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Botox is becoming increasingly popular. You might be surprised, however, at the group that’s really latching on to the procedure. Consider a recent article for WGME 13 titled “‘Brotox’: More men are getting Botox than ever before.”

Katie Sampson of WGME 13 writes, “Botox injections used to be the ‘dirty little secret’ people didn’t want anyone to know about. But over time, doctors say it’s become more accepted, and there are numbers to back it up. The slogan at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England is ‘refresh your confidence.’ It’s what Dr. Maria Atkins aims to do for her patients every day. Non-invasive procedures like lasers, facials, fillers and Botox. ‘We have grown to one of the largest Botox sites in New England really north of Boston,’ Dr. Atkins said. Dr. Atkins says the stigma attached to Botox has started to fade. ‘Botox has gone from the dirty little secret that nobody wants to tell about to very commonplace,’ Dr. Atkins said. And as the procedure has evolved and so has her clientele. ‘I think that it used to be probably 95 percent women and I think our male population has now grown to about 15 percent of our Botox patients,’ Dr. Atkins said. From business men to farmers to construction workers are getting what’s been nicknamed ‘Brotox’. ‘Often times what brings people in is, you know, life change, divorces and things like that, you know, they just want to feel more confident with who they are,’ Dr. Atkins said. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 400,000 men received Botox injections in 2014, marking a 337 percent increase since the year 2000. Dr. Michael Bedecs says the benefits of Botox go beyond the surface and can help with things like blood pressure, depression and weight loss.”

If you are considering Botox for wrinkles, you need a surgeon you can trust. Dr. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

With Dr. Moulton-Barrett, a Botox and Xeomin treatment only takes a few minutes and the results can be seen in just a few days. This treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, uses a fine needle to inject the Botox and Xeomin into specific facial muscles. Also, this procedure requires no anesthesia and can take place right in your physician’s office. Although no anesthesia is required, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.

If you’re considering Botox, contact us for a consultation.