Botox Cosmetic injections have come a long way. What used to be considered a secret cosmetic treatment for many women is now more popular than ever–and men are following suit.

According to a new study in the journal Cosmetic Dermatology, the number of American men getting Botox injections—which relax the facial muscles to minimize lines and wrinkles—has skyrocketed 258 percent over the past decade or so.

“My male patients are much more open and proactive about their appearance-related concerns now,” says lead study author Whitney Bowe, MD, assistant medical director for cosmetic and laser services at Advanced Dermatology P. C. in Ossining, New York. “Male patients who have tried Botox look better, feel better, and believe it gives them a competitive edge. There’s also less of a stigma associated with cosmetic procedures nowadays.”

The same article also mentions that according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 450,000 men received Botox injections in 2016, marking a 400 percent increase since the year 2000.

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia from RG plastic surgery in Nashville, Tennessee encourages men to at least find out how Botox could work for them.

Are you interested in Botox? RG Plastic Surgery located in The Gulch in Nashville, TN can assist you with your Botox Cosmetic injections for fine lines and wrinkles.

Our highly trained and qualified nurse injector, Betsy Moran RN and Dr. Ramirez Gavidia, are available to answer any potential questions you may have before treatment.