Annually, more than 1 million men have cosmetic work done and that number continues to grow. Calf and pectoral implants, more invasive surgeries, have typically been the procedures of choice for the more aesthetically conscious beau. However, since it is difficult for skin to maintain a youthful appearance over a prosthesis in either section of the body, minor procedures are on the rise. Here’s a look at the top non-surgical procedures requested by men in 2015.
According to a study in the journal Cosmetic Dermatology, the number of American men that get Botox injections to relax the facial muscles and minimize lines and wrinkles has increased by over 258% over within the past decade.
Body sculpting or contouring for men, also known as “manscaping,” is a relatively new phenomenon for men who don’t need drastic weight loss surgery and only have a few problem areas. Body sculpting using CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved non-surgical method for removing stubborn fat, is most advantageous since multiple areas of the body can be addressed in only one procedure. The most popular areas for men are the tummy, outer thighs, and the midsection. Men also opt for facial rejuvenation using the revolutionary product Sculptra, which, unlike fillers, stimulates new collagen growth over the course of one to two years, leaving a lasting and more natural appearance.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is a relatively quick and pain-free procedure. Dr. Isaac uses the Gentle Lase and Gentle Nd Yag laser systems, which are long-pulse Alexandrite and Nd Yag lasers. These lasers emit gentle beams of light, which are absorbed by individual hair follicles. This laser energy destroys the hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. After a series of sessions of laser hair removal, hair growth in treated areas will ultimately decline or stop altogether.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical facial resurfacing technique performed in a series of about five to 10 treatments. Men favor this procedure because it’s non-invasive, takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and recovery time is as little as one to two days. Each treatment exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vacuums them away, leaving skin softer and smoother as well as brighter and rejuvenated. The best results are usually seen by men between the ages of 35 and 50. MI Skin offers Dermasweep – a revolutionary device that painlessly and comfortably “sweeps” away dead skin cells using a bristle and vacuum system. It avoids the pain and irritation of traditional microdermabrasion systems, which use crystal particles to abrade the skin.
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If you would like to learn more about any of the procedures, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology today to schedule a consultation! For more information, call 202-393-SKIN.