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Brotox: The Differences Between Botox for Men and Women

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Aging ultimately catches up with everybody. That’s why Botox injections (or botulinum toxin) are the single most popular cosmetic treatment performed year after year – it’s a quick and easy treatment to combat facial aging with a personalized treatment plan and optimal results. Botox treatment has traditionally been extremely popular with women, but it might surprise you to learn that it’s rapidly growing in popularity among men, too. Some men who notice a forehead crease or laugh lines around the mouth may want more of a change than creams and serums can provide, but are hesitant about the expense and exaggerated look of a full-on facelift. For these men, Botox injections are the top choice among minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.

The Growing Trend of Botox for Men

The Tampa Bay Times famously reported on the trend, which has been dubbed “Brotox.”

“Today’s man is evolving,” said cosmetic surgeon Richard Castellano, MD, quoted by the news source. Guys are feeling more comfortable with improving their appearance. They aren’t as scared.”

Statistics from the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons reveal that about 526,000 men got botulinum toxin injections (Botox) in 2022, which amounts to a 65% increase from 2019’s statistics. While it only makes up 6% of the total number of Botox injections performed that year, it shows significant growth in this previously underrepresented demographic.

Why Do Men Get Botox Treatments?

There are a variety of reasons for this, but as with women who opt for Botox treatment, it comes down to self-confidence. A youthful appearance can benefit any gender, and male patients in particular are beginning to realize the benefits. We see a number of men looking to get ahead in their dating life or career by getting rid of facial wrinkles. Although, while Botox treatments are prolific at smoothing frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, men don’t always get it for cosmetic reasons. Men who struggle with excessive sweating can also benefit from Botox, which can reduce activity in the sweat glands. This can improve self-esteem in a similar way, helping men get ahead. Some of our other popular Botox treatments include adjusting the lips and smile, facial slimming, TMJ treatment, and much more – all of which can benefit men just as easily as women.

What’s the Difference Between Male Botox and Female Botox?

The underlying way that Botox works remains the same for everyone – Botox relaxes facial muscles to temporarily reduce wrinkles caused by movement. However, Botox can require a different approach for men. Key differences between male and female Botox patients are that men may need higher doses because they have thicker skin and stronger facial muscles. Men tend to have different aesthetic goals in mind with a greater focus on maintaining a masculine appearance and natural-looking results when making facial expressions as they learn what they can expect from cosmetic procedures like Botox. Male patients also have unique facial anatomy which means they require an experienced cosmetic physician with a deep understanding of male and female aesthetics.

Male Botox at Reflections Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Botox injections are an exciting new prospect for many men. To learn more about this popular cosmetic procedure and how it can help you smooth frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and much more, contact our Bridgewater and Livingston, NJ offices for a free consultation by calling or filling out our online form.