Is Botox Becoming Blasé?

Before and After Botox patient
Our patient, Misty, isn’t shy about her wrinkle injections and why should she be? She looks beautiful and natural!

Denying that you’ve never had Botox injections is like insisting you don’t have on an ounce of makeup or have never dyed your hair. Who can forget Kylie Jenner’s vehement disavowal of lip fillers and the Internet’s hilarious, mocking response with the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge? In this age of people as young as 20 undergoing wrinkle injections, it’s no secret that nearly everyone, not just celebrities, is doing it. With all the TMI being posted daily on social media, it’s apparent we are living in an age of transparency (no pun intended.) At PAW we take a practical, honest approach to beauty, openly informing patients about which services we’ve tried and helping them set beauty budgets in accordance with their goals.

How many people are getting Botox?*

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Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery Statistics Report

 

Neuromodulator injections like Botox or Dysport are up by 1% over 2014, with over 6.7 million people undergoing injections in 2015. Fillers are significantly gaining in popularity, especially among people aged 20-29 (thanks Kylie!)

Popular Opinion and Botox

A quick search on YouTube for “Before and After Botox” yields about 95,500 results as of October 2016. All of these women are openly filming themselves getting neuromodulators. The top video, from YouTuber Janet D’Olivera, shows her results each day after getting her injection (see below.)

 

What’s the most telling about the video isn’t just the video itself—it’s the comments! Most people were worried about injections and are thinking of trying them after Janet’s video, thanking her for being open about her procedure.

Good on you… I’ll be trying it for the first time soon myself. Whatever makes us happy right. It’s not hurting anyone. You look amazing.

You look so incredible!!!! The difference is amazing!! Congrats on getting it done. Who cares what anyone else thinks!! You do you and enjoy that smooth baby bum forehead!!!

Hi there Janet. Thank you for your videos . So funny but very informant at the same time. I’m seriously considering getting my elevens done, just waiting for the consultant to contact me. This will be my very first time ever so just wanted to say thanks for all your info and experiences. xx P

Another video, posted July 2015 by Melissa Autry, BOTOX Before and After Pictures!! Let’s Tell The Truth People! has a frank, honest description written by Autry:

I am trying to be up close and personal with you all! Please dont judge and I am by no means saying its for everyone. But I also dont want you to think that “some cream” can give you these drastic results. PLEASE THUMBS UP FOR BEING BRAVE ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT THIS FOR EVERYONE TO SEE! love you and I always want to be honest with you. Xoxoxo

If you get a chance, read the supportive comments to see how most people are not only planning on getting injections, but have already undergone the procedure and are open about it.

Getting Injections and Setting a Budget

In the spirit of transparency, we can tell you that a man or woman over 50 who is just beginning to take care of his or her skin will have to spend a lot more to get their skin healthy than if they had started preventive care early on. Our Plaza Premium helps you set a monthly beauty budget based on your goals to help you space out your payments and treatments throughout the year. Check back into this blog for specific articles about how much Botox injections cost according to your age range and how much Botox you would need based on the severity of wrinkling. The cost of Botox depends on how much you need and how much you need depends on how deep your wrinkles are. Come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Botros to get a specific price for your skin.

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Brotox Before the Big Day: Why More Men are Getting Wrinkle Injections

Wrinkle relief isn’t just for women anymore. As the average age for grooms rises across the United States, these men, well into their 30’s or early 40’s, desire to look their best before the big day just as much as their partners. The stigma surrounding brotox, or neuromodulator injections for males, is decreasing as men take more care about their appearance and seek out wrinkle injections, among other treatments, to stay youthful looking.

Brotox Before the Big Day

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Men before and after neuromodulator injections. Photo courtesy Galderma

In Kansas and Missouri, the average age for a male to get married is around 27 years old. Compare that to the average age of male same sex couples and that age rises to about 41 years old. According to an article in the New York Times, “Till Wrinkles Do Us Part,” both heterosexual and homosexual males are increasingly seeking out medical spa services, not just for brotox, but for other services such as laser sculpting and laser hair removal.

Brotox and Staying in the Dating App Game

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With the growing popularity of dating apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid, users base their initial choice of mates on appearance alone. While the demographics of swiping apps for dating are mostly in the millennial, or 25-34 year old age bracket, a significant number of older adults are gravitate towards these apps as well. If an older male or female is attempting to attract the most swipes on these apps, it stands to reason that there is pressure to compete aesthetically with a younger crowd. Maintaining a youthful appearance is equally critical older for males and females. Dating apps could be equalizing the dating field, where affluent older men or women don’t have the edge they might have had if everything depends on a split second glance at your appearance alone.

The Male Lifestyle Trend

Michael Douglas Ages in Reverse!
Michael Douglas in 2012 on the left. Four years later on the right, looking ten years younger!

Brotox is not a new thing for males in entertainment, as many male celebrities seem to be getting younger over time. Even if your profession doesn’t put you in the public eye, there is nothing worse than being shown up by a younger looking spouse. One female patient’s husband came to PAW for brotox after having someone ask his wife if he was her father!

As females up their game, males are being challenged as well, especially as many new lifestyle brands emerge in fashion, beauty and fitness to capitalize on this trend. Men still wear sweat pants, but only if they are tailored, made of pima cotton and are paired with leather sneakers.

ULAH Kansas City

Wrinkle relief isn’t just for women anymore. As the average age for grooms rises across the United States, these men, well into their 30’s or early 40’s, desire to look their best before the big day just as much as their partners. The stigma surrounding brotox, or neuromodulator injections for males, is decreasing as men take more care about their appearance and seek out wrinkle injections, among other treatments, to stay youthful looking.

Capitalizing on this trend are Kansas City couple Buck Wimberly and Joey Mendez, who are launching an amazing men’s lifestyle and apparel store in Kansas City called Ulah (pronounced YOO-lah) October 20th at the brand new Woodside Village. They offer fashion forward men’s clothing, accessories, gifts, cards and even outdoor equipment curated for the discerning male customer. Wimberly states, “More than ever, men are feeling they have the permission to take better care of their appearance, health, and over all well being. We’re seeing this trend in fashion apparel and accessories, but also in the lifestyle realm – like skin care, fragrance, grooming, and active wear. Men are focusing more on achieving a balanced life, and that’s why our store’s assortment and experience are designed to serve more parts of their lives.”

Ulah will be having a Grand Opening October 20, from 6-9pm in their new store, at 4907 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood KS 66205. Be sure to check it out!

We at PAW are excited to offer men’s only Brotox parties, which we like to call “Bourbon and Brotox.”whiskey1We serve cocktails, appetizers and can take care of everyone in your party of 8-10 for a discounted rate! If you are getting married soon, book a party for you and all of the groomsmen. Please visit our Private Parties Page for more info!