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SHOULD MEN ALSO GET BOTOX?

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Talks on beauty and skin health have always been considered a woman’s domain. However, a closer look at current beauty trends has revealed that men are also as eager as women in seeking the services of salons, spas, and cosmetic surgeons – from pedicures to facials to Botox. Dr. Mark X. Lowney of the Advanced Body Sculpting of New England caters to male clients who would want to erase years off of their appearance with a Fall River Botox treatment. Should men really turn to such a procedure in their quest for a youthful appearance? Find out below.

Numbers Don’t Lie

The 2012 multi-specialty procedural survey and statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that Botox tops the list amongst the most sought-after non-surgical treatments for 2011. Although males only made up 9 percent of the cosmetic procedures done for the aforementioned year, it should be noted that there has been a huge leap of around 121 percent since 1997.

Aging in Men

Increased awareness of aging’s effects on one’s appearance tops the list behind the sudden surge of aesthetic treatments and cosmetic services amongst gentlemen for the past few years. Major signs of aging in men include the appearance of glabellar lines between their eyebrows and the development of creases and folds as a result of frequent frowning, laughing, and smiling. Also, men tend to have increased alcohol consumption and more frequent exposure to the outdoors than women. Both factors can be a significant contributors to the early appearance of wrinkles.

Tougher Competition

Looking fresh and younger to stay successful in their current line of business is also pinpointed as one of the main reasons why men have resorted to Botox. Older gentlemen have felt the need to maintain or improve their physical appearance due to their younger counterparts wanting to replace them in their jobs. Males with highly pronounced lines mid-brow have been perceived as perpetually angry or stressed; nobody wants to be considered as such particularly amongst customer-oriented businesses and jobs. Botox is now seen as a career investment amongst men and a cosmetic procedure to boost their self-esteem.

Dr. Lowney warmly welcomes gentlemen seeking Botox treatments. Contact him today for more information!

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