Over the last few years, plastic and cosmetic surgery has been on the rise. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the industry on a whole increased two percent in 2017 over 2016, with 1.8 million surgical procedures performed and 15.7 million minimally-invasive procedures performed. Of those minimally-invasive treatments, botulinum toxin type A, the main component in BOTOX® Cosmetic and some other injectables, accounted for 7.23 million total procedures. And men have been a big part of that increase.
In a study released by the ASPS, men had 453,281 BOTOX® injections in 2016, a trend that has increased 337 percent since 2010. That’s a significant increase in just a handful of years. What’s fueling this trend and who’re the men that are getting this treatment? In a late 2017 article, HuffPost spoke with five plastic surgeons in major cities across the U.S. to see what was behind the growing movement of men and BOTOX®.
Of the doctors surveyed, general stats behind this trend showed that:
- The average age of men getting BOTOX® was between 35 and 65
- Most were white-collar professionals in business, law, fashion, or art
- Most had generally higher incomes
- Most received injections in their brows and around the eyes
While these show some similarities among the men who’re getting BOTOX®, or Brotox as it’s commonly known now, most doctors said that men of all ethnicities, sexual preference, and social demographic were getting the injections. They credit this in large part to an aging workforce trying to stay competitive in their fields as younger individuals continue to advance in the workplace.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has consistently been one of the most performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. since it came on the market. For those unfamiliar, it works by temporarily freezing the muscles where it’s injected, thereby helping to smooth out signs of aging on the face. And because the muscle cannot contract during this time, the formation of additional lines and wrinkles is slowed.
BOTOX® is great at helping to reduce and temporarily eliminate signs of aging on the face such as:
- Smile lines and frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabella lines (between the eyebrows)
- Fine lines around the eyes
- Brow lines
- Deep neckbands and neck lines
If you’re a man and you’re interested in getting Brotox treatment, call our duel-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Reza Tirgari today to schedule your complimentary consultation at. He proudly helps those who want to look and feel their best in the San Diego and Carlsbad areas of California.