By: Dr. Burkenstock
Move over, ladies, and make some space because men are rejuvenating!
What Is Brotox?
Brotox, or Male Botox®, as well as facial fillers, are becoming increasingly popular among the male population in the past few years. Brotox injections and fillers are both fast, effective, and provide a natural, young, masculine look with no downtime. Men are more prone than women to developing lines around the upper face and brow area, and therefore Brotox targets those aging linesaround the forehead, between and around the eyes, as well as frown lines.
The Brotox treatment involves tiny, painless injections of Botox® into the main facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. Botox® is a muscle relaxant that diminishes wrinkles, improves the look of tired eyes, and softens angry facial expressions. The result is a more youthful, refreshed, and masculine look. The results of Botox® last many months.
Botox® only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement, otherwise known as dynamic wrinkles. These lines are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions. Brotox will therefore work on these expression lines, but do not have an affect on wrinkles or sagging caused by aging and gravity, or a loss of natural plumpness in the face. These are known as static wrinkles.
For static wrinkles, men opt for facial Fillers, including Restylane®, Versa®, Radiesse®, Juvederm®, are also becoming as popular as Botox® for men because of how effective and immediate they add volume to certain areas of the face, with no downtime. These fillersare not muscle relaxants, but rather dermal fillers, which are designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume, firmness, and fullness.
Men especially see the best results from contouring under the eyes with fillers to fill in the dark hollows under the eyes that come with aging and stress. The fold or deep crease from the nose to the side of the mouth (nasolabial fold) can also be rejuvenated and filled in to add more definition to the face. Moreover, frown furrows or wrinkles between the eyes can be corrected within seconds. Because fillers are so easy to mold, they are used for creases in the ears, chin area, as well as acne scars.
Because Botox and fillers do not discriminate on the basis of gender, men are now enjoying the same quick, natural-looking effects as women have been experiencing for many years.
Why Is Brotox Becoming More Popular Among Men?
Use of Botox amongst male celebrities and competitive body-builders has been commonly known for decades; however, today, men are not only receiving Brotox treatments to compete with other men in the workplace and their day-to-day lives, but they are also asking for these treatments in order to impress others on social media and dating apps. As social media- facebook, Instagram and others continue to expand- our culture is leaning further towards a youth-focused world in which younger or younger looking men are generally seen as being more skillful, smarter, and happier than their older male counterparts.
With the rise in recent years of social media as a lifestyle, there is no surprise that there has also been a significant rise in male Botox patients the past decade. The influence of social media and dating apps has made men also sensitive to their appearance. With the increasing pressure to look their best online, men are opting for affordable, minimally-invasive treatments to give them that extra confidence.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not only women who care how they look in photos; men care immensely how they look in photos and are just as sensitive to the comments posted online. In fact, plastic surgeons estimate that nearly 20 percent of their clients are male, As of 2017, Botox® for men makes up almost 10 percent of all cosmetic procedures. Instead of feeling insecure on a job interview, first date or even posting a picture online men are choosing a quick, affordable, and lasting confidence booster with the Brotox procedure.
Visit www.skinbodyhealth.com and schedule a consultation with Dr. Burkenstock to find out more information on how Brotox or fillers can give you the extra boost of confidence you have been looking for!
Dr. Kelly Gilthorpe Burkenstock is an internal medicine physician, and is a longstanding member of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology. She has locations in New Orleans and Mandeville.
For more information, please call 985-727-7676 or 504-888-2829.