It might seem more common for women to receive aesthetic treatments or skin rejuvenation treatments, but men also want to keep their youthful looks so that they can stay competitive in the workplace and dating scene. Men also deal with rosacea, sunspots, uneven skin tone, acne, wrinkles, and undereye bags. These non-surgical treatments are preferable for some patients because you can achieve subtle, discreet changes with no pain, no downtime, and no scars.
- How do men rejuvenate their skin?
Men can rejuvenate their skin and improve texture, tone, and appearance with lasers, chemical peels, microneedling, and injectables.
- What makes a guy look old?
Greying hair, drooping skin, wrinkles, and undereye bags can make men (and women) appear older. Luckily, there are many cosmetic procedures available to treat these concerns.
- How can a man make his face look younger?
To keep your skin looking youthful, use a dermatologist-grade skincare routine with moisturizer, an exfoliator, a cleanser, and sunscreen. You can also receive skin rejuvenation treatments like chemical peels, skin resurfacing, or laser light treatments.
- How can a man get model skin?
For healthy, youthful “model” skin, wash your face once a day and use a chemical exfoliant with glycolic acid, lactic acid, or salicylic acid. You can also receive chemical peels, microneedling, and laser treatments to keep your skin fresh and healthy.
What Causes Men to Consider Cosmetic Treatments – and How Can They Ensure a Natural-Looking, Masculine Result?
One of the most common reasons to undergo male rejuvenation procedures is to improve signs of aging. As we age, collagen and elastin production decreases and our skin becomes loose. Collagen and elastin are two proteins in our skin that give it structure and support. Without collagen, wrinkled and sagging skin forms. Skin rejuvenation treatments can temporarily “reverse” those aging effects (or at least their outer appearance) for a more youthful appearance.
Desire to Make Small Enhancements
Non-surgical rejuvenation allows men to make subtle, natural-looking changes to enhance their bodies and achieve better confidence. These treatment options can be customized for dramatic changes or small tweaks. Dramatic changes can also be achieved gradually so that no one notices a cosmetic procedure was done.
Men choose to receive rejuvenation treatments for a variety of reasons. They may feel that their face is not masculine enough because they have a “weak” jawline or soft features. Like women, men may also feel self-conscious about wrinkles and sagging skin. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments can treat all of these concerns and restore healthy skin and self-confidence.
Wrinkles are caused by a variety of factors but don’t always require surgery to correct. In fact, there are some non-surgical wrinkle treatments that are becoming increasingly popular among men.
Botox uses botulinum toxin A to temporarily paralyze the muscles and prevent them from contracting. If your muscles are unable to contract, wrinkles cannot form on the overlying skin. Botox smooths frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and other facial wrinkles and mild folds.
Dermal fillers use a hyaluronic acid base to plump and hydrate the skin. At Reflections, we offer a wide variety of fillers including Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Each of these fillers is uniquely formulated to best treat specific conditions such as volume loss in the cheeks, undereye hollows, or an undefined jawline.
As men age, their skin begins to lose its youthful elasticity and support in the form of collagen. Skin tightening has the goal of stimulating new collagen growth and tightening the skin for a more youthful look.
Sofwave uses ultrasound energy to generate heat and stimulate collagen production beneath the surface layer of the skin. This procedure is completely non-invasive and can be used on the brows, cheeks, jawline, and neck. You can achieve tighter, smoother skin with results lasting up to a year.
Ultherapy is another skin tightening procedure that uses ultrasound waves and focused heat to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin surface. Ultherapy uses 3D technology to carefully focus the energy on different areas to treat mild and moderate facial folds and wrinkles.
When skin quality begins to decline, it can make you look older than you really are. Regular maintenance of your skin can help it remain healthy, supple, and young-looking.
RF microneedling combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy (RF) to tighten the skin and smooth wrinkles or facial folds. Using fine needles in a pen-like device, RF energy can be directed deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production and plump up the skin.
The Fraxel laser is a laser skin resurfacing treatment most often used to repair sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scars. Skin resurfacing eliminates dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and increases the production of collagen fibers to promote healthy skin cells and a brighter skin tone. Unlike other skin resurfacing procedures that remove the entire outer surface of the skin, the Fraxel laser creates small grooves in the skin’s surface to create a smoother complexion with less recovery time.
