Cosmetic procedures in numbers
The number of cosmetic procedures in the US has increased by 87% in the last 10 yrs. Minimally invasive procedures like Fotorejuvenation, Botox, Dermal Fillers, increased by 123%, while their surgical counterparts decreased by 17%. The procedures demonstrating the greatest percentage increases, as reported by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, were soft tissue augmentation, fillers (405% increase), botulinum toxin injections (324% increase), and laser light skin rejuvenation therapy (330% increase).
In 2011, botulinum toxin treatments represented 41% of all the cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. These included treatments with Botox Cosmetic (Allergan), Dysport (Valeant Pharmaceuticals) and Xeomin (Merz Pharmaceuticals). Men represented only 6% of patients. This number has increased since 2010 and reached a 268% increase since 2000.
Treatment of glabellar lines in men differs from the same treatment in women. This is because a man’s skull is different than a woman’s. Men have a larger muscle mass with a different vascularization pattern, accounting for the difference, severity and location of rhytides. A careful examination and evaluation of the severity of facial expressions should precede injections with any of the botulinum toxins – Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin.
There are few studies available evaluating the efficacy of Botox injections in men. The ones reported do specify that a higher dose is necessary to control glabellar lines in men compared to women. It is recommended to increase your dose by at least 20 IU to achieve a similar effect.
Please do not get discouraged the results are great, both men and women can enjoy equally the rejuvenation process even though a bit more costly for men than women.
At Park Avenue Medical Spa, we start with a thorough evaluation of your facial features, expression lines and YOUR concerns before we start your treatment.
Dr. Tchelebi-Moscatello is a board-certified radiation oncologist and medical aesthetics specialist with a focus on cosmetic services. She studied medical aesthetics in Paris, France, and continues to stay updated with the latest aesthetic techniques under leaders in the field to provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking results. Along with being a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, the American Academy of Medical Aesthetics, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Mesotherapy, Dr. Tchelebi-Moscatello is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.