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Why Are So Many Men Getting Botox?

Posted on May 21, 2021 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

While Botox is still predominantly used by women, its use by men has been steadily growing in recent years. Indeed, Botox is now the single most popular cosmetic procedure for men. Not only that, but we see a very diverse group of men attracted to the procedure.
Of course, the same benefits from Botox are available to men and women, but men and women may have somewhat different objectives in mind when considering the procedure.

Maintaining a Youthful Look

The primary motivation for getting Botox is the desire to look young for as long as possible. Botox helps achieve this by removing or minimizing the lines and wrinkles that often accompany aging – it can also soften the general complexion, resulting in a more relaxed, rested look. Botox can help to achieve a smoother forehead which contributes to a more youthful look, especially for men with receding hairlines, or who are bald. It’s also widely used to treat “crow’s feet” – the deep lines that can develop in the corners of the eyes. Botox can also be used to minimize smile lines that can extend from the sides of the nose downwards, although many men are not concerned if they develop this facial feature.
Men typically carry more muscle mass and consequently may require larger doses of Botox than women do to achieve the desired results. Men also typically prefer lower-maintenance procedures than women are prepared to accept, and are more likely to try to maximize the periods between Botox treatments.
We also see younger men, who may not have actually developed significant facial wrinkles, looking to use Botox proactively, as a way to prevent these wrinkles from forming in the future.

Reduced Sweating

Botox can be used in many body areas to help stop excessive sweating. In this case, it’s used to paralyze the sweat glands that cause the unwanted sweat. It can help reduce the unwanted moisture, as well as the sometimes objectionable odor that accompanies it.

Muscle Relaxant

Botox is not only used to treat facial lines – its use as a muscle relaxer also allows it to be used to treat a number of muscle-related disorders, including involuntary twitching and muscle stiffness.

Chronic Headaches

Botox has been shown to be effective as a way to block the transfer of pain signals – it’s particularly useful as a way to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.

Minimal Recovery Period

The absence of any significant recovery period after treatment is also generally seen as a major plus with Botox. While there is a small chance of minimal side effects after treatment, these are typically confined to some redness, minor swelling, and occasional minimal bruising. Post-procedure precautions include avoiding rubbing the treated area, and avoiding alcohol, painkillers, and vigorous exercise for a day or so after treatment. This allows an almost immediate return to normal activities afterward.

High Satisfaction Rate

Partly due to the rapid speed with which results become apparent, coupled with the minimal or short-duration side effects, Botox has a very high satisfaction rate among male patients.

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