Wrinkles, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and bunny lines are not related to women alone. An increasing number of men are opting for anti-aging treatments such as Botox for staying good at the workplace or to match their partners in physical appearance.
Health experts say that the age of treatment for men starts as early as 35 and the reasons include pressure to look good and avoid premature wrinkles caused because of high stress levels.
‘An increasing number of men between 35 years and 60 years are opting for Botox procedure to fight the signs of ageing. Over the past five years, I would say, the demand has increased almost 200 percent,’ Navin Taneja, director of the National Skin Institute in New Delhi, told IANS.
‘The majority of men are executives between 40 and 45 years,’ he added.
Botox is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, giving the face a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. It is injected by a simple non-surgical procedure.
‘The protein called Botulinum type A (Bot-A) is injected in the facial muscles, which stretches them and reduces wrinkles and sagging skin. The effects last for about 6-8 months,’ said Mumbai-based dermatologist Satish Bhatia, of Cooperage Clinic.
‘Botox can be used to relax the forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, gummy smiles, and for reshaping eyebrows and jaws. The whole procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes and is not painful at all,’ he added.
‘For men at the top management level, their job profile is such that they always have to look fresh and good, and with so much stress and hard work often frown lines appear on the face. A lot of such men are coming to us and asking for removing the frowns,’ Taneja said.
Meenakshi Agarwal, a Mumbai-based cosmetic surgeon, believes that Botox will continue to stay popular as people look to fight signs of aging.