Nationally, there has been a dramatic rise in men getting cosmetic procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons said there’s been a nearly 20 percent increase in men going under the plastic surgeon’s knife — or laser, or needle — since 2010. Much of that growth is in minimally invasive procedures like Botox or fillers. The number of men getting Botox jumped 27 percent during that span, the Society’s reports said.
While there’s no national data on why men are “getting work done,” New York-based dermatologist Dr. Robert Anolik said that through his conversations with patients, he knew ageism was a driving force.
“I see it all the time. If you are part of start-up or venture capital environment, and you are running around with people who are 25, you don’t want to look like you’ve aged out of that environment,” he said. “We are in a youth-obsessed culture right now. People want to attract millennials. Who better to understand them than young people?”