It’s an irrefutable fact that more men are getting cosmetic procedures. Unlike yesteryear’s, non-surgical procedures are much in demand not only because they give iimediate results sans the anesthetic risks but also because the social stigma about it has toned down and hence ,more men than ever are refusing signs of aging with which theyarent much pleased. The overall trend regardless of gender is toward more non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and this is likely associated with societal destigmatization. Injectables, lasers, rejuvenation therapies and other nonsurgical procedures are increasingly being used by men to help ward off the fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss and stubborn fat pockets associated with age, lifestyle, gravity and genetics.
So let’s take a peek at the most popular nonsurgical procedures that male patients are opting for :
Botox (or Dysport)
More men are getting Botox than ever before, as many feel that maintaining a youthful appearance helps them gain a competitive edge in the workplace as well as to have that poise and tenacity in social media world. Botox injections (onabotulinum toxin A) other than relieving the migraine and treating excessive sweaty palms, offer up quick, in-office answers to the unwanted wrinkles and lines that can give off the appearance of tired look , age, exhaustion, anger and sadness. Botox which temporarily prevents a muscle from being hyperactive ,can smooth a furrowed brow or iron out an ever deepening groove between the eyebrows. By blocking the nerve signal, Botox keeps the muscles involved in any repetitive facial expressions at bay, temporarily banishing the offending furrow/groove. Botox can also help treat overactive sweat glands on palm, soles, underarms as well as scalp,also migraine& jaw-clenching. A turkey wrinkled neck gives a creepy feel to women and men both, but it’s especially much bothersome to guys because it can give heavier and wider appearance.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers:
The popularity of hyaluronic acid fillers, continues to rise. Hyaluronic acid a natural substance which has the unique ability to attract, absorb and retain moisture, other than acting as a lubricant and a shock absorber in joints, is also present in skin layers, cartilages and eyes . Men have a more prominent supraorbital rim, a larger forehead, and flatter cheeks that are more angular and hence Men have twigged to the fact that injectable fillers are an effective way to fill age-related lines and folds around the mouth and eyes, and to replace lost volume in the lips, cheeks, jawline and even hands and neck. For guys with a naturally weak chin, an augmentation can change the contour and size of the chin as well as the defined jawline for a more masculine facial structure.
Nonsurgical Fat Reduction:
Even the most disciplined and passionate Gym-lover will typically have little pockets of fat they just can’t budge despite repeated weight trainings and workouts. With the latest advancements in body contouring technology, there are options out there to remove fat and sculpt muscle like, CoolScuplting, Em Sculpt, Exilis, Thermage, Ultherapy to name a few . These noninvasive body contouring treatments use heat (ultrasound,radiofrequency) or cold (cryolipolysis) therapy to damage the fat cells without injuring the top layer of skin. It’s an effective, noninvasive and in-office treatment to reduce gym-resistant fat that might be lingering on the belly, hips, butt and thighs,arms and even on the chin and jawline. Also the Huge ‘ LOVE HANDLES ‘ in Men, which are not so loved, can be reduced, thanks to the non surgical devices. The double chin is a big area of concern for many male patients. A new therapy which is doing rounds is the fat dissolving/lipolytic injections which are especially approved for double chin area.
LASER HAIR REDUCTION:
As Men are too body conscious now and the trend of bodybuilding just doesn’t seem to fade away, they aspire to have their chiseled body just as clean and hairless as it can be. Advances in laser hair reduction and the arrival of improved equipments have made it so easy for most men, regardless of skin type and hair texture and color, where they can successfully and safely remove unwanted hair. With treatment having near to no downtime, it’s not hard to understand laser hair removal’s popularity amongst men. So if you are a man and experiencing unususal hair growth on the body then this is the best painless treatment for you.
BEARD SHAPING :
Whether it’s a 3 to 5-day stubble or a look accentuating more contoured jawline, flaunting a beard has become a cool style statement. To create the right contrast and clean look you need those cheekbones around the eyes area framed neatly to end in a clean neck and jawline. Laser hair removal allows you to have growth only in the beard zone. No more worries about collar rash or upper cheek hair. The advanced laser hair removal probes are equipped with a super chilling effect to make the sessions almost pain free. A clean neck and jawline gives you the leisure to always be ready for any occasion.
HAIR RESTORATION AND DENSITY CORRECTION :
Hair thinning can affect men of all ages,Typically begins around the forehead and on top of the head. Therefore, many men experience thinning of hair as part of the early stages of their hair loss.Other than aging and lifestyle, factors that can contribute to hair thinning include stress, some medications, and medical conditions. Apart from maintaining healthy diet, lifestyle ,the treatments proving beneficial for hair density corrections are Laser, Stem cell therapy & PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma). PRP therapy for hair restoration is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp where density correction is needed every 2-4 weeks. For more advanced hairloss and baldness hair transplant or restoration surgery has proven to be very helpful aesthetically too.
HAIR TRANSPLANT :
The technological advances in the field of hair transplant as well as min risk and post procedure care has made Hair Transplant one of the most sought after treatment for baldness which can be premature, hereditary or due to other illness. About two-thirds of men experience hair loss by the time they are 35 years old, increasing it to much higher digits by the time they hit half century of their age. Androgenic alopecia commonly referred as male pattern baldness, is one of the issues men deal with most. Hair transplant is an outpatient procedure that uses micrografting technology called as follicular unit extraction(FUE) which involves just taking the follicle(which can have 2-3 hairs) from the back of the head which is considered the permanent hair zone and then transplanted into bald area. The healing is very rapid and the entire procedure is scalpel and suture free and is done as day care procedure. Patient is wide awake throughout the procedure as well as can take breaks in between,if needed. The success rate is high satisfactory results. This is also effective treatment for Beard hair and Eyebrow hair Transplant.
The biggest causes of uneven skin tone in men are hyper pigmentation, sun spots, and acne scarring and obviously them shying away from the use of sunscreen. Excess melanin gathers in certain areas causing dark spots or hyper pigmentation. Picking or scratching acne can cause scars on the skin. Treatments like Superficial as well as deep chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fractional laser like Co2, Erbium, also high beam lasers Q switch and ND YAG laser have proven very beneficial with high satisfaction but sunscreen is first and must.
FACIALS AND LASERS :
Most men have embraced the importance of a everyday skin care regime or at least a moisturizer and sunscreen routine, but statistics show that more men are embracing facials and laser as a nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedure to treat wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and other discolorations and pigmentations. Winter is kind of a beast to our skin. As the cold air and harsh wind can leave face feeling raw and red,Temperature wreaks havoc causing flakiness,dullness ,slumping the barrier. Medical grade facials restore moisture,reset skin and help in better blood circulation, giving the Men the desired glow & suppleness. Laser rejuvenation therapies work by targeting tissue directly with photothermolysis and can be used for a number of treatments, including pigmentation, scarring,sun-damaged skin, wrinkle reduction, acne, and overall complexion renewal.
So, whether the concern is a double chin, wrinkles, uneven and not so contoured jawline, looking tired, or have facial redness, unusual hair growth, there are many non-invasive treatments which can be safely performed and opted for, at our comprehensive medical and aesthetic dermatology practice.
Having a human body isn’t a gender-specific event. For that matter, neither is aging.
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2013 survey on dermatologic procedures