More and more young men in Finland are turning to cosmetologists with a request to “freeze” their facial muscles. They believe that real men do not have to show their emotions, and regard it as a sign of weakness.
According to Finnish media, injections freezing facial muscles are most popular among men under 30. They visit cosmetologists to look more masculine, but as a result, their face becomes a mask.
According to the professor of gender studies at the University of Tampere, Taina Kinnunen, the fashion for a complete lack of facial expression is rapidly spreading in the world.
The expert says that something has changed: we have become panicky about aging, and the flaws in our appearance drive us mad. She noticed that sometimes the desire to have a frozen face brings the Finns to cosmetologists and surgeons.
The expert adds that she has often heard such stories from doctors. The client is a king for them, but the effects of such plastic surgery are almost impossible to eliminate.
According to statistics, the number of Finns who have turned to plastic surgeons and beauticians before reaching the age of 30 has increased by 50% over the past decade.