Surprise! Aesthetic procedures aren’t just for women. An increasing number of men are now beginning to appreciate the benefits of non-surgical aesthetic treatments which help to reduce the signs of aging and enhance the appearance of the skin.
These aesthetic procedures offer a convenient and safe way for men and women alike to turn back the clock and look their best. Their growing popularity is undoubtedly due to the fact that they bypass the need to go under the knife and involve minimal to no downtime.
Even though non-invasive cosmetic treatments can yield significant results for both women and men, men usually have different aesthetic concerns than women. Many men are focused on reducing the signs of aging while simultaneously maintaining their masculine look. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns for aging men include fine lines and wrinkles, stubborn fat pockets, hair loss, loss of facial volume, and more.
For these reasons, you may wish to consider giving your dad an unconventional gift this Father’s Day! Here are four great options that will boost his confidence and refresh his look.
Yes, “Brotox” is a thing. Wrinkles and fine lines are just about the most common cosmetic concerns among both men and women. Many men admit that the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles heralding the first signs of aging impact their self-confidence negatively. For this reason, Botox treatments for men (often referred to as “Brotox”) are increasingly growing in popularity and demand.
Some reasons to consider this treatment include:
- Deep forehead lines and wrinkles
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Jawline restructuring
The procedure typically lasts between 15 minutes and an hour and no downtime is needed. Full results can be seen within a week or two and last an average of three to four months.
Volume loss in the face also contributes largely to the development of wrinkles and deep folds. Because of this, dermal fillers are beneficial for restoring lost facial volume in men. With the use of dermal fillers, common signs of aging can be treated in a more cost-effective way with little to no downtime when compared to surgical alternatives.
Even though many options are available for dermal fillers, most popular products are composed of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, which are both gradually broken down and absorbed by the body. Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Restore facial volume
- Soften lines, particularly around the mouth
- Enhance lip fullness and definition
- Improve the appearance of pitted scarring
Usually, treatment time is between 15 minutes to one hour and may sometimes be associated with minimal swelling and bruising. These side effects typically resolve in a few days. Full results can be observed within a week (once any swelling resolves) and may last 6 months to 2 years on average, depending on the type of filler used.
With increasing age, many men experience a slowed metabolism, which is usually associated with greater difficulties in losing abdominal fat (sometimes fondly referred to as the “Dad bod”) and remaining lean and trim. Body contouring has gained popularity among men struggling with losing their “Dad bods”. As diet and exercise no longer work as effectively as they used to in aging men, non-invasive aesthetic treatments such as CoolSculpting come in quite handy in reducing or removing stubborn abdominal fat.
Otherwise known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment, best suited for targeting unwanted pockets of stubborn fat in the body. As the name implies, it works by freezing subcutaneous adipose tissue cells and destroying them without causing harm to the surrounding tissues and skin. Following treatment, the dead fat cells are removed via the lymphatic system.
Treatment results vary from one individual to another, however, little to no downtime is needed for recovery and the treatment is very safe.
Time and environmental factors take their toll on the skin. Even your dad might be noticing those age spots and fine lines! Fortunately, skin resurfacing treatments can help.
Procedures like chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and microneedling can refresh the skin safely, without extensive downtime or major side effects. Resurfacing procedures work by removing dead and damaged skin cells in a controlled manner, such as with laser energy, chemicals, or “micro-injuries.” This harnesses the body’s own healing mechanisms and encourages the skin to produce new collagen.
Over the weeks and months following the treatment, the skin refreshes itself and looks much more youthful. Give your dad the gift of beautiful skin!
Pamper Your Dad at Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is an acclaimed medical spa in Houston, Texas, staffed with experienced aesthetic experts. If you’re considering pampering your Dad a bit and giving him any of these effective treatments, contact us now. Call (281) 810-9083 to schedule a consultation.