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The male aesthetic market is taking off, with more and more men looking for treatments to help them look and feel younger. Unfortunately, in their younger years, some men may have not worried about their skin-care regime or protecting themselves from the sun. As such, they potentially age poorly when compared to women – developing wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and signs of environmental damage at an earlier age.

Men have the same desire for a natural yet youthful appearance as women, but are perhaps driven by different goals – such as a changing and more competitive workplace that increasingly values youth and appearances. 

Some of the treatments that are more popular with male patients are unpacked below.

Men and Their Favorite Medical Aesthetic Procedures

1. Botox

It is possibly the most popular treatment amongst men for fine lines and wrinkles.  

2. Intravenous vitamin drips

These drips deliver essential vitamins and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream for maximum absorption. They can be used proactively to maintain optimum health, vitality, and performance. They also support the treatment of a variety of acute illnesses and chronic conditions. 

3. Vampire facial

A vampire facial or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a procedure that uses a patient’s own blood to trick the body into healing and repair. This popular procedure is great for men requiring collagen induction to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

menPRP will assist with the firming and tightening of the skin and improve moisture retention. PRP is also amazing for men suffering from Alopecia (hair loss).

4. Micro-needling

Medical micro-needling is another form of collagen induction therapy (CIT) that is popular with men.  The idea behind micro-needling is that it creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface. This then induces the body to respond with the formation of new elastin and collagen, as well as new capillaries, for an improved blood supply in the treated area.

5. Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances. They are designed to erase wrinkles, augment lips, and enhance volume. They are also used to restore the youthful contour of the face by plumping up the area. 

6. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels make use of chemical solutions to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing damaged outer layers. They are helpful for the treatment of facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation.

7. Laser skin rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation improves sun-damaged skin, scars, and minor facial flaws.  It also treats conditions such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. These are all issues that many men suffer from due to their possible lack of skin care in their younger years.

Takeaway

Procedures such as those listed above will likely continue to rise in popularity amongst men as they too seek effective aesthetic solutions to look and feel their best.

Want to know more?

Hair loss can be challenging for some men, and many are looking for effective ways to address their balding heads. That said, they may be surprised to discover that aesthetic treatments like Botox and PRP can help prevent hair loss.

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Dr Bruce Lelala

Dr Bruce Lelala is a plastic surgeon at The Specialist Laser and Cosmetic Institute (SCIN) in Hyde Park with a fellowship in microsurgery and oncoplastic breast surgery from the Nottingham Breast Institute in the UK.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

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