In the past, cosmetic surgery and treatment was considered a female-oriented procedure. However, today the percentage of male patients wanting to revitalize their skin has drastically increased. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 1.3 million cosmetic treatments were performed on men in 2016. Although this is just 8% of the total number of procedures, it is a drastic change in the number of men who desire to look younger. Granted, most men want to keep a rugged look with a few lines – they desire to soften their look.
A recent post on AskMen interviews Dr. Cory Torgerson, a Toronto plastic surgeon. Dr. Torgerson states that when it comes to looks, men are finally realizing that there are limits to diet and exercise. In fact, men are turning to cosmetic dermatology in order to look younger. Dr. Torgerson states that 45% of his current clients are men.
Dr. Deanne Robinson (from the Connecticut Dermatology Group) adds that the “selfie” generation has made both men and women more conscious of saggy skin and wrinkles. Actually, men are realizing that skin care and in-office cosmetic procedures (like Botox) can have a natural male look and not be feminine. Dr. Robinson says that 30% of her patients are men.
Without a doubt, non-invasive cosmetic dermatology for men is on the rise. One of the most common non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures is Botox. Basically, Botox is a wrinkle relaxer that does not have extended downtime like invasive surgical treatments. In truth, you can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Actually, the treatment can be done during your lunch break or after work.
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One of the most common cosmetic non-surgical treatments is Botox. Conferring to WebMD, It is a simple procedure that injects small amounts of the botulinum A toxin (BTX) into the muscle directly below a wrinkle. BTX briefly paralyzes the muscle causing the muscle to relax so that the skin on the surface is smoother. The treatment takes about 30 minutes with no downtime for most people. In addition, the procedure is cost effective and lasts about six months. Some of the top reasons why Botox is becoming more popular in men include:
• Helps build better self-esteem and confidence
• According to the Mayo Clinic, it is FDA-approved for hyperhidrosis
• May help reduce migraines, excess sweating and bladder dysfunction
• May improve eye conditions like twitching, strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm
• Helps you Look Younger – Botox may help with crow’s feet, glabellar lines (vertical frown lines) and laugh lines.
• Is Non Invasive – Botox is non-invasive and requires no surgery like a facelift does. The treatment can be done in your dermatologist’s office.
At times your skin may need more than a basic skin smoother that helps with lines and wrinkles. For younger and more rejuvenating skin, injectables can be utilized for optimum results. Some of the effective fillers include Radiesse, Perlane, Restylane and Beletero.
Each type of injectable offers unique results. Yet, all injectables help increase volume to facial skin. When compared to Botox, injectables typically last longer. Moreover, injectables are sometimes used when areas of the skin do not respond to Botox. Like Botox, injectables or facial fillers are minimally invasive.
Men’s Anti-Aging Clinic of Atlanta
If you have any questions or concerns about Botox or injectables, schedule an appointment with Zack N. Charkawi, M.D. at Men’s Anti-Aging Clinic of Atlanta. Zack N. Charkawi, M.D. can go over any questions you may have about the procedure. And by providing the highest level of treatment and care, you can be rest assured that you will receive the finest treatment to fit your needs.
The Men’s Anti-Aging Clinic of Atlanta is located in Johns Creek near Peachtree Parkway (Highway 141) and McGinnis Ferry Road. It is located directly across from Emory Johns Creek Hospital on Hospital Parkway.
Further, Zack N. Charkawi, M.D is taking in new patients from North Fulton, South Forsyth and Gwinnett counties plus the surrounding North Atlanta areas such as Duluth, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Roswell, Cumming and Johns Creek.
Note: This article is not intended as professional medical advice. If you have any concerns or questions about Botox or injectables, make an appointment at Men’s Anti-Aging Clinic of Atlanta with Zack N. Charkawi, M.D.
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