The Modern Man, Cosmetic Dermatology & Brotox
GQ magazine has touched on a very common issue with men “of a certain age”. Growing older is often associated with aches, pains, an inability to rebound and now, a lack of testosterone. Paired with that comes an issue of questioned self-worth and self-esteem. Men have started to take more of an initiative to take the plunge into vitamins and cosmetic services to make them feel toned and youthful again. GQ states that we are on the cusp of the “Age of Bro-Tox”
Have you considered this guys? Maybe just one time to test it out? Think you’re the only one that has pondered what you might look like without the wrinkles between your eyebrows? You’re not alone.
“It’s becoming more and more common for men to take the plunge into Cosmetic Dermatology, and Botox specifically,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified Dermatologist cosmetic skin care expert in Austin, TX. The Modern man is becoming more interested in staying youthful, and this has driven him to have a grooming routine that could be considered as rigorous as the opposite sex.
“We have been receiving a multitude of male patients that are just as concerned with the appearance of their skin as women are.” Many men are unaware of the various uses for Botox® and other cosmetic procedures. It can help with the softening of the facial wrinkles and folds. “Men are just as susceptible to frown lines and crows feet, and are now wanting to do something about it,” Dr. Hanson says.
“There is often a stigma with cosmetic dermatology that tends to categorize taking care of your skin as something only women do, but I think this belief is starting to fade now, as we are seeing a rise in male patients.”
“In some cases, there’s almost a different motivation for men,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “I have a number of male patients in sales, IT, leadership roles in their companies that see aesthetics as there was to get ahead. It’s almost a competitive advantage on the job front, having both the insights and experience with ‘youthful’ energy and enthusiasm.”
Cosmetic dermatology can also help with loose and lax skin on the face, around the eyes and neck. Dermal fillers are also becoming popular amongst men and can help restore volume in hollows, deep folds, or in areas where acne scars have left depressions or recessed areas. Men are also becoming more open to other procedures beyond Botox®, including facial peels, skin brightening, and skin tightening. Your dermatologists can also help decipher the causes and ways to combat hair loss.
“Most procedures can have you in and out of the office within a very short time, and are minimally evasive,” notes Dr. Hanson. Depending on the procedure, appointments might only take 15 to 20 minutes, and you can start to see results almost immediately.
“Taking care of your skin and remaining youthful is something that both women and men can feel comfort in,” says Dr. Hanson. “Many of my male patients are very fulfilled and enjoy the results from various cosmetic procedures.”
So before you are quick to judge, why don’t you give a thought as to weather “Brotox” might be a good option for you! You never know if you’ll like it until you try it.
If you are a man who is curious as to how a procedure might benefit you, contact Sanova Dermatology today!