Isn't Botox Only For Women?

"Isn't Botox only for women?"  A gentleman who had presented for a consultation recently asked this question, in pretty much these exact words.

His wife had encouraged him to get Botox, especially to treat very significant crow’s feet that he had developed.  She still thought he was handsome, but was concerned that the crow’s feet made him look overly tired and stressed.

Our answer to his question was what you may have expected: No, not at all.  When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Botox 20 years ago, it is true that the vast majority of people receiving wrinkle reducing injections were in fact women.

However, especially in recent years, the number of men receiving Botox has risen dramatically.  In just the past 3 years, men all over the world have received a total of over 1 million Botox treatments.

Despite stereotypes in modern culture, particularly in the Western world, most men do actually care about their appearance and are choosing Botox to help.  In terms of areas of concern, recent studies of men 30-65 show that 80% of men are concerned about their crow’s feet, 74% about their forehead lines, and 60% about their scowl lines.

Overall, the majority of men of all ages want to look good.  Although women are still the majority of the total Botox users, the percentages of men receiving Botox continue to increase each year.

If you or a man you love is concerned about the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, and/or scowl lines, call us either in Augusta at (207) 873-2158 or in Scarborough at (207) 303-0125.   If you're not sure if Botox is right for you, we can set you up with a free consultation to help you make that decision.