More Men Getting Botox, Or Rather, "Boytox"


The number of men getting Botox tripled from 2001 to 2007, so expect to see reports of a hot new trend: “boytox.”

Though the number of men getting Botox injections has increased, it still only amounts to 300,000 men, or 7% of the total Botoxed population. But, as with the terms “manorexia” and “manscaping,” now that the media has noticed that practices once exclusively thought of as female actually aren’t, a new term has been created for guys. According to a Time article on the trend, though both sexes use the injections to smooth out wrinkles in the forehead, men use Botox differently than women because they want to get rid of vertical lines between their eyebrows, but don’t worry about crow’s feet. Also, according to anecdotal evidence, “boytoxers” are different from “girltoxers” because, “They get so jacked up worrying that it will hurt,” says nine-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz, spokesman for Allergan, a company that produces Botox. “Maybe that’s why women have babies and we don’t.” [Time]

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