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Jul 05, 2023
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Imagine this: A male, high-powered executive for a company worth billions arrives on Wall Street to meet with investors a week before a massive IPO. What is he wearing? What does he look like?

For generations, the answer was easy to guess: an older gentlemen in a suit, likely in his 60s—a figure who exudes wisdom and experience. But in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg, twentysomething CEO of Facebook, met with investors dressed in a hoodie and jeans.


His arrival at a formal meeting in clothes you could buy at Wal-Mart signaled a sea change that had been occurring for years—CEOs are getting younger and younger. In 1980, the average CEO was 59 years old, and according to data from, that number has dropped to 56. Some of the most well-known CEOs today are barely 30, with few of them hitting 50.


Because successful companies are seeking the agility and innovation young leaders offer, male professionals are pursuing the same youth-restoring cosmetic procedures women have been using for over a decade.


Men Seek Cosmetic Injections More Than Any Previous Generation


The number of men seeking Botox injections alone has grown by 376% from 2000 to 2016 (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons). While dermatologists still largely cater to women—only 10-20% of cosmetic patients overall are male (The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology)—men in competitive careers have begun turning to cosmetic procedures to maintain a youthful appearance. Bodybuilders, C-level executives, and professionals with public brands have all used cosmetic injections for years.


Here’s why high-level male professionals turn to injections:

  • Fuller, less-baggy eyelids
  • Youthful cheeks to combat gauntness
  • Fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes
  • Reduce or eliminate the “furrowed brow” look

Generally, men will appear older than women at the same ag (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons). The cause is partially biological—but men are also more likely to lead lifestyles that leave their skin more damaged. Limited sunscreen use, minimal skin cleaning, and more frequent UV exposure eventually takes a toll on man’s youthfulness.


Cosmetic Injections Are for People of All Genders


Men have just as much to gain from cosmetic injections as any other gender. Our specialists have improved the lives of masculine individuals who wanted to gain the edge at their jobs, re-enter the dating scene with confidence, or wanted to undo years of neglecting their skin. Kessel Dermatology has helped hundreds of men build confidence in their appearance and themselves.


Arrange a consultation with our Trenton dermatologists to learn about the best procedures for you. Contact us today at 609-890-2600. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or book one online.