Botox No Longer a Gendered Cosmetic Treatment

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

Your Laser Skin Care sees hundreds of patients seeking Botox treatments for their fine lines and wrinkles. It’s clear to us that Botox is no longer considered a facial aesthetic service for women. “Brotox” isn’t a term that’s needed for males to feel better about receiving injections.

At Your Laser Skin Care, women outnumber men 2 to 1, but their numbers are increasing. Since the Recession, more men have taken advantage of Botox to give them a competitive edge during job searches and in the workplace. Of course, many just want to improve their appearance, reducing wrinkles acquired over the years due to sun damage and the loss of skin elasticity.

According to a St. Louis University Hospital facial plastics and reconstructive surgeon, number of men getting Botox is increasing by 10 percent every year. Ages for men receiving Botox range from about 25 to 60, the surgeon said.

The quick and non-invasive treatments are an appealing alternative to surgical procedures such as facelifts. And consumers are more choosy these days when it comes to their facial aesthetic care, as there are a plethora of options available. Most are looking for good quality Botulinum Toxin Type A and excellent service accompanied by decent prices.

Botox was marketed commercially beginning in 1997. It is used to treat everything from wrinkles to hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. According to a 2012 article, the global Botox market is expected to touch $2.9 billion by 2018; additionally, facial aesthetics should reach $4.7 billion by 2018.

To learn more about our Botox treatments, visit our website for more facts and post-injection recommendations. We offer free skin consultations, as well. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to see how our Botox injections in Los Angeles can benefit you.