It’s a known fact particularly within the recent generation, that the way we look plays a vital role in how we feel, our self-esteem and our confidence. We want people to see the best in us – and of course we should focus on our personality and ourselves as a person, being our best version. But in saying that, it is known that women can feel the pressure of maintaining their youth and beauty. Many people won’t leave the house now without a least a little bit of makeup on! However, recently we’ve seen an increasing number of men that are also doing more to take care of their personal appearance and we think, as long as it’s making you happy, then go for it!
According to research by Kantar, 33% of men in the UK say they consistently use face creams and products on their skin and are showing more of an interest in maintaining their youth. Alongside this, we have seen more men opting for the non-invasive anti-wrinkle treatment so much so that it has earned its own nickname—Brotox.
So why are more men taking the plunge and preserving their youthful glow?
The main aim of aesthetic treatments is to make people feel more confident in their own skin. As we age, we often become aware of any fine lines and wrinkles, which could lead to feeling conscious of our appearance. Measuring ourselves by the harsh beauty standards set by society can have adverse effects on us on a psychological level. Evidence suggests that Botox may reduce these symptoms – leading to a boost in self-confidence and esteem. We’re not saying that less wrinkles = less worries, but if it helps to make people feel more confident in their skin, then we think that’s a positive.
The leading reason why men (and women) are starting to look to Botox, is because it’s a relatively non-invasive procedure compared to a facelift. It is a quick non-surgical fix to wrinkles and takes up almost no recovery time. The most popular areas to get Botox are on the forehead, frownlines and smile lines around the eyes and mouth.
But Botox doesn’t just stop at aesthetics. When it was first approved by the FDA in 2002, it was mainly used as a tool for improving aesthetic appearance but over the years, it has also proven to alleviate some physical conditions;
Lets be honest, no-one really likes to sweat. It’s never fun running a mile to the station so you don’t miss your train, only to have to stand up the whole journey flustered with sweat on your top lip. Or on a night out with your friends and you’re conscious of sweat patches showing through your dress.
However, there are solutions. If you have to deal with excessive sweating, you may want to look into Botox. When injected into the area in question, Botox is able to inhibit nerve cells responsible for producing sweat. While this is not a permanent fix, it can last for 6 months.
When injected into the underarm, to reduce excessive sweating, the injections have an 87% success rate. We offer this treatment here at Simply – it’s a really easy and painless way to sort what can be a big problem. Men don’t sweat any more than women, but it can be something that both genders are conscious of.
Apart from reducing sweat, Botox has another popular use. People use micro-botox to combat oily skin and reduce enlarged pores. Using Botox for this reason can mean you’ll see a large change in the texture of the skin, giving it a more seamless finish.
There are many reasons why Botox can be beneficial for both genders, but with the increasing popularity of aesthetics in this generation, it definitely is not just for women.
If you have more questions on the procedure visit us at Simply Clinics. We cater to 3 main locations in London: Southgate, Hammersmith and Uxbridge (with more locations coming very soon!). Our Botox services include packages for sweat management, eye- lifts and brow lifts among other areas of the face.