Non-surgical treatments and plastic surgery are gaining popularity among men who wish to look younger and boost their confidence. Botox was the second most popular cosmetic procedure for men in 2021, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Botulinum toxin injections are so common among men that the treatment was coined “Brotox.” Charles S. Lee, MD, offers Botox and other injectables at Enhance® Plastic Surgery® in Beverly Hills.
Botox is a neuromodulator injectable that targets dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions. Diluted botulinum toxin Type A is injected into the muscle tissue to temporarily limit muscle contractions and smooth the overlying skin. Botox and similar products, such as Dysport, treat lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes and mouth. These injections are customized for each patient, offering as little or as much correction as necessary, but men typically require more units of Botox than women due to thicker muscle tissue.
Men Want to Look Their Best Too
Everyone wants to age gracefully. Men may choose Botox to lessen lines and wrinkles and give the impression that they’re aging like a fine wine, radiating a youthful vigor. Botox treatment can improve self-confidence, and looking and feeling your best may lead to more dating and career opportunities and a larger social media presence.
No More Stigma
Cosmetic treatments are less stigmatized than they were a decade ago, making men feel more comfortable improving their appearance with Botox. Some men may be interested in injectables because their friends and family have regular treatments too.
Convenient Treatments with No Downtime
Botox is an especially enticing treatment option because there’s no recovery involved. The preparation and injection process typically takes less than an hour, and results are gradual, settling in the first week after Botox treatment. You could have Botox during your lunch hour and return to work without issues.
Younger men and women are often interested in minimal Botox treatments, and it’s becoming more popular for people in their 20s and 30s to have “Baby Botox.” Barely-there Botox injects smaller amounts of the substance for mild yet noticeable results that provide a more radiant and youthful appearance without appearing like you’ve had cosmetic work done.
Most patients qualify for Botox if they are at least 18 years old and in good physical health, but people with an egg allergy or a history of neuromuscular disease should avoid Botox treatment. Botox should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon for the best results and patient safety. Dr. Lee can determine if Botox is right for your needs during a consultation at Enhance® Medical Center.
If you’re interested in Botox for men, contact Dr. Lee in Beverly Hills. Schedule a consultation at (310) 271-5954 or complete our online contact form.