When we think plastic surgery, we think women. Most patients that are looking for plastic surgery procedures and other skin care treatment options are sought after by women. The stereotype is that more women pay attention and are concerned for their features, aging process, and overall physical features. Women are constantly after younger, healthier, and beautiful skin.
While this still holds true today, more and more men are seeking plastic surgery and other skin care treatment options to reach the same goals.
Here are four of the top plastic surgery procedures for men:
1. Laser Hair Removal. Laser hair removal is a common and fairly easy procedure that is growing in popularity among men. Some men, however, don’t want to have all their body hair removed (unless they are body builders, gymnasts, or swimmers), but do want it thinner.
Laser hair removal basically involves laser technology to zap the hair follicles, reducing the strength within the roots and delaying growth. This particular method is effective for hair present on the back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and genitals. It is also the most effective on light skin with dark hair.
2. Microdermabrasion. A man’s skin is prone to the same imperfections as a woman’s. While women will pay more attention to the aging of their skin, particularly around their eyes and mouth line, men are more particular about shaving. As a result, a man may experience many ingrown hairs, break outs, and even chafing from consistent shaving. These imperfections are clear signs that a man’s skin is under stress and could use some polishing up, which a microdermabrasion treatment can provide.
3. Chemical Peel. Similar to microdermabrasion skin care treatment options, a chemical peel can also help common skin concerns such as acne and acne scars, sun damage, dry skin, freckles, reduce the appearance of fine or age lines, brown spots, and other imperfections. A chemical solution is used in order to treat the affected areas as well as attack any of the above skin care concerns by removing the outer, damaged skin layers.
4. Derma Fillers. Men and women both age. It is something we all have to deal with as human beings. Women will go through great lengths to ensure their skin looks as young, healthy, and radiant as ever, even as they age. Many men are interested in taking the same courses of action to maintain younger looking skin.
As we age, our skin changes. The production of a naturally substance in our skin reduces over time, and we lose our “springiness” in our skin. This then results in more facial wrinkles. Today, more and more men are participating in derma filler plastic surgery treatments which add support and structure to the face and to rid severe wrinkles. This filler can last up to a year or even more, and stimulate the growth of new collagen and skin production.
While plastic surgery and skin care treatment options are more common among women, the male participants continue to grow. The experienced and skilled plastic surgeons at Jacobson and Mardirossian Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence have seen more male patients and clients since 2010 and have been able to provide successful treatment options to address their concerns.