According to a survey carried out by ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), the surgical procedures between men and women decreased by -10.9%, whereas the non-surgical procedures increased by 5.7%.
Rise of non-surgical cosmetic procedures among the population
What’s more, a younger generation is entering this market influenced by social media trends, a more self-aware perception due to selfies, and on top of that, celebrities using non-invasive treatments such as hyaluronic acid fillers and botulinum toxin. The main goal is not to achieve a fake look, but rather one that communicates good health and happiness.
These types of treatments tend to be less expensive than the surgical equivalent, they aren’t permanent which improves trust between patients, and lastly, they are viewed by many as having fewer associated risks and quick results.
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Rise of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for men
According to multiple studies and surveys, women undergo more surgical and non-surgical procedures than men. However, there has been an enormous increase in the number of male individuals seeking fast and quick results in the form of cosmetic treatments without having to undergo surgery.
As men's attitudes toward aesthetic treatments continue to change, it seems likely that the growth of men opting for nonsurgical interventions won’t stop.
Besides, men are one of the fastest-growing patient segments in the aesthetic field and represent a significant opportunity for practice development.
In fact, since the year 2000, the total of nonsurgical men cosmetic procedures has gone up to 65%. Most of them demand a natural and young look but with noticeable and quick results.
We have classified these treatments by popularity and these are the top 5 nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for men:
1. Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum toxin (BoNT-A) is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum which causes temporary muscle weakness. It is important to clarify that there are various anatomical differences when performing an aesthetic consultation with men. These differences impact the amount of product needed to achieve the desired effects because men tend to have a larger muscle mass.
The primary goal for men who decide to get Botulinum toxin is to treat the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows, as well as the commonly “crow’s feet” in search of an overall younger look or to reduce some signs of aging.
2. Hyaluronic Acid
The popularity of hyaluronic acid fillers has been increasing among people of different ages down to the fact that they have a wide range of uses and provide quick results.
Hyaluronic Acid is a substance found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. However, because it degrades with age, adults begin to lose facial volume and develop wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal fillers are used to increase the volume of various areas of the body and face without forgetting facial expressions and wrinkle correction. At the same time, they provide hydration and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which ultimately gives you a healthy and youthful look.
HA dermal filler for the face lasts between 6-12 months, while hyaluronic acid-based body fillers like HYAcorp MLF1 and MLF2 last up to 24 months. Discover what kind of treatments you can get with HYAcorp Face and Body HA Fillers.
What are men looking for when using Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers?
In the last few years, there has been a preference between males for accentuating the male features, such as the jawline and chin, creating a more angular marking of their facial shapes. This is known as “Masculinization”, and hyaluronic acid fillers are responsible for achieving this look.
Other results also include rejuvenation, correction of under-eye wrinkles and frowns, and an overall enhancement of the facial features while maintaining a natural look.
What’s more, men now can add volume to certain parts of their body such as calves to create a more toned and defined leg while giving more shape. See how you can sculpt your body with HYAcorp body fillers.
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3. Laser hair removal
For those who would like to get rid of unwanted hair in some areas such as the chest, armpits, legs, or back, laser hair removal can be a good solution. Laser hair removal works by delivering pulses of intense light which produce damage to the underlying hair follicle. This procedure requires several sessions to be fully effective.
4. Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
An alternative to surgical fat reduction procedures such as liposuction is becoming more popular among men. Non-surgical fat reduction procedures work by breaking down fat cells in certain areas to reduce the size of subcutaneous fat pockets. Its minimal recovery time and excellent results are one of the many reasons people are choosing this kind of procedure over the liposuction treatment.
5. Photo Rejuvenation
Taking care of our skin through habits such as a well–skincare routine, sun protection creams, and water consumption are essential, but sometimes are not enough for keeping healthy and glowing skin. Skin treatments for men such as Photo rejuvenation are used to improve the quality of their skin.
Photo rejuvenation treatment involves high-intensity pulsed light to treat skin discoloration and photoaging. This is done by stimulating skin regeneration and the production of collagen, which provides elasticity and structure to our dermis. A fast treatment that achieves significant improvements in areas such as the face, arms, and hands.
Nonsurgical techniques are becoming more mainstream as technology advances; however, it is crucial to do your research before undergoing any treatment.
We highly recommend doing your research before undergoing any sort of treatment. Ask your doctor or specialist for an evaluation tailored to your needs.
Contact us if you need help finding the right specialist for your non-surgical dermal filler treatment.