Guys, it’s not just women who can benefit from a visit to a medical spa and from non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. Today, non-surgical treatments are almost as popular with men as they are with women.
Often, men have somewhat different goals for their non-surgical treatments than women. They typically want to look younger, but often want to look more masculine as well. If you’re a guy and you’ve been thinking about scheduling a visit to a medical spa or just want more information, here are a few of the most popular non-surgical treatments that can help you reach your aesthetic goals.
The number of guys who have gotten Botox has skyrocketed in recent years. Botox for men has become more popular than ever due to a combination of wanting to look younger, wanting to be more competitive in the job market, and as a result of social media popularity, particularly Instagram. Some men are considering the classic anti-wrinkle treatment to look better in their online photos.
Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to certain facial muscles. When those signals are blocked, you don’t make the movements that create wrinkles, such as the two vertical lines between your eyebrows or the horizontal lines across your forehead.
Erasing the appearance of those lines can do more than take a few years off of your appearance. It can also make you look happier and more easy-going. Botox doesn’t provide permanent results and each treatment usually lasts for about three months. Many guys who try it find that they are happy enough with the results that they are willing to repeat the treatment every few months as needed.
If you’ve got “moobs,” aka male breasts, they can be a major source of embarrassment. Luckily, there are several ways to minimize the appearance of male breasts. Depending on the cause of the enlargement in the breast area, a non-surgical option might be appropriate.
While in some cases, gynecomastia (the medical term for male breasts) requires surgery to remove the enlarged breast tissue, a non-surgical option might work if the enlargement is only a result of fatty tissue in the area.
Specifically, Coolsculpting can help to get rid of extra fat in the chest area, creating a smoother, flatter, more masculine appearance. Coolsculpting works by “freezing” unwanted fat. Cold
temperatures destroy fat cells, then the body flushes away the damaged cells. Once destroyed, the fat does not return.
Typically, a Coolsculpting session lasts for less than an hour. You can treat both sides of the chest at once if your provider has two applicators, a process known as “Dualsculpting.”
After treatment, it usually takes anywhere from a few to 16 weeks for the final results to appear. It all depends on how quickly your body is able to metabolize the fat and flush out the dead cells.
Coolsculpting can do more than minimize the appearance of male breasts. It can also treat other stubborn areas, such as a beer belly, a double chin, and the love handles.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal might not be a procedure you usually associate with men, but it can be the ideal option for a guy who’s got more excess body hair than he knows how to deal with.
Removing unwanted body hair isn’t just an aesthetic issue for some guys. If you’re an athlete, such as a cyclist, body-builder or swimmer, getting rid of unwanted hair can be part of the job. Removing leg hair helps swimmers swim faster. For cyclists, getting rid of unwanted body hair helps to reduce chafing and irritation.
If you’ve got back, chest or leg hair that you don’t want, you might currently wax or shave the area to get rid of the hair. Waxing and shaving work, but you have to repeat the process over and over. In the case of waxing, things can get a bit unpleasant and uncomfortable. With shaving, there’s the risk of cuts and irritation.
Laser hair removal works by targeting a laser beam at the hair follicle. The energy from the beam destroys the pigment in the follicle, which in turn damages the follicle itself. Often, hair isn’t able to grow back. A single treatment session usually takes about half an hour, although the exact time depends on the size of the area being treated. Most people need between six and eight treatments to get full results.
Usually, laser hair removal provides permanent results. You might need the occasional touch-up if you notice more hair growing in the area.
Guys, if you haven’t booked an appointment at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston for Botox, Coolsculpting, laser hair removal or another non-surgical treatment, now’s the time to do it. Call 281-810-9083 to schedule your consultation today!