Quick question: what types of men use Botox? Famous Hollywood actors and public figures – sure. Industrial workers, car enthusiasts and real estate analysts – really?
It’s true. Botox use among men of all kinds is on the rise. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 336,000 men received Botox injections last year. That’s more than two and a half times the number performed in 2000! The rugged face of modern male Botox, which extends far beyond the Hollywood elites and East Coast metrosexuals, was discussed in a recent feature on Good Morning America.
Male Botox Users on Good Morning America
- Marc, a Detroit industrial worker who repairs cars in his spare time, received a Botox session as a Christmas present from his wife. He’s targeted his frown lines and crow’s feet and loves the results, although he admits his brother thinks the whole thing is a little odd.
- Julio Mendez also received a Botox voucher for Christmas. He can’t wait to say goodbye to lines on his forehead.
- 29-year-old actor Johnny Markoudakis likes the fact that he looks less stressed and more laid-back.
- Jason Grange, a 41-year-old real estate analyst, says that he’s been “hooked” on the procedure.
All across America, plastic surgeons have seen more and more men pursuing Botox, facial fillers, and other minimally invasive procedures. In the 21st century, it’s become more socially acceptable for men to care about their appearance. Botox, Perlane, Restylane, and Juvederm have been deployed to target wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and sagging features.
Traditionally the product of women, Botox has become another tool in the male arsenal. According to plastic surgeon Anthony Griffin, who was interviewed by the Daily Mail, “it’s still a competition in our society for looks and, you know, better-looking men get paid more, and they get prettier girls.”