Self-care is not gender specific….
BROTOX. You read that right. It is BOTOX for men and yes, men need BOTOX too! The natural process of aging isn’t gender specific and more men today are looking to take 5-10 years off their appearance with the help of anti-aging procedures like BOTOX. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons over 400,000 men in the U.S. received BOTOX injections (a.k.a. BROTOX) in 2014 alone and that number has continued to rise each year. In this new era of cosmetic enhancements and facial regimens, the stigma that getting BOTOX is “not manly” is slowing becoming extinct. The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in the New Jersey area, offers BOTOX treatments for men….so let’s take a look at what you need to know.
Keeping up with appearances...
Whether you see it on social media or are now faced competing with someone half your age in the workplace, the “standard” is set high to look younger at any age. For years, women have been held to a higher standard when it comes to fighting the visible signs of aging. It’s now fair to assume that many of the women around you have had something done to keep their radiant glow and soft complexion. Men, by contrast, have always considered their sun damaged appearances and wrinkles as a sign of hard work, “toughness”, and for some, it even adds a little sex appeal. However, men are now no longer excluded from the standard.
Hitting the gym, eating healthy, and avoiding the sun are all now factors men take seriously to look younger and stay “in the game”. The cosmetic industry, specifically, has seen a spike in men undergoing skin rejuvenation treatments and finding ways to put their best face forward. Today, these men are adding BOTOX to their facial regimen.
It’s no secret that when you hit your 30s things just start to change. Your youthful look seems to take a backseat to the creeping in of wrinkles or visible signs that you are getting another year older. In this competitive world and job market, men--just like women--seek alternative solutions to help them have a competitive edge against the younger competition. More men today are wanting to eliminate visible signs that they are in their 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s. That is where BOTOX can help and why more and more men are turning to the injectable scene to erase their real age.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX is derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A. Used for many years in the medical field, it is used in the aesthetic industry to treat facial wrinkles, most commonly in the forehead and around the eyes. BOTOX works by blocking the facial nerve endings, which temporarily freezes the underlying facial muscles. Daily facial expressions such as smiling or laughing, lifting your eyebrows with excitement, frowning, and even squinting at the sun are all actions that make wrinkles. Over time as we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen which makes it harder for our skin to bounce back after these common expressions are made. The result is the appearance of static lines and wrinkles even when the face is at rest. With a simple BOTOX injection, dynamic movement is limited and the result is a smoother, softer, younger-looking complexion.
Where BROTOX can help...
Men, just like women, turn to BOTOX to help treat the same problematic areas on the face. It is used to diminish lines along the forehead, to combat “crow’s feet” around the eyes, or to smooth out the “11” lines that develop in between the brows. In men, these upper facial wrinkles and lines can cause one to look tired or angry. BOTOX injections can diminish or eliminate these lines and allow men to look years younger with just a single injection.
Your BROTOX appointment and maintenance
Men throughout the greater New Jersey area come to our plastic surgery center to get their BOTOX injections throughout the year. The appointments are quick and can be done in as little as 20 minutes. Just like with our female patients, we encourage men to come back within 3 - 4 months so we can help them maintain their younger looking complexion year-round.
Hitting the gym afterwards…
After your BOTOX procedure there can be slight swelling at the injection sites, but other than that there is no downtime or recovery needed. Vigorous exercise immediately following your BOTOX appointment may cause the medication to settle incorrectly or metabolize faster. Studies have shown if men exercise right after a BOTOX treatment it can cause the BOTOX to prematurely enter the body, which can cause the results to not last as long. If you want your treatment to last, then we advise holding out on your next workout for at least 24 hours.
The stigma of men getting BOTOX is becoming a thing of the past. BROTOX treatments are on the rise and men are coming to terms that even they can grow old gracefully with some help from cosmetic procedures. BROTOX is the new era of men keeping themselves looking younger at any age! The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, NJ can help you get started towards a younger looking appearance. If you are tired of feeling old because of what you see in the mirror, we invite you to call our greater New Jersey plastic surgery office today to schedule your appointment.