Cosmetic Treatments for Men
Non-invasive cosmetic treatments for men have shot up in popularity in the past few years. In today’s world, there is growing competition for men not necessarily to look flawless, but to look energetic.
We’re seeing more and more male patients come in to refresh their looks. A main factor for this uptick is the number of hours men spend gazing at their own image on a computer screen. Since the beginning of the pandemic, men have spent an increasing number of hours on video calls, causing them to rethink how they view their appearance. We call this “Zoom Dysmorphia” – a term that describes the phenomenon that developed during the pandemic where more patients expressed a desire to make changes to their appearance.
Men’s cosmetic goals differ from women’s.
Typically, men want to:
- Look more rested and energized, eliminating tired eyes
- Maintain ruggedness, keeping some lines such as frown lines to look distinguished
- Look more fit with a clear complexion
Plus, men and women’s skin is quite different (and not just because men can grow beards). Men tend to have higher levels of collagen density and greater skin thickness. While men lose collagen at a similar rate to women, they don’t see changes from aging as much since they experience bone remodeling much later at age 45, while women experience it starting at age 25. As well, testosterone makes a man’s skin thicker, oilier, rougher, and sweatier than a woman’s. Even though men’s skin is different, it responds to the same types of treatments as women’s.
Most Popular Treatments for Men
Botox for Wrinkles
Neuromodulators, like Botox, are one of the most popular treatments for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. Botox helps relax skin that has become wrinkled over time due to repeated muscular contractions such as frowning and squinting.
The most popular areas to target for men are Crow’s Feet (around the eyes) and horizontal forehead lines to create a less angry, more rested, and distinguished appearance.
Fillers for Volume
Dermal Fillers are a non-invasive treatment option for men used to add volume to the skin, soften and correct wrinkles, and improve facial features.
For men, fillers are most commonly used under the eyes to treat dark circles and under eye hollows for a more awake and rested appearance, and around the jawline and chin to create a stronger, more pronounced jawline.
IPL for Complexion
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a non-invasive laser treatment that is popularly used by men to combat uneven skin tone. IPL is able to seek out specific pigments in the skin, such as redness, acne scarring and dark spots, and tighten pores for a clearer complexion.
Other than wrinkles, most men are dealing with uneven skin tone and spots on their face, which make them look older than they really are.
PRP for Hair Growth
As men age, one major issue that they face is hair loss. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Growth Therapy is an extremely popular with men experiencing hair loss. PRP uses your own blood to generate new hair as your plasma naturally stimulates hair follicle growth.
PRP is a non-invasive, effective treatment for addressing male pattern balding and hair thinning, stimulating existing hair follicles to grow thicker, healthier hair.
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