Posts Tagged ‘botox’

Botox Has Increased Popularity Among Men

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

BROTOX- as defined by Urban Dictionary, “botox when used on a male, usually something he doesn’t want you to know about.”

Brotox may be a corny term, but corniness aside, treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and the newest competitor, Xeomin, are gaining popularity among men.  Vanity isn’t just for the ladies anymore!  Men are looking for ways to preserve their youthful apperance as well.

According to a report featured on Good Morning America (By SUZANNE YEO), gifting Botox for men was all the rage for the holidays.  According to the report, “Last year, more than 300,000 men  got Botox… That is a 10% increase from the previous year.”  It would seem that men aren’t trying to go for a fully frozen look, but rather something more subtle.  A Miami area plastic surgeon interviewed in the piece says the trend among men is to “soften up this look to just give a more approachable appearance.”

So the next time you notice that distinguished gentleman next to you, you’ll never know if he’s just aging gracefully, or if he had a little help from the tox!!




To read more about what was featured on GMA, please click on the following link:

A New Weapon in the Fight Against Wrinkles

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

xeominMove over Botox and Dysport, here comes some competition!  Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) was recently approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.  Xeomin has been widely used in the past to treat cervical dystonia and blepharospasm.  With the recent FDA approval it can now be used to treat frown linesXeomin is manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, the same company that manufactures Radiesse dermal filler.  Xeomin doesn’t contain the same complex proteins as its competitors, which could potentially decrease the risk of certain side effects.

Dysport Gaining Popularity

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

dysport_logoDysport, approved by the FDA in 2009, has been widely used in other countries for years.  And in the U.S., it is quickly catching up to it’s competitor in popularity.  In fact, a report published in the Los Angeles Times (Botox face-off: Choice of toxin may matter (at least for crow’s feet), June 21, 2011) says people prefer Dysport over Botox for the treatment of crows feet wrinkles.

According to the report, researchers conducted a “randomized, double-blind” study in which subjects were treated with Dysport on one side of the face and Botox on the other.  Researchers found that after 30 days “two-thirds of the patients said they preferred the Dysport side of their face.”






To learn more about Dypsort, please click on the following link: Treatment with Botox and Dysport

Self Esteem Boosters: Botox and Dysport?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

SDC15212When you look better, you feel better… at least that’s according to a recent study published in Dermatologic Surgery, November 2010.

To come to that conclusion, researchers studied 100 patients who were injected with either botulinum toxin A or placebo saline.  They were then asked to take surveys to rate their quality of life and self esteem two weeks after treatment, then again 3 months after treatment.  For the patients that were treated with botulinum toxin A, researchers noted improvements to how they rated their quality of life after receiving treatment.

To learn more about Botox and Dysport, please visit the following link: Botox/Dysport

Cosmetic services becoming more appealing to men

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Photo found in Practical Dermatology, September 2009- "Battle for the Sexes: How to Market Cosmetic Services to Women and Men" by Charles Crutchfield, III, MD

Men are slowly moving more and more into cosmetic procedure territory.  Cosmeceutical and over the counter products are being designed specifically for men, and recently men are “having more positive attitudes toward cosmetic procedures.”  According to an article by Charles E. Crutchfield, III, MD, “men increasingly represent a new patient base for cosmetic dermatologists.“  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men underwent 1.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2008 and 82% of that number were minimally invasive procedures (Battle for the Sexes: How to Market Cosmetic Services to Women and Men by Charles E. Crutchfield, III, MD, Sept 2009 Practical Dermatology).  Listed below are the most popular minimally invasive procedures among men, according to Dr. Crutchfield’s article:

1. Botox/Dysport

2. Laser hair removal

3.  Hyaluronic Acid fillers (Restylane/Juvederm)