Men, men, men, they love a good ol’ shot of Botox. Counter to what one might expect, there seems to be a ‘masculine’ revolution happening behind closed doors. More men than ever before are flocking to their doctor’s offices for non-invasive cosmetic procedures. It’s as if they’ve just discovered that a simple injection here and there can prevent and hide wrinkles.
As a millennial, I view Botox as part of my regular maintenance routine, in fact, I get it done every six to nine months, following my doctors recommendations, of course. Around a month ago, I went in for some touch-ups and thought to myself – why do men never discuss what they get done with one another? Is cosmetic surgery not considered ‘masculine’ enough? I mean, many men refer to Botox as ‘bro-tox,’ which, you have to admit, is quite funny. But, it’s 2022, and we’re throwing toxic masculinity to the curb. Let’s discuss all things Botox!
Living through a pandemic is the diametric opposite of a glow-up. Last year, plastic surgeons reported a 70 percent spike in men requesting injectable procedures, with Botox and fillers proving most popular. A recent survey revealed that 11 per cent of men believed that the various lockdowns had aged them by five years. Many men want to look healthy and young, but they also do not want to look like they have had anything done. Many are seeking to enhance their natural appearance with younger-looking skin. To a lot of them, it’s as simple as matching their physical appearance with how they feel on the inside, because aren’t we all young at heart? So why Botox?