Botox for Men
Do you believe that men don’t seek out ways to improve their appearance? Are you a male wishing you could improve your look?
Society perpetuates this myth that cosmetic procedures are virtually exclusively sought after by females. However, this is simply not the truth. When it comes to non-surgical procedures, men seek out ways to improve their appearance, and are increasingly seeking BOTOX at a rapid rate, more than females.
A recent study focusing on the trends of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for men has recently demonstrated that men are seeking out Botox more than females. While men still make up a small percentage of persons seeking non-surgical procedures, approximately 10-20% of those seeking non-surgical procedures, the rate of growth in males seeking Botox is remarkable.1
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Survey conducted a survey in 2014 and found that men made up 13.9% of those seeking IPL treatments, 12.9% of those seeking laser hair removal and 11.5% of those seeking Botox injections. The survey, which is conducted yearly, reveals that the percentage of males seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures has been on the rise since 2005. In 2005, only 8.3% of those seeking non-surgical procedures were male; by 2014 this figure had risen to 10.1%.2
With respect to Botox, the growth in men from 2005 to 2014 has revealed an increase from 9.2% to 11.5%. The growth in the rate of patients seeking Botox is growing more rapidly for men than for females. However, the rate at which patients are seeking fillers has remained the same, regardless of gender.3
At Dr. Kara Plastic Surgery, we believe that cosmetic procedures, and looking one’s best should be open to all genders. While the majority of our patients are female, we welcome males into our office and seek to reduce the stigma associated with males undergoing cosmetic procedures.
1 Fruscht, C.S. and A. E. Ortiz “Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men: Trends and Technique Considerations” J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016 Dec; 9(12): 33–43.