The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that total cosmetic procedures for men rose 22% from 2000 through 2012. In the one year from 2011 to 2012, Botox use among men rose a striking 6%.
The Wall Street Journal hypothesizes that this trend may reflect social "pressure to look young to find employment." Elizabeth O'Brien, in the October 16, 2013 issue of the Journal, writes:
"While the unemployment rate for people 55 and older is lower than for other ages, it takes baby boomers much longer to find work if they lose their jobs. The duration of unemployment for job seekers 55 and over is 50.4 weeks, compared with 34.2 weeks for those under 55, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Sara Rix of the AARP Public Policy Institute."
Plastic surgery used to be a market that focused on women, but with the drive to stay competitive at work sending men under the needle or the knife, it's now everyone's domain. If you are a man interested in Botox or other cosmetic procedures, you are in good company.