Once evoked as the preserve of women, aesthetic procedures are now an acceptable option for an increasing number of men. Most individuals want to look and feel their best, regardless of their age or gender. This thought, blended with changing attitudes about cosmetic procedures has encouraged more men to seek skin med spa treatments.
The cosmetic treatment has never been gendered, but the divide is due to the cultural misconceptions of what the aesthetics are who get it. With the internet and social media, both men and women developed a greater understanding of what these procedures entail and how you can benefit from them.
Men are not shying away from aesthetic procedures anymore as they have realized how easy it can be to look more masculine, more vital, and handsome.
The same cosmetic procedures that are favored by women and just as appealing to a lot of men out there. Here are the most common cosmetic procedures men are finding it worth to consider.
With age, your face loses some of the fat, muscle layers, and bone under your skin. Wrinkles are easier to see when volume and fullness are missing from your face. In this case, dermal filler injections are an effective and safe option. However, facial rejuvenation treatments such as facelift surgery can result in dramatic improvement, fillers can greatly enhance your appearance without going under the knife and negligible downtime.
Aging affects women and men differently, and the aesthetic goals of male patients are pretty different. The common signs of aging in men are fine lines caused by exposure to UV rays, deep forehead creases, development of jowls around the jawline, and drooping of the mid-face. So, it is necessary to get the treatment from the experienced aesthetic who realizes the different needs of both the gender.
Dermatologists inject fillers into your skin to make plump and more masculine. These may include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and synthetic products.
Juvéderm® is the first and only FDA-approved filler to smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth and nose. It is perfect to reduce the tell-tale signs of aging for men. The clear gel contains a filler that contains hyaluronic acid that is found naturally in your body to provide elasticity and moisture to your skin. As you age, the hyaluronic acid levels drop in your body leading to Parentheses lines or smiles from the nose to the mouth, Marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and creases around the corners of lips.
Juvéderm replenishes the lost volume to lift and smooth the mid-face resulting in an overall youthful appearance.
For deeper facial folds and address severe wrinkles, doctors usually recommend Radiesse®. This filler stimulates the production of collagen to restore the elasticity and volume to the lower third of the face. Radiesse® works best for pre-jowl folds. Most of the men ask for filler along the jaw. A sharp chin and strong jawline are the signs of youth and masculinity for men. So, sagging jawline is the most common problem to be solved for men.
Wrinkles and fine lines aren’t just common concerns for only women. Men too, find signs of aging as a hindrance to their self-confidence. This is the reason why neurotoxin injections are at the top of the list for medical spa skincare treatments for men. More and more men are getting Botox® than any other aesthetic procedure. Botox® fondly referred to as “Brotox” when used for men, can temporarily treat the common aging signs such as:
- Wrinkles and deep lines around the forehead
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Band lines in the neck
- Corrects a gummy smile
Botox® works by blocking the nerve signals to the injected muscles, preventing the muscle from getting contract resulting in the removal of annoying pesky wrinkles.
Botox® treatments last from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on your aesthetic goals and amount of product needed to treat the target areas. The final results can be experienced in three to seven days with no recovery time.
The benefits of the Botox® extend to curb excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), along with pain associated with migraines, fibromyalgia, strokes, multiple, sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. It is even known to be helpful for men who suffer from an enlarged prostate.
From hair removal to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, lasers can treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns for men and women alike. However, anatomical differences may impact the types of devices recommended for men.
Let’s see what the famous med spa treatments for guys are.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
Also referred to as a laser peel, this procedure involves the removal of damaged skin a layer at a time with the targeted laser. This treatment is used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, brown spots, and even birthmarks. Laser skin resurfacing is often combined with other skin cosmetic procedures to minimize the appearance of acne scars by boosting collagen production and smoothing skin texture.
- Laser Hair Removal
Bid adieu to a furry back and chest! This method involves passing laser or light beams through your skin to damage the hair follicles. Men have coarser and thicker hair that needs different parameters and possibly a high number of treatments. Strands grow back lighter and finer. The more the number of laser hair removal treatments, the less you will see.
- Laser Therapy for Broken Blood Vessels and Facial Redness
The redness on the face may be due to skin conditions like telangiectasia, rosacea, spider veins, or broken blood vessels. The vascular laser improves the texture and tone of the complexion. Multiple treatment sessions are required for the best results.
Besides the above most common cosmetic treatments, men also consider other aesthetic procedures such as Microdermabrasion (to lighten age spots), chemical peels (to reduce blotches & scars), liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), and many more. After all, men deserve to feel and look good, too.
If you want to know more about skin med spa treatments for men, let us help you explore your options.Schedule an appointment for a visit at our Lansing or Mount Pleasant dermatology office, whichever is convenient for you.
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