney Bowe, MD reports that “a youthful appearance allows employees to generate more revenue than their older looking peers.” So, now that we know why Botox is becoming more popular in the male population let’s discuss how this treatment is benefitting the men who use it. Botox is most commonly used to treat:
- Wrinkles. Wrinkle reduction is probably the most well-known use of Botox. These injections offer a nearly instant, non-surgical solution to facial wrinkles and fine lines. Perhaps the best part about using Botox to treat wrinkles is getting to see results just an hour after the procedure.
- Sweating. Tired of excess perspiration? Botox can help! Botox inhibits the nerves that control sweating, so expect to see a significant reduction in how much you perspire following these injections. In fact, some doctors may suggest Botox in other areas of your body if you suffer from a condition like hyperhidrosis, or heavy sweating.
- Headaches. If you suffer from chronic migraines, you may be surprised to know that Botox can be an extremely effective treatment. The injections freeze nerves in your face and, if correctly targeted by your doctor, the nerves that trigger your headaches will be frozen, reducing the number of days you experience a migraine.
For more information about Botox, or any of our treatment options, visit Le Beau Visage online at http://lebeauvisagemedicalspa.com/ or give us a call 214-705-7676 today!
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