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Do You Brotox? Men Are Getting More Botox Than Ever

According to a new article by Health Day, over the past ten years Botox treatments for men have increased by 258 percent. In 2010 alone, more than 336,000 men had Botox treatments to enhance their appearance.

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“I think the stigma of it to men has dropped,” said Dr. Stephen B. Baker, an associate professor and program director of the department of plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. “These days, you can get it done everywhere but a gas station, and maybe in some states even there.”

Men tend to use Botox to smooth out a furrowed brow that otherwise makes them look angry, said Baker and Dr. John Sherman, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

“Most of the men, what bothers them is the forehead wrinkles and the wrinkles between the eyebrows,” Sherman said. However, the doctors agreed that men tend to request spot treatment for smoothing of specific facial details whereas women tend to want a complete makeover. “Men want a little more subtlety than women,” Sherman said. “They want movement of the face, but they don’t want deep furrows in their forehead.” Men also tend to prefer Botox because the effects are temporary, lasting only three to four months, Sherman added.

Treatment usually costs $200 to $300 for men, the doctors said. The most common complications are small red bumps or bruises where the shots are given, but those generally fade quickly. The Botox shots take effect in four or five days, and some men have to go back at that point for a touch-up if one side of the face has responded better to the shot than the other.

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