Noninvasive cosmetic treatments continue to grow in popularity, especially among men. Noninvasive treatments can provide great results for both men and women, but men tend to have their own specific set of aesthetic concerns.
A recent study found many more men are taking advantage of the same procedures long associated with women. The study indicates that more than 1 million men had cosmetic work done in 2018 – which is a 29% increase since 2000. Nearly half a million Botox injections were performed as well as another 100,000 “filler” procedures for men in 2018.
The decision by men to try a face-lift or other procedure has been nicknamed the “Daddy-Do-Over” — referencing the “Mommy Makeover” for women.
Most men are interested in maintaining a masculine appearance yet still address the signs of aging. Common concerns for men as they age are fat pockets and fine lines and wrinkles. That is why body sculpting and injectable treatments for men can be perfect for creating a better, more youthful appearance.
Fine lines and wrinkles aren’t just common concerns for women. Many men find that the first signs of aging hinder their self-confidence. That is why Botox injections—such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®—has risen to the top of the list for medical spa treatments for men. Botox, or “brotox” when used for men, can temporarily treat the common signs of aging in the upper face such as:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Deep lines and wrinkles in the forehead
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
Depending on the goals and amount of product needed to treat the areas of concern, Botox treatments can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. There is no recovery time needed after Botox injections, and final results can be experienced in 3 to 7 days. The effects can last between 3 to 6 months and can be easily maintained with repeat treatments.
Reduction of volume in the facial area is a major factor in developing deep folds and wrinkles and why many men seek the benefits of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can address the commons signs of aging at a fraction of the cost and downtime it would take for other more invasive treatments such as a facelift.
There are a variety of dermal fillers from which to choose, but most contain a formulation of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, both of which are absorbed naturally by your body over time. The deciding factor of which brand of dermal filler to use will depend on the area of treatment, type of condition needing treatment and how long the individual wants the results to last. Fillers can:
- Restore volume loss
- Soften lines especially around the mouth
- Improve pitted scarring
- Add fullness and definition to the lips
Similar to Brotox, treatment can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Following treatment, some people may experience minimal swelling and pinkness, but should see the full effects within 3 to 7 days. Depending on which type of dermal filler is chosen, men can enjoy their results anywhere from 6 months to 2 full years.
Even though both treatments have widespread popularity, it’s important to seek a qualified provider to safely and effectively administer treatment. Having your injections from a board-certified surgeon with a wealth of knowledge, skill and training can bring excellent results.