Building inspector Tim O'Reilly said he's a fan of injectable treatment Botox
Mr O'Reilly revealed he's been having the popular procedure for two years now
So far he's spent $2,000 on treatments, said it gives him a 'fresher look'
He works on construction sites and will often get a ribbing from colleagues
A new wave of men have been turning to Botox - playfully dubbed 'brotox' - in a bid to remain youthful.
Tim O'Reilly, a 32-year-old building inspector from Kirribilli, New South Wales, has been getting 'brotox' regularly for the past two years, and he doesn't have any plans to stop.ADVERTISEMENT>
Mr O'Reilly told FEMAIL said he doesn't shy away from telling those around him that he has the treatment, despite getting 'stick' from his mates.
'There are very few people that I tell that don't try and have a bit of a laugh about it and say that's such a "girl" thing to do,' he said.
'There's a definite stigma to it but at the same time, it doesn't look too over the top, it's just made me look that little bit healthier and less tired.'
Mr O'Reilly is not alone, with more men than ever proudly undergoing the treatment.
Earlier this week Telv Williams from Married At First Sight received his first treatment, and according to his Instagram page, he is now 'converted'.
Mr O'Reilly said he has a wedding coming up in June, and like anyone preparing for such an event, he wants to look his best.
And while the building inspector plans on having a 'refresher' before the big day, he revealed he has been having treatments twice a year for the past two years.
He explained he has the treatment to help relax lines on his forehead and 'just a little bit around the eyes'.
'I have some pretty decent wrinkles on my forehead which are quite deep and it [Botox] gets rid of them completely.'
Mr O'Reilly said he became interested in Botox after visiting the Double Bay clinic with his fiancée, who also has regular treatments.
'I used to think that the only people who had Botox done were people on TV or old ladies and it looked like it stretched your face out and made it look quite scary,' he said.
He said he changed his mind after seeing some photos showing more realistic results, and initially chose to have only a small amount injected.
'I really wanted to make sure I still had some movement in my face so I only got a small dose the first time because I wanted it to look natural.'
Mr O'Reilly said following his treatment people around him commented on how great he looked, telling him he looked refreshed, well rested and healthy.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Dr Joseph Akaja of Cosmos Clinic said in the past five years there had been a significant increase in male clients requesting appointments for Botox.
He said he'd noticed a huge shift away from previously held attitudes that the cosmetic procedure was only for women.ADVERTISEMENT>
'Men seeking out anti-wrinkle injectable treatments aren't looking to beautify themselves as such, more they want to look less tired and fatigued,' Dr Ajaka said.
Botox treatment for men is used to temporarily relax upper facial lines, frown lines in the forehead, and crow's feet.
While men and women use the same product, there can be a variation in amounts used during a procedure.
Dr Ajaka explained that because men have stronger facial muscles they need more product to smooth these out.
The cosmetic surgeon also said men were often introduced to the treatment through their partners which helped to demystify the process.
Although Mr O'Reilly said he doesn't have a problem in telling others he has had Botox, he thinks there still might be a way to go before it loses its stigma entirely.
'I am pretty open about having had it,' he said.
'I really don't have a problem with who knows but I do get a lot of stick from my mates.'
'They give me a fairly hard time over it but I think that's because there's a stigma.ADVERTISEMENT>
'I think it makes me look a bit fresher and healthier and no one can deny how positive the effects have been.'
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