More men are getting Botox – or ‘brotox’ – than ever before, leading cosmetic clinicians have revealed.
Perth cosmetic physician Dr Andrew Clark said he is seeing hoards of FIFO workers coming to his clinic for cosmetic procedures like Botox, dermal filler and laser facials to repair damage done at work.
Meanwhile, cosmetologist to the stars Dr Josh Wall has said he has seen twice as many men coming to his Sydney clinics for Botox in the past year, including FIFO and construction workers.
He said he is finding his male patients are turning to facial dermal fillers to masculinise their look and to enhance their features.
More men are getting Botox – or ‘brotox’ – than ever, leading cosmetic clinicians Dr Josh Wall (pictured with client Wassim) has revealed
The cosmetologist said he has seen twice as many men coming to his Sydney clinics for Botox in the past year. Pictured: Mr Wall’s client Andrew gets a cosmetic injectable
Dr Clark said the stigma around cosmetic injectables is relaxing for men, and more are coming to his clinic to get work done.
‘Many FIFO workers work outside in very harsh and intensely sunny conditions which causes premature signs of skin ageing, Dr Clark said.
‘Sometimes its the man’s own desire to undo the damage motivating them to book in [but] I would say more often than not its their partner or girlfriend who drags them into the clinic [and] they become hooked!’
Mr Wall said 15 per cent of his clientele and 30 per cent of the people coming to the website are male. Pictured: Mr Wall treating Bachelorette star Carlin Sterritt
Dr Wall said the taboo around injectables was fading and he has seen double the amount of men come through the doors for Botox and other cosmetic procedures over the past year.
‘I mean you can go to the gym, you can work out, you can get a tan and all those kinds of things, but there’s not too much you can do about wrinkles,’ he said.
Dr Josh Laws (pictured) said he is seeing more men getting Botox
He described his male clients as alpha, career-oriented types.
‘The most common male patient I get, they’re young professionals, they’re real go getting guys, and they’re just ticking everything off,’ he said.
‘They’re in super shape, their careers are unreal and they are just doing everything they can to kind of put forward the best version of themselves.’
Mr Wall said 15 per cent of his clientele and 30 per cent of the people coming to the website are male and believes cosmetics for men will skyrocket in the next decade.
‘If we fast forward 10 years time, it would have to be getting close to 40 per cent … particularly in this day of social media [and Zoom] you’re constantly aware of how you look,’ he said.
He said men shouldn’t be concerned that Botox was too feminine, because the product was applied according to a client’s desired look.
‘Attitudes [are] definitely changing and I think if it’s done correctly it won’t feminise you at all. Most good Botox jobs you can’t actually tell – people just look fresher.’
Dr Wall (pictured on the middle chair with his team) said twice as many men have come through his cosmetic clinics doors in the last year
Former MAFS contestant Telv Williams said he first got injectables after he watched himself back on the reality show and didn’t like his forehead lines.
‘It was offered to me and I thought I’d give it a go. And when I saw the results I was pretty happy with them. So I continued to get it,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Mr Williams said while his mates initially ‘bagged’ him out for the procedure, a bunch of them followed suit and it has become commonplace in his social group.
‘Now most my male friends get it,’ he claimed.
‘FIFO mates and a lot of mates from back in Melbourne who are in the construction industry. And lots of guys that follow [me on social media] also hit me up about it.’
Mr Williams would not say whether he received the treatment for free.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Dr Andrew Clark was a plastic surgeon.
Former MAFS star and FIFO worker Telv Williams has admitted to taking up Botox – or ‘Brotox’ – and said he has gotten all his friends onto the procedure
Mr Williams said after he started getting injectables, his male friends in mining and construction began to get join him