Men may forego the daily use of moisturizers more often than women, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want smooth, attractive-looking skin. Numbers show that men are getting on board with these effective anti-wrinkle injections. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by over 100% since 1997. In the United States in 2012, there were over one million cosmetic procedures performed on men. This truly goes to show that medical aesthetics aren’t just for women. Medical aesthetic injections are a great option for men who want to improve the look of their skin or redefine the contours of their face, so that they can regain their confidence.
Men’s skin vs women’s skin
There are three main differences between the skin of a man and a woman. By having a closer look at the differences we can begin to see how they impact the signs of aging.
A man’s skin is approximately 25 per cent thicker than that of a woman. This is largely due to the fact that testosterone causes an increase in skin thickness. A man’s skin also thins gradually with age, while a woman’s skin thins gradually until they reach menopause, at which point the rate at which skin thins increases significantly.
It’s a well-known fact that collagen helps keep the skin youthful looking. Men have higher collagen density than women. Because of this, men’s skin appears to age slower than woman. Of course, external factors like sun damage play a role, and the fact that women tend to use sunscreen more often than men helps balance the scales.
After the age of 30, men and women both lose about one percent of their collagen per year. However, when women reach menopause the rate at which they lose collagen increases dramatically for about five years then slows to a loss of about two percent per year.
Men naturally sweat more and produce more lactic acid in their sweat than women. While this might initially seem like a bad thing, it’s actually good for the skin—especially since men are less likely to use daily moisturizers. It’s also worth noting that lactic acid acts as a moisture absorber for the skin.
Cosmetic conditions for men
Wrinkles and fine lines
Dynamic wrinkles are prominent in men, especially frown lines and crow’s feet. These wrinkles can be treated using facial muscle relaxants and dermal fillers.
Volume loss and sagging skin
Men like having a chiseled jaw and pronounced cheek bones. As we age we lose volume in our skin and it begins to sag, which causes us to lose that definition. Dermal fillers are a great way to reshape the contours of the face.
Men don’t turn to covering up baggy circles under their eyes with makeup. Aging eyes can be brought back to life using dermal fillers .
Facial muscle relaxants and dermal fillers like Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Teosyal® can be used to: