In recent years, men have been seeking cosmetic procedures at an increasing rate. While men tend not to talk about their procedures very much, they represent a significant and growing percentage of all cosmetic procedures. Botox, dermal fillers, body shaping, and skin resurfacing are the four most common procedures men seek.
Botox in Men:
Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in men. When men are treated with Botox, particular attention must be given to the eyebrow. In men, the eyebrow is more horizontal whereas in women it can be more arched. It is important when treating a man that the Botox be placed in such a way that it does not arch the eyebrow. The goal of the treatment is to reduce forehead wrinkles, create a more relaxed look, and maintain the more horizontal orientation of the male eyebrow. Care must be taken to not over-treat the male face with Botox.
Dermal Fillers in Men:
With aging, men lose facial volume just like women do. This is especially true of men who are fit and do not have as much body fat. It is important when restoring facial volume in men that a more masculine look be maintained. This requires placing fillers more in the front of the face and not on the sides. In addition, men benefit from a stronger jaw line and chin, and this too can be achieved with appropriate use of dermal fillers. It is best in men to start conservatively and replace lost volume gradually over time until the desired final result is achieved.
Non-Surgical Body Shaping and Fat Reduction in Men:
Non-surgical body shaping procedures are very popular among men. Men commonly treat the extra fat on their abdomen and love handles that they cannot get rid of in spite of a healthy diet and a good exercise program. The goal of these procedures is a trunk that tapers down from a broad chest to a slim waist. Men especially like the no downtime and no recovery aspect of these procedures as well as the fact that the results are permanent! The removed fat does not come back. Our office has a full complement of body shaping lasers and devices. We will make sure that you are treated with the device that is best for you.
Skin Resurfacing in Men:
Men with active outdoor lifestyles often find that their skin is aging faster than they wish. Excessive sun exposure often results in the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, wrinkles, and dull skin. Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can greatly improve these changes in the skin. Two or three Fraxel laser treatments results in significant improvement in skin color, reduced skin blotchiness, a reduction in abnormal brown spots and brown pigment, and a brighter rejuvenated complexion.
We anticipate that more and more men will undergo these procedures in the future. We invite any man who is interested in any of these aesthetic procedures to make a complementary appointment with Dr. Anterasian.