Virginia BOTOX® treatments are no longer just for the ladies. Cosmetic injections are now in wide use among male patients as well. In fact, the number of men in the United States who received BOTOX injections nearly tripled from 2001 to 2007. Roughly 300,000 or 7% percent of the population who underwent BOTOX injections were men.
Facial Problem Areas for Men
Men typically receive BOTOX injections to minimize the appearance of the two vertical lines between their eyebrows that make them look angry. Removing these lines can give men a more “approachable” appearance, which can be beneficial both personally and professionally.
Studies reveal that some men seek out BOTOX treatment to help improve their appearance and boost their confidence. Some men believe it gives them an advantage in the dating world others see it as a career investment to make them more competitive in the job market and more successful in their profession.
Other Uses for BOTOX® Among Men
Recent studies reveal that BOTOX injections can also help men with enlarged prostates, a condition that affects men age 60 and above. Other medical uses of BOTOX for men include:
- Excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis)
- Debilitating muscle spasms
- Anal fissures
- Certain eye disorders