Men like females have many aesthetic or cosmetic wants and needs. It is a common misconception that women are the only patients for popular non-surgical treatments. The truth is that many men opt for cosmetic procedures, and in increasing numbers each year. While some concerns are unique to men, there are signs of aging akin to both males and females, such as wrinkles, loss of facial volume, saggy skin, dyspigmentation, etc. At Cerulean Medical Institute, our skin care experts help patients boost their confidence through effective treatment options. Here are the top five non-surgical treatments for men.
1. Botox for Men
Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging procedures for any patient, so it comes as no surprise that it is among the most highly-requested procedures among men. Often called “Brotox,” the injection process is more or less the same as any other Botox injection at higher doses.
Men typically opt for Botox when they see wrinkles and lines in the eye, brow, or forehead areas. This can include “eleven lines” between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, or horizontal forehead lines. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles that create etched wrinkles from squinting or frowning. The wrinkles in these areas are thus reduced and softened. Dr. Chetty places Botox precisely to ensure that patients can still express themselves and results appear natural.
In some cases, Botox is also used for medical purposes. The treatment can be beneficial for those with migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), or teeth grinding and TMD.
Botox is not permanent, and results typically last for about three to four months. Men often find that their results will gradually last longer as they receive maintenance injections over time.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are increasing in popularity for both men and women thanks to their versatility. These injections can be made to soften wrinkles or folds near the mouth and nose, refine the jawline and chin, lift and contour the temples and cheeks, or smooth out scarring. Some men may also choose dermal fillers to create more symmetrical or flattering lips or to subtly and non-surgically augment the nose. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that adds volume and a hydrated look below the skin. The product safely breaks down over time, allowing men to try the procedure without committing to permanent results. Depending on the dermal filler used, results last anywhere from one to two years, and maintenance injections can be scheduled to keep up and improve your enhanced look.
3. Body Contouring & Skin Tightening
Even the most active men can face stubborn areas of exercise-resistant body fat. Nonsurgical body contouring options are becoming more and more effective as technology advances. This can help men contour areas like the abdomen, back, or flanks for a more athletic look.
Aging and weight loss can also result in some areas of loose or sagging skin. Several treatment options are available which use radiofrequency energy or ultrasound to stimulate collagen production, effectively tightening loose skin on the face and body for a more flattering and youthful appearance.
4. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can be a great option for a range of cosmetic concerns that men may face. In addition to signs of aging like skin laxity, wrinkles, or sunspots, a chemical peel can improve hyperpigmentation, scarring, and rough or uneven skin. A chemical peel uses a solution which is applied topically to the face and carefully timed by your skin care specialist. This solution works to break the bonds holding damaged or old surface skin cells in place for effective exfoliation. This results in improved and healthier skin tone and texture. Chemical peels are available in a range of depths including superficial, medium, and deep options. This also allows men to choose the option that will suit their cosmetic goals and lifestyle, selecting superficial peels if they can’t afford the downtime of a more invasive procedure. During a consultation, Dr. Chetty can help you determine the best chemical peel for you.
5. IPL Photorejuvenation
While more men are getting invested in their skincare routines, they are still less likely than women to use daily SPF or professional quality products. This means that many men face common issues like discoloration, sunspots, wrinkles and fine lines, or sagging. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation is a good option for many patients to treat these common issues. IPL works by targeting the irregular pigmentation with rapid flashes of intense light, which heats and removes the unwanted pigmentation. At the same time, the treatment triggers new collagen production for a more youthful appearance. Most patients receive about four to six IPL treatments, which are typically scheduled four weeks apart.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about your best non-surgical cosmetic treatment options for men, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chetty at Cerulean Medical Institute in Kelowna, BC. Call our office at (778) 402-3696 or contact us online to book your first appointment.