Why Are Men Considering Facial Rejuvenation?
In today’s high-pressure, fast-paced, and competitive workplace, men are under increasing pressure to look vital, young, and dynamic. Unfortunately, the passing years, and the endless demands begin to take their toll, leaving them looking tired, sluggish, and old. While injectables like BOTOX® and fillers have long been popular with women for their effectiveness at facial rejuvenation, in recent years, a rapidly growing number of men have started to enjoy their benefits. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men made up approximately 10% of non-surgical procedures, and this percentage is a continuous upward trend.
Botox® is the most common procedure sought out by men. Treating forehead lines as well as frown lines between the eyebrows can do a lot to make a man’s face look more youthful, and soften an angry or tired appearance.
In addition, dermal fillers such as Teosyal® and Juvederm® are ideal for men. The most common areas that men treat with dermal fillers are the cheeks and the nasolabial folds. Facial volume declines with age due to a loss of fat and a reduction in bone mass, and the resulting drooping skin and folds creates an aged appearance. Dermal fillers can be strategically placed to impart a more contoured and chiseled appearance, which can make men look more masculine and attractive.
What Kind of Injectable Treatments Are Most Popular Amongst Men?
While men can technically receive any of the injectable procedures that women do, there are certain treatments that are more commonly pursued by the male population:
- Forehead Lines and Frown Lines: Male patients oftentimes complain about their forehead lines and frown lines as they feel that deep grooves in the upper region of the face impart an angry or stressed out appearance regardless of whatever their emotions happen to be. When Botox is strategically injected into the forehead, the appearance of these lines will soften for a duration of 3 to 4 months. Men typically require more Botox than women as their skin is thicker, and thereby requires more product to create a comparable result.
- Nasolabial Folds: Loss of facial volume over time leads to a sunken appearance, and causes the mid-face to descend to the lower region of the face. This process ends up creating deep nasolabial folds, which ages the appearance. Male patients will often complain that they look tired, and it is largely due to this loss of mid-face volume. By adding a filler product such as Juvederm to fill the loss, volume is restored, which serves to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, and prevent deep grooves from developing in the first place.
- Bags Under the Eyes: One of the most common concerns amongst men is the appearance of bags under the eyes. Depending on the severity of the problem, this is an area that can be treated with fillers, especially when performed by a practitioner that is well experience in dealing with the delicate under eye area.
- Improving Facial Features: The ideal masculine face is angular with a strong jaw. For this reason, men who have a weak chin or just a soft appearance in general will sometimes seek out plastic surgery to correct their chin or jaw area and give them a more defined look. Rather than resort to surgery, many men are pleased to discover that some of these issues can be corrected with injectables. Popular options include using Botox to reduce the size of the masseter muscle which gives the jaw a narrower appearance, or injecting dermal fillers to make the nose straighter or to create a more defined chin.
What Should Men Consider When Getting Injectables?
While many men are interested in improving their appearance and regaining a more youthful look, the most common sentiment is that they want to look natural. They don’t want the fact that they have received injectables to be obvious. Furthermore, there are different aesthetic ideals between men and women. Facial features that are more angular and sharp are more associated with masculinity than are soft, rounded features. These are various considerations that an injector should keep in mind when treating male injectable patients. At Skinjectables, we have a sizeable male clientele and our nurse injectors have therefore acquired an abundance of experience in meeting the specific needs of male patients.