While it’s true that women make up the grand majority of cosmetic surgery patients, more and more men are seeking facial rejuvenation options. A competitive job market and emphasis on health and fitness are the driving forces behind many men’s desire to look youthful and healthy. They want their faces to mirror how good they feel on the inside.
Unlike women, men’s faces have strong jawlines, angular shapes and larger noses. Women want to look refreshed while enhancing their features with voluminous lips, full cheeks and lifted brows.
On the other hand, men want subtle adjustments that decrease the signs of aging rather than highlighting a specific feature. They want to look refreshed, not different or necessarily years younger. Plus, men usually don’t want to deal with a lot of downtime. Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons have an array of tools to help men look their best.
Thanks to hair follicles and a better blood supply to the face, men’s skin tends to age better than women’s skin. That means men respond quite well to laser resurfacing and exfoliation treatments like microneedling with PRP, which can make a nice improvement in a man’s appearance. Incorporating a great skincare routine will help prolong the effects of these non-invasive treatments.
Men can address deep lines between their nose and the corners of their mouths using facial fillers like Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma. The injection approach is much different in men than women. Women want clearly defined features but men simply want added volume to smooth out lines and folds. Fillers are the best tool for achieving these results, as it’s not painful and there’s no downtime. Additionally, these treatments aren’t permanent, so the results will go away over time if you’re not pleased.
Heavy brows are another concern for men. Surgical browlifts can help, but this procedure can leave scarring and result in a lot of downtime. Botox or Dysport are much less invasive ways to lift the brow. These products relax the muscles around the eyes that pull the brow down. The forehead muscles stay active and lift the brow significantly. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are safe to use, and the injections aren’t painful. Treatment may be repeated every five to six months for sustained results.
Heavy eyelids are a big concern for many men. Heavy lids can make men look tired and older than they really are. Surgery is really the only way to correct this problem. Fortunately, an upper blepharoplasty is a simple procedure that requires very little downtime. Most patients miss about a week of work, and return looking refreshed and rested.
Like women, men want to put their best face forward during professional and personal interactions. Simple facial rejuvenation procedures offer effective ways to enhance features without changing your appearance dramatically. Call us today to schedule a time to discuss your options.