Today, it’s not just women who are looking for cosmetic solutions to improve their appearances and defy aging. Up to 1 million cosmetic procedures each year are performed on men, and Botox injections and dermal fillers are among the most popular procedures that men select. Like their female counterparts, men want to feel confident and youthful, both in the workplace and in their personal lives. Botox and facial fillers help you achieve this confidence and offer the best version of you, so social interactions are all the more pleasant and comfortable.
Botox– Injectable wrinkle relaxers like Botox or Dysport are super-popular for men because they provide real results and you don’t have to take any time off work. Furrowed brows, wrinkled foreheads and crow’s feet can all be corrected. Removing the lines in these areas can go a long way toward a younger and more relaxed look at work.
Botox has many other medical uses besides wrinkle-reduction. One of the most helpful is for controlling Hyperhidrosis, a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. Many people who suffer from Hyperhidrosis tell us that they get nervous because they sweat, then sweat more because they are nervous. It affects both men and women.
Botox can be a life-changing, temporary treatment for those suffering from severe underarm sweating. It is FDA-approved for the treatment primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Small doses are injected into the underarm areas to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating. It lasts from 7 to 9 months.
Fillers– Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are becoming as popular as Botox for men because of the areas that can be treated with little or no recovery time. Men seem to get especially good results from the contouring under the eyes with fillers because they often are troubled with more pronounced hollows under the eyes. Because hyaluronic acid fillers are so easy to mold, they are used for creases in the ears, chin area and acne scars. The fold from the nose to the side of the mouth (nasolabial fold) can be filled in with Juvederm or Restylane as well as the lines on the frown area. This is most effective when used in conjunction with Botox to eliminate the movements that cause these lines.
Juvederm XC is now available in four different formulations:
Juvederm Volbella XC is the thinnest formulation and is used to correct vertical lips lines, outline the lips and fill in hollows in the tear trough area under the eyes.
Juvederm Ultra XC is a bit thicker than Volbella and is used for mild corrections in the nasolabial folds.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has a thicker, plumping formula which is perfect for the lips.
Juvederm Voluma XC is a formulation specifically designed to lift and add volume to the midface and cheeks.
Restylane is available in three different formulations:
Restylane can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth.
Restylane Lyft is for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies. This is in addition to treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines).
Radiesse, a calcium hydroxyapatite filler, adds volume below the skin, but it also helps boost your body’s production of collagen. Radiesse is a natural substance and is identical to the mineral content of human bone. Therefore; your risk of infection is reduced. Radiesse can also stimulate natural collagen growth, providing you with even better results.As the body absorbs Radiesse, the increased collagen stores help maintain the skin’s smoother, more youthful appearance.
Sculptra, is used to repair regions where fat loss underneath the skin is experienced. The primary material in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid. It thickens your skin in order to provide you with a more youthful, supple face. Sculptra® Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance. Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging.You may require several treatments before you achieve maximum results.
What Happens with Botox Injections? Men are often more prone to developing frown lines around the upper face and brow area due to stress. The treatment involves injecting Botox into the dominant muscles that help form expressions, and relaxing them. It’s a muscle relaxant, helping to remove wrinkles, sad or tired eyes and angry facial expressions. This helps create a more youthful, refreshed look. Botox is a derivative of the Botulinum toxin and works as a neuromodulator, which blocks the normal flow of neurotransmission. Once injected, it prevents the muscles from contracting, smoothing out the facial lines and wrinkles.
What are the differences between men and women when it comes to the thought of having fillers done?
There are many differences between the look you are trying to achieve in a man vs a woman and even some of the fillers I lean to are different. Men have different facial shapes and generally thicker skin. You should make sure to see a specialist who does a lot of injectible products and understands the anatomy and the different fillers and toxins. Men tend to have flatter cheekbones. High cheekbones or apple cheeks can be a more desirable feature on women. Filling the tear troughs of the lower eyelid and upper cheeks should add minimal to no volume to the cheek itself, instead it is more about creating a smooth transition from the lower eyelid area to the upper cheek. Depending on the fitness of the man, if the area directly under the cheek bone is very hollow, reducing the amount of hollowness withoutmaking it full or puffy can also be helpful in creating a healthier appearance.