Traditionally, when you think botox, you think women. According to a new study in the journal Cosmetic Dermatology, things are changing. The number of men using Botox has tripled since 2001. It’s up 258 percent. Why the increase?

For one thing, there is less of a stigma with cosmetic procedures these days. Men also report increasing pressure to maintain a more youthful and attractive look in a highly competitive job market and are looking for anyway to get an edge. Studies show a youthful appearance helps generate more revenue and can help in finding a new job. It’s not only due to looking better but feeling better with increased confidence when presenting yourself in the workforce. There are even clinical trials on the mood-enhancing effects of Botox. A study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology demonstrated the ‘paralysis of the frown muscles leads to less facial feedback for negative emotions. Consequently, a negative mood is harder to maintain’.

Another suggested reason is the increase in divorce rate. Entering back in to the dating scene at an older age can be intimidating and men are willing to try anything to increase their chances.

Whatever the reason may be, men are happy with the results, just as women are, and rightfully so. Botox has been smoothing out lines and wrinkles in the face for years and is most popular among minimally invasive procedures. It’s a quick appointment with no down-time and lasts approximately 4-8 months. The first step is coming in for a free consultation with Dr. Thompson to determine if it is right for you. Call (801)776-2220 for your free consultation.

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