Cosmetic Treatments—No Longer Just for Women
For years, cosmetic treatments have typically been associated with aging women. However, new research shows that not only are they are becoming popular among younger ladies, but men too. Of course, you have examples of men who are in the public eye, such as, media mogul Simon Cowell, popular singer Barry Manilow or veteran actor Burt Reynolds, but business professionals are also opting for skincare treatments like dermal fillers. Studies show that men of all ages and professions are now turning to Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse® and other FDA-approved injectable fillers to maintain a youthful, confident appearance.
A Men’s Journal story revealed that since the year 2000, the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has increased by more than 200 percent. While the article pointed to some 385,000 procedures in 2013, more recent statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery showed that numbers jumped to 400,000 in 2014. If women are being tight-lipped about the reason for their eternally-youthful look, the men are in no hurry to reveal their secret either.
Men are Looking for Balanced Wrinkle Treatments
Men are no different from women in wanting to look younger; and that is no surprise. Not only are today’s men more conscious about their appearance, but the economic downturn, fear of job loss and increasing competitiveness at all professional levels has increased the pressure to look their best. Cosmetic treatments like injectable fillers offer a way to regain a youthful appearance, improve self-image and make men feel more confident.
There are, however, subtle differences in what men may want to achieve from cosmetic treatments and procedures when compared to the ladies. An article in Fortune magazine talks about “Wall Street Wrinkle” treatments where male patients are essentially looking to create a balance between boyishness and the aged look. They don’t want to completely eliminate all the battle scars they have earned, just remove a few of them to look younger, more attractive and fit.
How to Achieve Natural Looking Results from Cosmetic Treatments
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation with injectable fillers is no longer only a woman’s domain. In a People.com article, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Neavin says that while his average male client is 50 years old, men in their 20s and 30s may also opt for fillers. A Daily Mail article also points to a survey where as many as one in nine London men sneak out in their lunch hour to have injectable fillers in secret, and one in five of them don’t even admit it to their partners.
Neavin believes that the rise in number of males seeking injectable fillers may be attributed to “natural looking results with zero evidence or downtime” that can be achieved when treatments are properly administered.
Unfortunately, the rise in demand for wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers among both men and women has led to many unlawful practices and safety risks. Your treatment will be most effective and safe when administered by an experienced physician like Dr. Charles M. Solnik, M.D. in Mississauga. He will be happy to discuss your needs and cosmetic treatment options as well as explain in detail how an injectable filler can work for you.
As a practitioner for over 20 years who specializes in Botox® cosmetic care, he employs his skill and experience to achieve optimal results keeping in mind your safety and well-being. Men and women from across the GTA seek his fixed-priced injectable filler treatments to enhance their appearance and self-confidence. See our gallery of before-and-after pictures.
Call 905-273-3176 Ext.3 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free Botox consultation in Mississauga. Dr. Solnik will be happy to answer your questions and concerns about FDA-approved injectable dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation.