What’s the Deal with ‘Bro-tox’ and Botox for men?

Over the past few months, we’re hearing increasing chatter on the internet of ‘Brotox.’  Yes, that’s right.  Increasingly, more and more men are turning to Botox® cosmetic to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  If you’re a man in your 30’s, chance are by now, you’ve started to notice some of the signs of aging.

With the sagging economy in the United States over the past several years, increasingly men have turned to Botox® to give themselves an edge in the job market.  It seems that experience in the job market itself is valued until you’re seen as having too much experience or being too old.


Botox itself is one of the number one forms of cosmetic procedures offered by doctors.  In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 385,000 men in the United States got Botox injections last year (source).

In general, men typically require more units of Botox than women.  The reason for this is because men have strong facial muscles requiring more units.  In general, a typical visit for a man looking to get botox will take upwards of 35 units–depending on how many areas targeted.

For more information about Botox cosmetic, visit the Allergan website.  If you’re looking for a south side clinic in the Edmonton area, follow the link.

Common areas for Botox Cosmetic:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunnies (nose)
  • Golf-Ball chin
  • Masseter muscles
  • Smoker’s lines