More than one-half million injectable treatments were performed on men in 2013, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Men are beginning to tune into the advantages provided by these quick procedures that require no downtime. Injectable procedures are allowing men to maintain their youthful appearance much longer, which can be beneficial for both their professional and personal lives.
Botox Cosmetic for Men
The most common injectable treatment sought by men in 2013 was Botox Cosmetic. This neuromodulator effectively relaxes facial muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look. Botox is commonly used to treat the following concerns in male patients:
• Frown Lines – vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows
• Crow’s Feet – fine lines that appear in the outer corners of the eyes
• Horizontal forehead creases
• Chin wrinkles and dimpling on the chin
Botox works best on lines and facial creases that appear during the formation of certain facial expressions, known as “dynamic” wrinkles. These lines respond particularly well to immobilizing key facial muscles, which prevents the facial wrinkles from forming in the first place. Botox Cosmetic may be recommended as a preventative measure for younger patients, as well as a means for smoothing away wrinkles that have already formed in older patients.
Men are also seeking hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. Dermal fillers are used to reduce the appearance of “static” wrinkles – wrinkles that are always present. They can also be used to restore volume to areas like the cheeks and chin. Fillers can be used specifically to treat the following concerns:
• Nasolabial Folds – lines extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth
• Marionette Lines – extend from the mouth to the jawline
• Vertical lip lines above the upper lip
• Loss of volume in the cheeks or jawline, or a receding chin
Both dermal fillers and Botox are temporary treatments that require follow up treatments to maintain results. The time between treatments will depend on the specific formula used and the individual patient. Because these treatments involve no downtime afterward, men can enjoy positive, discreet results without worry those around them will know they paid a visit to the plastic surgeon.
At Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery, Drs. William and Jeffrey Umansky use injectables to treat both men and women. Our goal is to make sure all of our patients feel comfortable with the treatment they choose and the service they receive. To learn more about our options in injectable treatments, contact Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery at 888-418-7756.