ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, MEN GETTING MINIMALLY INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES, SUCH AS BOTOX OR COOLSCULPTING, HAS INCREASED BY 65% SINCE 2000. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MOST POPULAR COSMETIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED ON MEN AND WHY THESE PROCEDURES CAN HELP WORKING PROFESSIONALS GAIN AN EDGE OVER THE COMPETITION IN THE WORKPLACE.
The most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure for men is Botox, or “Bro-Tox” as it is comonly being called when referring to the male market. In 2013, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, stated that over 385,000 Botox treatments were performed on men. BOTOX is primarily used to reduce the signs of aging, by relaxing tensed facial muscle that cause wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet. Botox can also reduce excessive armpit sweating, another appealing benefit for the male demographic.
Botox is typically a quick, 10 minute procedure, and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. The effects from a Botox procedure usually lasts between 4 months to 6 months.*
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2.) LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is another popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure for men who want to look younger and more attractive by removing hair that is associated with an older generation. Laser hair removal works by damaging hair follicles with intense pulsed light. This procedure can typically be performed in less than an hour. It does require several sessions for optimal results, but the effects are usually the longest lasting of any other hair removal method.*
Men who opt for laser hair removal use the procedure to remove, or sometimes just thin out, hair from their shoulders, back, chest, stomach, and pubic area, as well as hair from the facial area that tends to grow out and become more noticeable with age.
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3.) MICRODERMABRASION AND CHEMICAL PEELS
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are gaining popularity among the male demographic as skincare for men is no longer scoffed at as effeminate, but as a good investment to gain traction in the workplace. Working men are utilizing more and more men’s skincare products and procedures to achieve a younger, healthier, more attractive appearance, and Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are one of the most popular methods of achieving this look. Microdermabrasion works by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, unveiling the layer a fresh skin cells that lie beneath. Chemical peels perform the same function, but use a different method, using FDA cleared chemical solutions to gently remove the top layer of skin cells.
Removing dead skin cells can also stimulate the body’s natural collagen production and cellular rejuvenation. Typically the overall result of a microdermabrasion or a chemical peel treatment is clearer, smoother, younger looking skin.* Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are also used to diminish comon skin blemishes. This anti-aging procedure is particularly popular among men who struggle with razor burn, have acne scars or pit marks.
The Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel procedure can usually be performed during your lunch hour. The microdermabrasion procedure is relatively pain free, can be completed during your lunch hour, and requires minimal to no recovery period. The Chemical Peel procedure is also relatively pain free, can be completed during your lunch hour, and requires minimal to no recovery period, however, the treated skin may appear red, looking similar to a mild sunburn, for about the next 24 hours.*
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4.) SOFT TISSUE FILLERS
Soft Tissue Fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are akin to Botox, but instead of relaxing tensed facial muscles like Botox and other neuromodulators do, Dermal fillers act as volumizers, filling in wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars or pits. Dermal fillers that use Hyaluronic Acid are particularly popular among men, who opt for this anti-aging skin treatment to plump up the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the outside of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth) and smooth out furrowed brows.*
The dermal fillers procedure typically requires about 30 minutes at your dermatologist office or local NYC medical spa. Pain during the procedure is minimal, and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. The effects from a dermal filler usually last between 6 months to 12 months.*
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5.) BODY CONTOURING
When pairing microdermabrasion and chemical peels together as exfoliates, non-invasive body contouring becomes the next most popular cosmetic procedure performed on males in the United States. Non-invasive body contouring such as CoolSculpting or Liposonix is a popular fat reduction procedure for both men and women. Focusing on a specific area of the body, such as the waistline or love handles, CoolSculpting exposes fatty tissue to controlled cooling, while Liposonix exposes fatty tissue to thermal warming, both approaches safely destroy some of the fat cells.
In clinical studies, a single, one hour treatment sheds one inch off of the waistline. Popular treatment areas for male patients include the love handles, belly fat and fat around the chest area, often referred to as “man boobs.” Multiple sessions can be performed to achieve the fat reduction.
LIPOSONIX BEFORE AND AFTER PIC ON MALE PATIENT*
COOLSCULPTING V LIPOSONIX? FIND OUT WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR YOU
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