The Wall Street titans using Botox to erase stress lines caused by the global financial crisis
18:13 GMT, 9 August 2012
It seems that the poor economical climate is taking its toll on Wall Street's titans in more ways than one.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that more men than ever are signing up for Botox to help eliminate signs of stress and aging.
And New York cosmetologist Dr Dendy Engelman said that 'Wall Street men' are the 'fastest-growing segment of my patient population currently'.
New clients: More men are signing up for Botox according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a New York surgeon has said that many are 'Wall Street men', such as the unidentified patient in the chair above
Dr Engleman, a board-certified dermatological surgeon, told Bloomberg TV: 'They just want to kind of reverse all the stress that obviously this economical climate has put on them'.
She added: 'They want to look less tired, less
wrinkled, they definitely want filler and Botox or some sort of laser
treatment to make their skin look refreshed.'
Botox is of course a protein titled botulinum toxin that is injected into the skin to help enable controlled weakening of muscles, hence the erasing of lines and wrinkles.
Smoothing out the area between the eyes, a popular tension zone, can cost anywhere between $600 and $750.
Stressful: Traders on Wall Street's stock exchange, seen above, want to look 'less tired' and less wrinkled'
Expert: Dr Dendy Engelman said 'Wall Street men' are the 'fastest-growing segment of my patient population'
Forehead prices are cheaper as surgeons normally charge anywhere between $350 and $500.
Dr Engleman added that men who sign up once, often come back for more.
Iconic location: Wall Street is, of course, home to some of New York City's highest flyers
'It's kind of the gateway drug,' she said. 'Once they see
what it's like and realise it's not changing their face, [and that] they look like them only a little better, they tend to be frequent flyers.'
She added that male patients are often very different customers to women.
'They tend to really be really nervous and tentative from the get-go,' Dr Engleman explained.
'They're paranoid, they don't want their
wives to know, they don't want, obviously, any of their colleagues to know.'
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that 363,000 men throughout the U.S. received Botox injections in 2011.
The figure was up eight per cent from 2010.
This does not mean that female patients are on the decline.
Five per cent more women received Botox in 2011 compared to the amount that underwent the procedure in 2010.
In other beauty enhancement news, toe-shortening is on the rise, as is injectable cushioning to the soles of the foot.
Botox is also being used these days as a remedy against excess sweating.