Cosmetic medicine has, traditionally, always been viewed as an entirely female-oriented field of healthcare. Not any more! Men are more aware of their appearance than ever before with selfies, profile pictures and social media a day-to-day part of their lives. At the same time, in-office, non-surgical cosmetic procedures make it easier and less intimidating for men to do something about their looks, too.
Men currently account for eight percent of all cosmetic treatments – everything from liposuction to wrinkle treatment. That number is up from just one percent just 1 year ago – maybe because men are more interested in their appearance, or maybe because these treatments are safer, easier and more effective than ever.
Abdominal, Flank and Back Fat Reduction
Perhaps the greatest development in the area of cosmetic medicine the last several years is the ability to remove small areas of diet and exercise-resistant fat in the comfort and convenience of the doctor’s office. Previously only treatable with traditional in-hospital liposuction involving general anesthesia, great amounts of pain and bruising and weeks of recovery, the removal of small areas of fat with minimally invasive lipo and non-invasive CoolSculpting and SculpSure have been very popular with men the last couple of years. As many healthy men who exercise and eat healthy can attest, pockets of stomach, flank and back fat can be pesky and persistent, but there are options. In fact, the dizzying array of options can be overwhelming and every procedure is not necessarily the perfect solution for every problem area, which is why it’s important to consult with an experienced body contouring doctor, such as Dr. Craig Schwartz, who can guide you through the process of minimally invasive lipo versus non-invasive body contouring and recommend the best procedure for your body type and goals.
Facial Wrinkle Reduction
Neuromodulators, such as Botox and Xeomin, have been popular with women for years to temporarily eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and between and around the eyes, and they have been gaining popularity with men in recent years. Typically, there will be noticeable improvements in the area injected in just a few days, although the full effects may not be noticeable for one to two weeks. When the result of the injections are fully visible, patients will notice smoother, more pliable skin in the treated area, especially the forehead, as a result of the reduced amount of muscle activity in the area.
Facial Skin Rejuvenation
There has been a recent increase in the number of facial rejuvenation procedures on men to address issues with skin texture, acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Venus Viva, is an all-in-one solution cosmetic procedure to improve the quality, texture, and tone of the skin, effectively treating textural irregularities, scarring, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Recently approved by the FDA, Venus Viva is a gentler alternative to fractional (Fraxel) or ablative laser, which involves pain and large periods of downtime to achieve a more youthful and refreshed face. Typically, several treatments are required for optimal results.
Forever Young™ BBL Photo Rejuvenation is another gentle, non-invasive cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin, addressing vascular redness, appearance of rosacea, pigmented spots, sun damage, and skin texture all at once. It is the only procedure that can not only correct damaged skin and maintain healthy skin, but was also shown in a recent study to delay, and even reverse, some of the signs of aging!!
Double Chin Fat Reduction
Until 2015, the only good option for treating the dreaded double chin was minimally invasive liposuction. In 2015, CoolSculpting®, was FDA-approved to treat the small areas of fat around the chin and neck using the Cool Mini hand-held device. For most patients, 2-3 treatments are needed, with each treatment cycle or application providing a 20-25% reduction in the volume of fat in the treated area. Although results can be seen in as little as 3-4 weeks post-treatment, the best results are observed over a period of 3-4 months. This treatment involves no surgery, no needles, and no downtime! Pain is negligible, but there may be some swelling, tingling or numbness in the treated area for a short period of time following treatment.
Dr. Schwartz has had many of the procedures himself and can answer any questions you may have during a free consult at his office, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, in Leawood, KS. Call 913-451-8346 to request a free consultation, or complete this form.