From Brotox to Fillers: The Best Injectable Treatments for Men
Happy 2019! Who’s turning 30 this year? 40?
As we ring in the last year of the 2010s, it’s only fitting to look back to other milestone years. Let’s consider 1989. It’s been three decades since the banner year that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dawn of commercial internet service. “Harry Potter” actor, Daniel Radcliffe and Grammy Award-hoarder Taylor Swift were both born in 1989. Similarly, 1989 was also the year that pharma giant Allergan disrupted the world of cosmetic procedures by introducing a form of botulinum toxin to the market under the brand name of “Botox.”
As early adopters of injectable treatments like Botox (and other neuromodulator brands like Dysport or Xeomin), women have enjoyed benefits of these non-invasive procedures to help them look and feel their best selves for three decades. But in recent years, men have also gotten in on the action. In fact, a 2017 report by the American Society for Plastic Surgery noted a 325 percent increase in overall anti-aging procedures for men. But it’s not just Botox. That same study reported an over 26 percent jump in use of guys using hyaluronic fillers from 2014 to 2015 alone.
So, set aside any jokes about Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” movies. Injectable treatments for men are a very real (and growing) thing.
At Sadick these days, more than ever, we’re seeing men are visiting our center with anti-aging and skin care questions in mind. And while each guy’s goal is unique to him, there are a few common themes we’re hearing over-and-over. In the “City that never sleeps,” men want to look less tired. But mostly, guys just want to appear refreshed without looking like they’ve had anything “done.”
Whether the concern is under-eye dark circles, wrinkles, or laugh-lines men have been turning to Sadick Dermatology for a discrete New York City center to receive their subtle injectable treatments. Here are our “Top Four.”
ELEVENS ARE GOOD ON A CRAPS TABLE, NOT YOUR FOREHEAD
Concern: Wrinkles on the forehead, around or between the eyes (11’s)
Treatment: Neuromodulators using Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
The Low-Down: What it Is: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin are neuromodulators that when injected into facial muscles, blocks the enzyme responsible for moving these muscles, and the temporarily minimizes the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles. Each treatment is customized to keep the face looking less fatigued while maintaining a masculine appearance.
Results: Keep in mind that it takes 7-10 days for the neuromodulator to fully kick-in. Most people begin to notice a softening of the wrinkles in as little as two days.
Note: If you’re worried about looking “frozen,” don’t. In the hands of a skilled injector such as one of our board-certified dermatologists, you’ll have a refreshed, rested look without the expression lines but that doesn’t mean you won’t have any facial movement.
JAMES DEAN WAS THE LAST GUY WHO COULD MAKE ‘RACOON EYES’ LOOK SEXY
Concern: Tired Eyes and Dark Circles
Treatment: Dermal Fillers using Restylane or Belotero
The Low-Down: We hear a lot of guys complain about looking tired even after a full night’s rest. That’s hardly surprising. As men age, they tend to lose volume in their tear-troughs (under-eyes). Restoring volume can be achieved using filing agents, such as Belotero or Restylane, to soften the appearance of work-related stress.
Results: The bonus in using dermal fillers is that the results are instant and can last 6-12 months!
Note: Don’t worry, our expert injectors won’t make you look feminine, just rested and ready to face the board room!
You may, however, experience mild swelling after the treatment and there is always a risk for minor bruising. Be sure to speak with one of our filler experts about the do’s and don’ts before your treatment to reduce the likeliness of bruising or swelling.
DO YOU SEE “LAUGH LINES” WHEN THINGS HAVEN’T BEEN THAT FUNNY?
Concern: Lines on either side of your mouth
Treatment: Dermal fillers using Restylane, Juvederm
The Low-Down: New York City men have been coming to Sadick Dermatology to treat their laugh-lines for years. These pesky folds develop around the mouth as a result of a loss of collagen over time. One of our expert injectors will add support to these folds in order to soften their appearance while maintaining a masculine appearance.
Results: Similarly to tear-trough fillers, the results are instant! There is little to now downtime and you can resume all normal activities immediately.
Note: Be sure to avoid alcohol a day or two before and stop aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor) advil, motrin and aleve one week prior.
DON’T SWEAT IT ANYMORE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO!
Concern: Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as “Excess Sweating”
Treatment: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
The Low-down: Many man (and women) have turned to Sadick Dermatology to help treat embarrassing excess sweating. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport not only treat wrinkles but they also temporarily stop hyperhidrosis.
Here’s how it works. The neuromodulator is injected into the skin to safely block the nerve responsible for triggering the sweat glands.
Results: The treatment can last 3-5 months and begins to work 1-2 weeks after the treatment is performed. There is no downtime and you can resume all normal activities after the treatment.
Note: While the underarms are the most popular area injected, many men also choose to treat their scalp, palms and feet, keeping you looking cool as a cucumber.
Interested in learning more about the best skincare treatments for men? Call us at 212-772-7242 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org