In today’s fast-paced world it would be naive to think that men are not as concerned about their appearance as women; quite the contrary, in our experience. Over the last few years, we at NoviSkin have seen a steady increase in male treatments. So much so that we would like to share a page with you about the differences between male and female treatments and of course the most commonly requested treatments from our male patients.
The aesthetic difference
Unlike women, most men do not want to remove all their wrinkles; rather they enjoy the rugged appearance. Men do, however, most commonly request to appear rested, relaxed and comfortable, and our treatments for men can be tailored to suit each request. The reason for most men give when undergoing these treatments is career advancement but there are also socially aware patients that undergo treatments for appearance only.
Move over ladies, this is not a woman-dominated arena anymore!
The common male treatments at NoviSkin
Botulinum Toxin is by far and away the most popular male treatment, so much so we have nicknamed it Bro-tox. Male skin is thicker than a women’s and therefore treatments often require a few extra units. Men most often request the forehead to be treated, but at NoviSkin we regularly treat the normal treatment areas in the male patient:
- Forehead lines
- Crows feet
Dermal Fillers are increasing in popularity as men recognise this treatment’s ability to rejuvenate their skin. Many men would prefer to keep some lines, but rather age a little slower. Skin rejuvenation treatments in the face are most popular, they do however require a few additional treatments to achieve the desired result. The male skin is thick and the surface area is larger than a female, so specific treatment options exist to properly rejuvenate a male face.
Traditional Dermal Filler treatments are available for the male patient too. Some of the more common include:
- Liquid Facelift
- Cheek Augmentation
- Nose Augmentation
- Nasolabial Folds
- Chin Augmentation
With skin toughened from shaving, many men opt to undergo a Chemical Peel treatment to refresh and rejuvenate their skin. Men tolerate deeper peels more readily and therefore achieve extremely good results.
Chemical Peels on men tie in well with the theory that men prefer to maintain their rugged features, but would opt to appear more relaxed and rested. Chemical Peels are a great treatment for men wishing to remove the visible stress from their skin.
Laser hair removal
Many men visit NoviSkin to undergo laser hair removal on their backs, chest and legs. This is more a socially orientated treatment than career orientated but both the metrosexual male and the sportsman find the treatment equally appealing.
Male Laser Hair Removal treatments do take a few minutes longer than the female treatments, simply due to surface area. Other than that there are few differences.
Slim is in, and men have noticed the advantage of an attractive waistline. CoolSculpting™, along with Botox® is the most common treatments for career advancement in Male patients at NoviSkin. CoolSculpting™ works equally well on men as it does on women. Men, however, tend to stick to the belly and love handle areas for treatment.