The Clear + Brilliant laser is a gentle skin rejuvenation treatment that only treats the outer layers of the skin. This laser treatment improves skin texture by reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Clear + Brilliant is safe for all skin types, but people with more sensitive skin should be cautious when using this laser to treat melasma or brown patches on the skin.
Men tend to accumulate fat in different areas than women, meaning they require a special approach to fat reduction. Without a healthy lifestyle in place, men can accumulate stubborn fat as they age.
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat cells which are then flushed out by your body’s natural metabolic processes. SculpSure uses heat to melt unwanted fat cells that are then flushed out by the metabolism. These treatments are often used under the chin and around the jawline to eliminate the pouch of fat that develops under the chin and recontour the jawline, or on the love handles or belly. However, they can be used pretty much anywhere on the body.
The tradeoff with these non-surgical treatments is that you’ll need to do many more sessions to achieve the same results as lipo, and the results take months to develop. They may seem like a more affordable option, but once you factor in the number of sessions you’ll need to achieve the same result, they tend to be as expensive as laser lipo.
Liposuction or Laser Lipo Under Local Anesthesia
Smartlipo and Vaser are popular laser lipo treatments that uses energy to break up stubborn fat so that it can be gently removed without the need for general anesthesia, and with a much easier and shorter recovery. It’s also more affordable because you don’t need to hire an anesthesiologist or perform it in the hospital. The trade-off is that you cannot be as aggressive or treat as large of an area as you can with traditional liposuction. Because men are in general larger, they often find they need traditional liposuction to be able to safely treat all of the areas they want to, in a single session.
Our plastic surgeon provides traditional liposuction under general anesthesia, and he often uses Vaser or Smartlipo technologies as well – it’s just that under general anesthesia, he can be aggressive and treat the entire body comprehensively and fully.
So we offer both, and they’re each right for the right patient. We offer free consultations for laser lipo with Dr. Wix-Harris, so start there if you want to consider that as an option.
EmSculpt uses electromagnetic energy to induce muscle contractions and sculpt the underlying muscles for a toned, contoured appearance. This treatment is commonly used on the abdomen and buttocks.
“I have had rosacea my whole life, and as a guy, I can’t use makeup to cover it and I was afraid to seek care. I had a combination treatment of vBeam laser and pulsed light and my skin looks a lot better. Guys out there, don’t hesitate to go for treatments!”View My Story
At Reflections, we understand that men’s rejuvenation requires different techniques than women’s skin rejuvenation. Unlike novice injectors, our experienced injectors can provide rejuvenation without feminization and give you enhanced, masculine features. While women often request dermal fillers to add volume to the cheeks and lips for a more feminine appearance, we often add filler to the lower face in men to add structure to the jawline and achieve a more pronounced chin. Men’s skin is also thicker than women’s which impacts the techniques we use while administering filler.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon and a team of cosmetic and laser physicians bring a unique blend of skills and experiences to create a customized treatment plan that will meet your goals. Our team takes the time to discuss your individual aesthetic goals and takes into account your unique facial anatomy to create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results. No two patients are the same, which is why we take the time to treat each individual person instead of applying a “one size fits all” approach.
To learn more about Male Skin Rejuvenation at Reflections, contact our office today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skilled injectors to discover which treatments are right for you.
- Can men have a spa day?
Absolutely! Everyone deserves time to relax and give their bodies a healthy refresh. Aesthetic or medspa treatments are for everyone.
- What are the most popular cosmetic procedures for men?
Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men are liposuction and dermal fillers, which can be used for a non-surgical nose job, neck lift, or chin augmentation. Men commonly wish to treat acne and acne scars, undereye bags, the jawline, and forehead wrinkles or frown lines.
- Why do men get cosmetic treatment?
Men receive cosmetic treatment for a variety of reasons. Sometimes treatment is reconstructive and other times men simply want to enhance their appearance or reduce signs of aging.
- Do men also do plastic surgery?
Yes! Plastic surgery for men is extremely common and there are even some procedures such as gynecomastia that are designed specifically for men.
- Is there a difference between male and female plastic surgery?
Although the same plastic surgery procedures can be performed on men and women, there are some slight changes in the surgical technique. For example, a male rhinoplasty may be performed to broaden the nose while a female rhinoplasty often slims and lifts the nose.