The secret’s out. Men are putting their best face forward more than ever before, and there’s no shame in admitting it. While the old adage of men (and women too) get better with age still applies, it doesn’t have to mean what it did generations ago.
Both men and women want to look and feel their best – for their own confidence and for a more professional, polished look. As a result, the number of cosmetic enhancements for men have tripled in recent years, with neurotoxins and dermal fillers among the most popular elections.
While cosmetic procedures are more accepted and popular for various reasons, the differences in men’s and women’s faces affect which procedures are most common.
Since 1997, there has been a nearly 300 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures performed on male patients, and neurotoxin and dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvederm are themost common. In fact, cosmetic injections have increased in men by 81 percent since 2010 and 254%since 2000. The most common areas that men wish to address are the squinting lines to the sides of the eyes, commonly called “crow’s feet”, the vertical lines between the eyebrows commonly called “frown lines” and the horizontal lines across the forehead. By treating these areas with neurotoxins, you are able to achieve a discreet improvement in your overall appearance. People will simply think you look more rested and and refreshed…and of course, younger!
Do you grind/grit your teeth or wear a bite guard? If so, Botox can be injected into the powerful masseter muscle responsible for this behavior. Many patients achieve complete relief with this procedure done every 3-4 months.
If you suffer from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, Botox injections may be the answer you have been looking for. Injected into the area (underarms, palms of the hands, soles of the fee) every 3-4 months could be a life changing improvement for this condition.
Another way to up your game and look your best is with the use of facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Women know all about these, but men are also using them to look their best. Most commonly treated areas in men are the under eye area or “bags”, the nasolabial folds, which is the fold between the nose and mouth that becomes more pronounced as we age, and the lines around the mouth known as “puppet lines”. Addressing these areas with fillers is another tool in our arsenal to prevent looking tired and old.