As social media and celebrities are rapidly destigmatizing the idea of beauty treatments for males, men have become more and more aware and willing to participate in the various cosmetic procedures offered at the dermatologist. Men, just like women, want to feel more confident in their own skin. And why shouldn't they? It is the 21st century, time to ditch the stigma and get working on your self care, no matter your gender.
Here are the most popular cosmetic treatments for men:
Neurotoxin Injections- Neurotoxin injections are a great preventative treatment for future wrinkles. They are injected with precision to relax muscles in our face to improve wrinkles and fine lines. Most men tend to have heavier frown and brow lines, which results in looking angry and unhappy. Just a few simple injections can refresh your look.
Dermal fillers - A minimal amount of filler can make a world of difference! For men, carefully placed dermal fillers in the jawline, jaw angle, and chin can help add dimension to the face and enhance masculinity.
Laser hair removal - Laser hair removal is a quick and easy way to get rid of any unwanted hair on the body. Constant shaving can lead to razor burns, ingrown hairs, and folliculitis which do not happen after laser hair removal. Facial hair grooming and maintenance can also be simplified and made less painful after laser hair removal. No more cuts and scratches from sharp razors!
PRP injections (for hair loss) - Male patterned hair loss, has plagued millions of men from one generation to the next. Genetic factors increase risk of hair loss however now there are more treatments with proven results. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, includes growth factors that help trigger the growth of new hair. Blood is drawn from the patient and spun at a constant rate to separate the plasma from red and white blood cells. The plasma which contains stem cells and growth factors is then injected back into the scalp to promote hair growth. Read more about PRP here
Emsculpt - Boost your physique with the Emsculpt, a proven electromagnetic treatment to reduce fat and increase muscle growth. During treatment, painless contractions will stimulate the production of new muscle fibers while simultaneously decreasing fat cells. You can Emsculpt your abdomen, flanks, buttocks, arms, and even calves. Each treatment is only 30 minutes and there is no downtime, so they are easy to fit into your busy schedule.
Coolsculpt - Freeze stubborn fat that the gym can’t reach with the FDA approved, noninvasive treatment: CoolSculpt. CoolSculpting works through controlled freezing on the arms, abdomen, and flanks. Treatment takes about an hour beginning with preparation and application fitting, and ends with a massage to eliminate fat cells. Coolsculpt is frequently paired together with Emsculpt for best body sculpting results: one freezes and destroys fat while the other promotes muscle growth.
Microneedling - Erase scarring and improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tone with the Vivace RF microneedling treatment. This easy and fast treatment uses micro needles to create tiny injuries in your skin which stimulate collagen and elastin production. Radio frequency energy flows through these micro channels to promote faster healing. Before your treatment, numbing cream is applied to make the treatment comfortable. This quick treatment is a favorite among men due to its simplicity and amazing results.
And last, but most definitely not least: skincare. Although some can find it time-consuming and annoying, sticking to a basic routine can improve the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone and texture, and provide anti-aging benefits. Skip the newest fad in men’s skincare and stick to what is proven to work. Whether you wash your face with hand soap, or have a 10 step routine, what matters are the ingredients you are putting on your face. At Fifth Avenue Aesthetics, Dr. Hayag can create a specialized plan for your skin, with clinically proven ingredients to help achieve your cosmetic goals, whatever those may be.