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Male Plastic Surgery: Is “Brotox” a Necessity for Nailing a New Job?

February 26, 2016 by

Contrary to popular belief, women are not the only ones who want to look and feel their best—and seeking a little extra help through plastic surgery and professional skin treatments is a trend that is not exclusive to women. In fact, male plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments are on the rise among men in the United States; according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men choosing cosmetic procedures has tripled over the last 17 years.

Of the most popular non-invasive treatments among men, BOTOX™ Cosmetic remains the top choice for reducing signs of aging in the upper face. Over the last decade, the use of Botox among men has increased by 258%. But why has there been such a dramatic increase?

Staying Sharp at Work and Home

There are many reasons for the shift; however, many believe that the increase is due, in large part, to the desire to remain competitive in the workplace. “Brotox” is steadily growing in popularity, as many men feel like they need a sharper, more youthful look to succeed in a younger job market.

Even with an impressive resumé, getting hired over the age of 50 can be difficult. In many careers, the younger you are, the better. The rigors of a busy, professional life, including long work hours, stress, and delayed retirements, can lead to a prematurely aged appearance.

As a result, men are seeking cosmetic procedures in order to maintain a masculine and youthful appearance, despite their age. While looking young should not be a requirement for employment, there is satisfaction in choosing a treatment that helps you feel confident and comfortable in your next interview.

How Botox Helps

Though the number of Botox injections needed and the treatment areas vary individually, the cosmetic goal is the same: to reveal a more youthful and well-rested look. For men, “Brotox” injections can treat deep wrinkles in the upper face that can cause a tired or frustrated look. While women typically desire a very smooth result that diminishes the appearance of crow’s feet and smile lines, men are often less concerned with these areas and instead desire a rested and distinguished appearance. Men often look for the perfect balance between too young and too old—a mature but sharp appearance.

When injected directly into muscles of the brow, Botox works to temporarily halt muscle movement. This allows wrinkles to relax and smooth out, which gives the face a more youthful appearance. Here is what you can expect from expertly performed Botox injections:

  • Reduce the appearance of frustration or exhaustion by smoothing expression-based wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Virtually eliminate lines between the eyebrows that give a stressed, angry, or aged appearance.
  • Smooth creases at the outer corners of the eyebrows and eyes.
  • Give a well rested, youthful, and revitalized appearance.

It is important to note that men usually require more units of Botox than women. Compared to women, men have naturally thicker skin, larger muscles, and tend to metabolize the product faster. More Botox is thus needed to provide the desired results.

Your Doctor Knows Best

As a board certified plastic surgeon, I have worked with men hoping to reduce signs of aging. I have experience with and an understanding of the unique preferences of male patients. If you are considering male Botox injections in Fort Worth, contact us today. I am available by consultation to sit down with you to discuss your options and develop a plan that retains your masculine appearance and ensures you still look like you, only younger.

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