In today’s world, more men than ever before are turning to cosmetic procedures to help them look and feel their best. Recent studies have found that over the past decade alone, the number of men opting to undergo cosmetic procedures has climbed 106%. With Father’s Day around the corner, we have put together a list of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures for men.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, known as neuromodulators, take the lead as the most popular cosmetic procedures for men. In fact, more than 450,000 men were treated by neuromodulators in 2016, a number that has been steadily increasing every year. These treatments are favorites among men for the same reasons that women love them: they are fast, virtually painless, and have no downtime. In the hands of a skilled injector, Botox treatments can relax the lines in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes, while still maintaining aspects of what is typically viewed as a “masculine” appearance; in many offices, these are often even referred to as “Brotox” treatments.
2) Laser Hair Removal
Second on our list of the Top 5 Cosmetic Treatments for Men is laser hair removal. Men account for nearly 20% of all laser hair removal procedures performed in the United States each year. Frustrated with shaving unwanted hair on the back, shoulders, and chest, men often turn to laser hair removal for a more permanent solution. Laser hair removal is not only for men who find themselves inconvenienced by the daily ritual of shaving, but is also an excellent option for men suffering from ingrown hairs and “razor burn” on the face and neck.
3) Permanent Fat Reduction
Nothing is as frustrating as maintaining a healthy diet and spending hours in the gym, yet still struggling to get rid of stubborn fat deposits. This is a common complaint we hear from our male patients who turn to non-invasive fat reduction treatments, such as CoolSculpting and Ultrashape, to painlessly target areas of the body that remain unchanged by diet and exercise alone.
For men, these trouble spots are most often found in the abdomen and flanks (also known as “love handles”). Additionally, non-invasive fat reduction treatments have risen in popularity for many other reasons, such as the convenience factor. One treatment can be performed in as little as 35 minutes, with absolutely no-downtime, no anesthesia, and no incisions or post-operative garments.
Next on our list of the most popular cosmetic treatments for men is miraDry®, a “non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure that is designed to reduce the sweat and odor glands in your underarm area.” It is estimated that approximately 7.8 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. People with hyperhidrosis may experience excessive sweating in many areas, such as the hands and feet, but most experience excessive sweating in their underarms. In fact, over 50% of Americans with hyperhidrosis suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms.
As you can imagine, the embarrassment of hyperhidrosis often significantly impacts quality of life; however, with the help of miraDry®, patients typically report an average of an 82% reduction in underarm sweating in as little as 1-2 treatments. The best part is that these results are permanent!
Last but not least on our list of the top cosmetic procedures for men is Kybella. Kybella is a man-made form of deoxycholic acid: a chemical that our bodies naturally produce to help absorb fat. When injected into the submental region, or “double chin,” Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells, resulting in a chiseled neck and jawline, over the course of several weeks. Kybella is most effective when performed in a series; typically treatments are spaced about six weeks apart. Most patients will require between 2-6 treatments for best results. Localized tenderness and swelling for a few days is expected after each treatment, but most feel this is a small price to pay for permanent, non-surgical results.
If you would like to learn more about our list of top procedures for men, as well as the many other services the Laser and Rejuvenation Center at Gold Skin Care Center offers, contact us or call (615) 645-2314! Our team will work together to determine a plan to keep you looking and feeling your best.
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