Four non-invasive cosmetic procedures for men
As non-invasive cosmetic procedures continue to gain popularity, so does their demand among men. Non-invasive treatments can provide excellent results for both men and women, but men tend to have their own specific set of aesthetic concerns.
Most men are interested in eliminating the signs of aging while maintaining a masculine appearance. Some common problems for men as they age are stubborn pockets of fat, fine lines, and wrinkles. That’s why these four treatments for men can be perfect for creating a better, more youthful appearance.
Electromagnetic stimulation (EMSCULPT)
As men get older, their metabolism slows down—and so begins the struggle to lose stubborn fat and maintain a lean physique. When diet and exercise are no longer enough to tighten and tone the abdomen and buttocks, some men find EMSCULPT® a good solution. EMSCULPT is the first non-surgical body contouring procedure designed to reduce fat while building muscle.
What makes this non-surgical body sculpting device so effective is its ability to induce large amounts of muscle contractions using high-intensity electromagnetic energy. This muscle stimulation causes the target muscles to contract much more than a person can achieve with squats or pull-ups alone. Intense muscle contractions force muscle tissue to rebuild and increase fat burning.
Many men have described the sensation of the 30-minute EMSCULPT treatment as compared to participating in a vigorous workout. EMSCULPT is FDA cleared for toning, and firming the abdomen and buttocks. Recovery requires zero downtime and final results are usually seen 2-4 weeks after the final treatment. Depending on personal goals, some men may need multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.
CoolSculpting® is another non-surgical body contouring option that has solidified its place on the list of best non-surgical treatments for men. For those looking to get rid of pockets of unwanted fat, CoolSculpting may be a smart choice. Common areas where men tend to store fat as they age are the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the thighs, but CoolSculpting can be used almost anywhere on the body.
The equipment uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze subcutaneous fat cells without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue. Subcutaneous fat is the pinched fat that is located directly under the skin. After the CoolSculpting treatment has destroyed the fat tissue, the body then eliminates the fat cells through the lymphatic system.
Each session usually takes about 30 minutes. Some plastic surgeons offer several different CoolSculpting treatment options, such as DualSculpting® and CoolAdvantage™. DualSculpting uses two CoolSculpting machines simultaneously to address more than one area at a time, while CoolAdvantage uses an even cooler temperature to achieve slimming results in less time.
Although treatment results vary from person to person, it may take 2 to 4 months to achieve final results as the body gradually eliminates the fat cells. People can see up to a 25 percent reduction in fat cells in the treated area. Depending on personal goals, multiple sessions may be required. Fat reduction without the inconvenience of incisions, anesthesia, or prolonged downtime makes CoolSculpting an easy choice for non-surgical body contouring for men.
Fine lines and wrinkles are not just a common problem for women. Many men find that the first signs of aging prevent them from gaining self-confidence. That’s why Botox injections—such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®—have risen to the top of the list of medical spa treatments for men. Botox, when used for men, can temporarily treat common signs of aging in the upper face, such as:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Deep lines and wrinkles on the forehead
- Dark wrinkles between the eyebrows
Depending on the aesthetic goals and the amount of product needed to treat the targeted areas, a Botox treatment can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. No recovery time is required after Botox injections, and final results can be obtained in 3-7 days. The effect of Botox treatment can last from 3 to 6 months and can be easily maintained with repeated treatments.
Although Botox is widely popular, it is important to find a qualified provider to administer the treatment safely and effectively. Injections from a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge, skills, and training can yield excellent results.
Injections of fillers
Loss of volume in the face is also one of the main factors in the development of deep folds and wrinkles. This is why many men are looking for the benefits of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can address common signs of aging at a fraction of the cost and downtime that would be required for other more invasive procedures, such as a facelift.
There are many dermal fillers to choose from, but most currently contain hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite, which are absorbed naturally by your body over time. The deciding factor on which brand of dermal filler to use will depend on the area of treatment desired, the type of condition requiring treatment, and how long the individual wants the results to last. Fillers can:
- Volume loss recovery
- Soften lines, especially around the mouth
- Improve boneless scarring
- Add fullness and definition to the lips
Treatment can last from 15 minutes to an hour. Some people may experience minimal swelling and redness after treatment but should see the full effect within 3-7 days. Depending on which type of dermal filler is chosen, men can enjoy their results anywhere from 6 months to 2 full years.
Thinking about one of the procedures mentioned above?
It’s easy to see why so many men are choosing non-invasive treatments to solve their cosmetic problems. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures can offer great results, little downtime, and affordable prices.