Women have traditionally been attracted to cosmetic surgery and procedures to help hold back the years and boost confidence, but an increasing number of men are heading through the clinic doors.
There was a time when men wouldn’t have been seen anywhere near a dermatology clinic and they certainly would never have dreamed of going in for a nip and tuck.
Men are spending more time and money on their appearance than ever before – factors influencing this pattern may include knowing others who have done similar procedures, transparency of procedures through social media, and the competitive workplace marketplace.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 1 million men sought skin treatments in 2005. There was a 44% increase in minimally invasive procedures alone between 2000 and 2005.
Men are not as concerned about beauty when compared to women, but they do want to look presentable for both work and in their social lives.
Smooth, flawless skin has become as essential as wearing that well-fitted suit. With Skin Clinics attracting more male clients than ever before.
Surprisingly, almost 30-40% of clients in clinics are male working professionals. A key difference between men & women is that men want procedures with minimal downtime.
One of their main concerns is to improve skin texture due to acne scars from teenage years. Reducing facial sagging after weight loss from sports or gym workouts is another one. We also see clients looking to reduce facial wrinkles as they age to give a clean, vibrant look to their skin. Another commonly seen issue is facial redness, broken blood vessels, or rosacea.
For today’s modern man too many wrinkles and dull skin are signs of stress which can give the appearance of not being able to cope at work or generally in life.
For filler procedures there are completely different techniques for women and men, different areas are emphasized. Men don’t want to be feminised!
Starting treatment early is always better, and can help counter a number of problems that may arise at a later stage.
So, whether you have a double chin, wrinkles, losing your jawline, looking tired, or have facial redness, there are many non-invasive treatments which can be safely performed.
A list of some of the Treatments available to the modern man
1. MD FACIAL PEELS: This helps with acne scars and overall improvement to the texture of skin.
2.Noninvasive facial lifting using PLASMA ( FIBROBLAST): This treatment is excellent for lifting sagging skin post weight loss or as an anti ageing measure.
3.Hyaluronic acid fillers: Helps to give more defined cheeks and chin and reduce dark circles under the eyes.
4. Skin boosters: An easy way to stimulate collagen production and reduce acne scars, skin boosters are perfect for giving your skin a more youthful look.
5.Botulinum Toxin or Botox: A treatment used to counter crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles which can bring confidence in a boardroom meeting or when speaking to clients.