Botox for Men More Accepted Than Ever Says Dr. Wigoda

Botox for men is becoming much more acceptable, says plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda.

Call it a rise in ‘brotox’.

Botox for MenMen are increasingly getting injected, to stay youthful and dynamic at the workplace.

While the cosmetic surgery industry was largely driven by female patients, that is quickly beginning to change.  Where their once was a stigma attached to men walking into a plastic surgeon’s office, today clinics are treating a growing number of male patients, not only for corrective surgery, but the same youth-a-fication needs, such as wrinkles, that women have long sought treatment for.

“The number of men coming into my office for botox treatments, even during peak hours,  are increasing every year,” Dr. Wigoda explains. “It’s becoming more accepted by men to treat their wrinkles through this minimally invasive procedure.”

According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, botox was by far the most popular procedure for men in 2012.

  • Of the over 6 million people who used botox in 2012, nearly 400,000 were men, up seven percent from 2011.
  • The next most popular procedure for men was laser hair removal, which just under 200,000 men were treated for.
  • Overall plastic surgeons have seen a steady increase in male customers over the last few years. According to the ASPS, 22% more men had some type of cosmetic procedure in the year 2012 than in 2000.
  • Botox for men has clearly been the most popular procedure. Compared to 2000, there was a 314% rise in male patients in 2012.

Even celebrities like Simon Cowell have admitted using botox to stay youthful.

“These days, men, just as much as women, are looking for every advantage to stay and look healthy later in life,” Wigoda adds, “and they are no longer embarrassed about appearing vain, they want to look good, and botox is an effective and safe way for them to do so.”

A single botox treatment can last four months, so Botox, like many less invasive procedures, have little downside to them, according to Wigoda.

Contact Dr. Wigoda today for a free consultation at 954.463.7088.

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