More Men are Trying Botox

More Men are Trying Botox

Across the board, men are trying cosmetic procedures like Botox more often than ever before. RefinedMD has seen a surge of male clients in recent years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 467,000 men got Botox injections last year. That’s a 400 percent increase since 2000.

Like women, not all Botox clients choose the procedure purely for esthetic concerns. Botox has been proven to help with migraines, excessive sweat, and other issues. However, the majority of male Botox clients are indeed seeking out the injection to help look younger and feel better about themselves. Skin rejuvenation is no longer purely a female priority.

Botox Facts

Over seven million people in the U.S. choose Botox every year. The fast, simple, and pain-free avenue to reduce fine lines and wrinkles has become a mainstream esthetic treatment. However, similar to any treatment, there are risks if the procedure is not performed correctly.

The person injecting Botox should always be board certified. In some states and at some clinics, an untrained person might be injecting Botox. That is why it is always important to ask about board certification and training. In the hands of a skilled provider, Botox is safe and highly effective.

Men of all ages and in all types of industries are at least trying out Botox if not making it a part of their regular routine. However, men in high-powered positions and industries where youthfulness is revered (such as tech startups) are particularly drawn to the injections. As the playing fields get a little more level, men are being held to the same youthful standards as women. Looking younger is linked to faster promotions and higher-paying jobs, and feeling better about oneself is a natural self-esteem booster.

Many Uses of Botox

Botox is well-known for temporarily freezing unwanted lines and wrinkles, but it has a surprising amount of other usages. We are committed to educating clients on options for treating a variety of complaints, and Botox is approved for nine medical conditions along with scores of cosmetic conditions. Botox has been FDA approved for almost 30 years, and today one of the most common uses of Botox outside of wrinkle control is treating chronic migraines.

Botox has been approved to treat chronic migraines (those lasting at least 15 days) since 2010. On average, the effects of Botox for chronic migraines last up to three months. The FDA has also approved Botox for excessive underarm sweating. It was quickly noticed that patients who got Botox in their face sweated less, which led to the discovery that Botox can reduce sweating. It is also approved for use in the hands and feet.

Botox is FDA approved to help with overactive bladders, too. According to the dean at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Botox is the most impactful treatment for overactive bladders with 70 percent of women reporting a reduction in leaks of 40 percent. Another surprising use for Botox is to help patients who are cross-eyed. It was one of the first Botox approvals for non-wrinkle treatments, and can help with strabismus—which affects four percent of Americans.

Botox Benefits

Botox for severe neck spasms has been FDA approved since 2000. However, it has only been shown to treat a certain type of neck spasm, cervical dystonia. This neck spasm is marked with severe neck pain and an abnormal neck position.

Some doctors approve Botox “off-label” to treat conditions that aren’t FDA approved. However, this doesn’t mean the FDA won’t approve these treatments in the future. One of the most promising is using Botox to treat depression. Early trials hint that Botox can relieve depression symptoms. The “facial feedback hypothesis” suggests that facial expressions can shift a person’s mood. Finally, the lip flip is a common procedure that uses Botox to flip out the upper lip, which can help hide a gummy smile and make the upper lip appear fuller. It doesn’t last as long as Botox in other places due to the constant movement of the mouth.

Discover how Botox may benefit you. Get in touch with RefinedMD to learn more or book your appointment—give us a call or fill out the online form today.