Men and Botox: Look Younger, Feel Better

Men and Botox: Look Younger, Feel Better

W. Cooper Scurry, Jr., MDIn an age where selfies and social media profiles are the way many people view us, where online dating has taken over for singles of every age and competing with a younger workforce can make a difference in your career, more people are turning to plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures to maintain a youthful appearance well into middle age. And it’s not just women who are looking at plastic surgery as an option. The taboo of men in the plastic surgeon’s office is diminishing, and more men are taking advantage of procedures that help them look younger.

Men made up 10 percent of all people getting plastic surgery in 2015, and while that might not seem like a large amount of the total, it’s a 20 percent increase since 2010. Add to that the fact that Botox is the most popular minimally invasive procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It’s no wonder that more men are jumping on the bandwagon with this popular procedure.

Botox is popular not only because the procedure is minimally invasive and therefore more convenient than plastic surgery, but also because people are generally pleased with the results. A few injections in the forehead or brow area help smooth skin and take away the fine lines and wrinkles that occur with aging.

There are a few differences when it comes to administering Botox in men. Because of this, it is important to have Botox injections performed by a  board certified physician. Differences trained physicians, especially facial plastic surgeons, are aware of administering Botox include:

  • Skin thickness and more muscle mass in the forehead.
  • Beard growth
  • Hairline differences which can mean a larger forehead area
  • Body type and shape of the forehead

Because men’s muscle mass is greater and forehead size is larger, it often takes multiple treatments to receive the desired affects. Women will receive 30-50 units of Botox, while men receive 50-80 units. For men who are dedicated to the procedure, the increased number of units are worth the results. Many men report feeling more confident after receiving Botox injections, and feel more competitive in careers where a youthful appearance is an advantage.

If you are considering cosmetic procedures such as Botox, call PENTA Facial Plastic Surgery Center today. Our practice provides the discretion men desire and experienced staff for successful results.

If you’re considering a neck lift or other cosmetic surgery, make an appointment with PENTA Facial Plastic Surgery Center today. Our facial plastic surgeons will be able to give you an idea of the outcome and go over the entire procedure with you.