For many years men sat idle, wishing they could do things to improve their appearance, while their female counterparts happily went for treatments. This is no longer the case. There has been an explosion in the number of guys having aesthetic treatments. Men cite the allure to be improved job success, better social competition and enhanced image and self-confidence.
The non-surgical procedures favored by men include BOTOX® COSMETIC, laser hair removal, laser liposuction, laser treatments (especially Fraxel) and dermal filler injections, such as Restylane. The most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men include Liposuction, eyelid surgery and face lifts.
Men routinely comment about how wonderful the overall experience at Reflections is and how comfortable they felt. Many guys first come in for laser hair removal and then proceed to do other treatments.
Men do need special treatment, however. Because of the difference in their skin and facial structure, the goals of therapy and techniques utilized are different than those for women. It is important for men to be treated by physicians who regularly treat men.
We have compiled a list of popular treatments men get:
Laser Hair Removal
This very popular therapy can be performed on all areas of the body, including the back, shoulders, upper arms, chest and abdomen, neck and face.
Removal of unwanted tattoos has become a very frequent treatment performed for men at Reflections. After a series of treatments using an array of the most advanced tattoo removal lasers we can erase that tattoo and reduce it to just a memory.
Adult and adolescent acne is a common concern among males of all ages. Hormonal factors, the uniqueness of a man’s sebaceous glands and skin and lifestyle issues must be taken into account when designing a treatment program.
Treatments like the Isolaz ppx system can be used to treat the face as well as the back.
Rosacea is a common reason men seek care at Reflections. The troubling signs of this condition include localized facial redness, broken capillaries, red bumps and pustules and enlarged tissues of the nose. Treatment consists of laser and pulsed light therapy in combination with topical or and oral medicines.
When present in a male, acne scars are often a significant concern. Unlike females who can use makeup to hide these scars, males have no way to camouflage these imperfections. Due the nature of male skin, these scars are often deeper as well.
Laser treatments provide a wonderful means to improve the appearance of acne scars and these treatments can be provided with minimal or no downtime today.
There are many different types of lasers and other devices used to rejuvenate a man’s skin and his appearance. Most guys prefer procedures that require little or no downtime. The choice of technology utilized must take into account the thickness of male skin, the hair bearing portion of the face and the unique set of aging concerns males have.
It is recommended that men seek care from aesthetic physicians who own and utilize many different devices for facial rejuvenation so that a treatment can be tailored to their specific needs. Some of the more popular procedures used for men include Fraxel laser rejuvenation, Portrait PSR resurfacing and Vbeam Pulsed dye laser for broken capillaries and Rosacea.
BOTOX cosmetic is a very popular treatment for men due to its ability to create a more relaxed, youthful look with little risk and no downtime. Due to the size of a man’s facial muscles, more BOTOX must be used compared to a female to achieve a comparable result. The forehead, frown area and crow’s feet are the most common areas treated. As many men have heavy, low set brows, care must be taken not to lower the brows with BOTOX Cosmetic therapy. It is advisable to seek care from a physician who regularly treats men to achieve the most natural, long lasting results.
Dermal fillers such as Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse are very popular with men today due to their ability to soften the facial contours including the nasolabial folds and provide a more youthful look. Due to the thickness of male skin, we prefer to use more robust fillers like Radiesse, Perlane and Juvederm Ultra Plus.
Laser liposuction is ideal for men who are in good shape but are looking to achieve their ideal body contour. It can help eliminate small- to medium-sized fat deposits and tighten the skin in the abdomen, love handles, upper back, upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Laser liposuction is also ideal to treat fat deposits that have accumulated in the chest area, often referred to as male breasts or gynecomastia.
Mesotherapy is a non invasive means of reducing fat and cellulite. In males it is used to target stubborn areas of the body which no longer respond to diet and exercise regimens.
Stretch marks are imperfections in the skin that develop in a male after a period of rapid weight gain or muscle growth. Present on the arms, shoulders, hips or torso, these marks are often unsightly and cause great aesthetic concern. The best course of action today consists of a series of Fraxel laser treatments in combination with the Vbeam laser (if redness is present). See Stretch mark treatments for more details.
Liposuction is a very popular treatment for men who are looking to slim their waistline and remove the love handles. Used after diet and exercise have achieved their maximal benefit, the results of liposuction can’t be duplicated with any minimally invasive therapy today.
Cosmetic surgery was once limited to women, but that has dramatically changed. Using specialized procedures and technologies designed for men, plastic surgery is welcomed by men who want to address a variety of cosmetic concerns. Whether it be a treatment to tighten sagging skin, remove unwanted fat or to remove the bags under the eyes, these treatments can make you look and feel as vibrant on the outside as you feel on the inside. See Cosmetic surgery for more details.
Massage and Body
Massage and Body treatments are a favorite among men. Whether it is a Reflections signature or sports massage or a relaxed exfoliating salt scrub, please get ready to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Back facials and Sapphire Photo Abrasion
These two treatments are very popular procedures to treat acne prone skin on the back and face as well as for general facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.