Long considered the primary territory of women, aesthetic treatments are increasing in popularity among men. Looking to gain a competitive edge in the workplace, enhance results from time at the gym, and generally look more rested and healthy, men are finding the advances in cosmetic treatments to be good fits in meeting their life goals. Find out the most sought-after aesthetic treatments and how they give men the appearance they want.
Unlike women, who usually want to soften facial features, men tend to want to have a defined jawline and chiseled features, which often symbolize strength and determination. Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and chin implants are popular surgical procedures that can help increase definition on the nose and jawline. Men often want to get rid of extra pockets of fat below the chin and in the neck, which can create a double-chin. The injectable Kybella is a synthetic form of acid naturally produced by your body. Increasingly, men are using Kybella, which helps get rid of fat by dissolving fat cells so that the treated area can no longer store fat. Men are also pursuing liposuction to eliminate the larger fat pockets beneath the chin.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, there is nothing more frustrating than working hard and not getting the results you feel you’ve earned. Fat can be just such a source of frustrating, being resistant to diet and exercise. Men who want to see their bodies reflect those early mornings sweating it out are using liposuction. Liposuction can help eliminate stubborn fat along the abdomen, the flanks (“love handles”) and the chest (caused by a condition called gynecomastia). Once treated, the body can have the contoured and fit look men desire. Men who prefer a non-surgical body contouring procedure are using CoolSculpting, a noninvasive treatment with little downtime.
Just like women, men want to preserve a youthful appearance. Looking younger in the workplace can help allay fears of being outphased and overlooked. Having a full head of hair can help achieve that younger look. Hair restoration has advanced hugely in recent years. Of the newer treatments for hair loss, follicular unit extraction (FUE) is one of the most desireable. In FUE, small clusters of hair are extracted from one area and relocated to balding or thinning areas on the head. It only takes about 6 months to start seeing pronounced regrowth.
Men don’t necessarily want all of the lines and creases in their faces erased. Some creases in the face lend themselves to creating the rugged look, which many desire to give the appearance of tough masculinity. However, men don’t want to look wrinkled or stressed. As such, they are seeking treatments to help achieve a relaxed and rested look. Botox is very popular with men -- a Botox injection can erase the furrows in the brow, lines around the eyes and creases on the forehead. Many men are also pursuing dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane. Dermal fillers are quick treatments with little downtime that help plump the skin, causing lines and folds to fade away. Some men are choosing surgery as a way to achieve a rested look. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps to lift drooping eyelids and reduce the bags under the eyes.
More men are pursuing non-surgical treatments that help give their skin a younger, healthier glow. Microneedling, laser treatment and chemical peels are well-liked by men looking to revitalize their skin. Laser treatment can help reduce scarring from acne as well as eliminate discoloration and sun damage. Like laser treatments, chemical peels remove the top layer of skin and refreshes the skin’s appearance. Microneedling uses small needles to puncture the top layer of skin, stimulating collagen production, which gives the skin a firmer and more toned look.
Your smile is one of the first things you can show to someone, whether your aim is to impress, disarm or encourage. Men who know the power of a smile are turning to dental treatments, one of the most desired cosmetic procedures for men. Invisalign is one of the more popular products, using clear trays, or “aligners”, to slowly and discreetly straighten your teeth. Men who have damaged teeth are also seeking cosmetic crowns to improve their smiles.
Contact Vanguard Dermatology in the greater New York City area to schedule a consultation with one of their board-certified dermatologists. The staff at Vanguard can advise and treat you so that you achieve the look you desire.