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There’s a saying that men become more “distinguished” with age, but the truth is that a man’s face ages in much the same way as a woman’s does. Repeated muscle contractions from smiling, squinting, and raising eyebrows can cause deep lines and furrows. Facial volume decreases leading to dark under-eye circles and heavy laugh lines. While men may not be socially programmed to see these changes as “worrisome” like women are, we know from experience that many aging men out there worry about their appearance.
While women have long gossiped about cosmetic injections of dermal fillers and Botox as a secret “fountain of youth”, these types of treatments are rarely, if ever discussed between men. But they should be! Slowly, more and more men are turning to cosmetic injections to reverse or improve the signs of age as these treatments become more accessible and mainstream. We have even seen some men using injections preventatively to maintain a youthful, rested appearance.
Most commonly, men request Botox injections in the same places as women: between the eyes (the glabella), the forehead, and the crow’s feet area. Men also frequently ask for dermal filler treatment with products such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Juvederm to the laugh lines (nasolabial folds), the under-eye area (tear troughs), and the corners of the mouth (marionette lines). These products, when injected correctly, can provide natural-looking volume improvement. But injectors need to have a special awareness of male facial anatomy. Injection techniques must be modified to prevent “feminizing” a man’s face.
Often, Botox and dermal fillers are used together to soften deeper creases and lines that form between the eyes and on the forehead due to generally larger facial muscles and stronger contractions. These treatments complement and enhance each other when done appropriately.
If you’re a man considering cosmetic injections, we encourage you to call and schedule a free, confidential consultation with us today. We regularly treat male patients with these injections and have helped many men reach their goal of a more youthful and rested appearance. These treatments aren’t just for women! They can be a powerful, effective, non-surgical tool to help a man look and feel his best.