The taboos that once applied to men seeking plastic surgery are finally falling away. Today, many men are seeing just how effective cosmetic treatments can be for looking young, fit and masculine, even after the effects of aging have started taking their toll.
If you have ever considered a skin treatment for improving lines, wrinkles or other problems, you are far from alone. Both men and women can benefit from the same great treatments. Not sure where to start? Here are some great cosmetic treatments for men to consider this year.
Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin
Botox for men has been called “Brotox” by some, but in the end it’s all the same for both men and women. These formulas are injectable treatments that temporarily reduce the facial wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, at the corners of the eyes, and any other wrinkles in high movement areas that are giving you trouble. These wrinkles are “dynamic,” meaning they are caused by a lifetime of movement—laughing, smiling, and frowning. Luckily, botulinum toxin treatments like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can reverse dynamic wrinkles for about 3-4 months at a time, with a simple injection procedure and no downtime. These treatments can be repeated to maintain results.
Unlike Botox and similar products, facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane improve facial volume and “static” wrinkles caused by volume loss. These fillers are also non-invasive and convenient, and they tend to last a few months longer than Botox—typically 6-12 months. Fillers can do more than fill in wrinkles, however; they can also subtly sculpt the face or restore some lost facial volume for a more youthful look. There are many different fillers available, so you will need to consult with your plastic surgeon about which formula is best for your needs.
A new FDA-approved injectable, Kybella solves a common problem many men struggle with: excess fat underneath the chin. Unfortunately, double chins occur all the time due to genetics, aging, or weight gain, and they can be a problem for even very fit men. This area tends to become a stubborn problem area that won’t resolve with diet and exercise alone. Kybella is a non-invasive treatment that gradually destroys fat cells under the chin for a slimmer, more contoured appearance. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart to allow the treatment to work, and typically 2-6 sessions are required to achieve good results.
Plasma & Laser Resurfacing
Laser treatments are a classic procedure for rejuvenating the facial skin, but today plasma resurfacing is also an option. Both laser and plasma treatments work by heating the deep layers of skin to stimulate new collagen formation and encourage dead skin cells to fall off, revealing rejuvenated skin underneath. Modern lasers involve much less downtime than they once did, and plasma treatments also offer shorter recovery times. These treatments can improve the overall appearance of the skin, as well as treat brown discoloration, wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, and acne scars. Plasma resurfacing can be performed under local anesthesia and can stimulate collagen for up to a year following treatment.
Peels can be a great skin refresher or a more in-depth anti-aging treatment depending on the chemicals used during treatment. A chemical solution is carefully applied to the face and left on for a precise amount of time, allowing dead cells to be destroyed. The chemicals are then neutralized, leaving the skin to heal and peel for a few days. You and your plastic surgeon can discuss the different options for peels during your consultation if you think a chemical peel might suit your needs.
As we age, skin begins to lose elasticity and often begins to sag. This sagging is especially visible in areas like the jaw, forehead and neck, and it can make you look older and worn out. Pelleve is a non-invasive treatment specifically designed to treat lax, hanging skin. The treatment is nearly painless, and it stimulates collagen production for months following treatment. After collagen production has been stimulated, patients can expect to gradually notice tighter, firmer skin and a more youthful appearance from just a few treatments that require no downtime and take under an hour.
Benefits of Cosmetic Treatments
Many men who undergo cosmetic treatments experience a boost in self-esteem and confidence that can be a boon in both personal and professional settings. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments generally require little to no downtime but result in long-lasting rejuvenation that can help you look the age you feel. For almost any aesthetic problem that’s been bothering you, there’s a treatment that can help you look and feel better about yourself.
Schedule Your Consultation
Many guys want to make a decision about what treatment they want before they step into our offices at Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, but we advise coming in with an open mind and discussing your goals with Dr. Bentkover so he can help you make a decision. Dr. Bentkover is a board certified expert with decades of experience in performing cutting-edge treatments, and he can help you determine which procedures are likely to get you the best results. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, get to know Dr. Bentkover, and learn more about anti-aging treatments. To schedule your consultation, call our offices at 508-363-6500 (Worcester, MA location) or 617-247-0033 (Stoneham, MA location) today!