Men: If you’re seeing signs of aging in your face or would like a bit more structure to your nose, cheekbones, or jawline, you should know that cosmetic injectables aren’t just for women. In fact, the use of dermal fillers, Botox, and other injectables has increased dramatically in recent years among men looking to stave off aging and those wanting to add more structure and fullness to their face.
Which cosmetic injectables might you want to consider as a man? Check out 6 of the most popular cosmetic injectables for men below.
Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport both contain botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxic protein prevents the release of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that prompts facial muscles to contract. By limiting facial muscle contractions, both Botox and Dysport not only reduce the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles but can also help prevent the development of additional facial creases.
Colloquially dubbed “Brotox,” Botox injections for men have become increasingly popular in recent years. In 2020, Botox facial enhancement was the most-requested cosmetic procedure among United States men, with more than 265,000 treatments administered annually.
For more information about how Botox works, what it can be used for, and myths surrounding this remarkably popular and effective injectable, check out 6 Things You Might Not Know About Botox and Curious About Botox? Here’s What You Need to Know.
Over the last decade, dermal fillers have also soared in popularity among men. In 2020, nearly 119,000 dermal filler treatments were administered to U.S. men, with Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra being some of the most requested fillers.
Like Botox, dermal fillers are frequently used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But unlike Botox, fillers can also be used to add volume and structure to various areas of the face.
Some fillers, such as Juvederm, Volbella, and others, contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a hydrophilic substance that exists naturally in the body. These fillers work by boosting the amount of HA in the skin, which smooths and plumps areas of volume loss.
HA can also help stimulate the production of collagen, which is the skin’s primary structural protein that naturally declines due to aging. The more collagen the skin produces, the smoother and more youthful it appears. Other fillers contain enzymes and acids that work in different ways to stimulate collagen production, smooth lines, and add volume to the skin.
For a more in-depth breakdown of how these products work and what they can be used for, check out:
Get a Free Cosmetic Injectable Consultation at Arijai Aesthetics
If you’re a man interested in getting dermal fillers, Botox, or other cosmetic injectables, our team at Arijai Aesthetics would love to help you determine which injectables are right for your needs. We specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and skin care services and are committed to helping men and women look and feel their best.
To learn more about our services or schedule a pre-treatment consultation, feel free to call our Burnsville, MN office today at 952-435-0605. You can also request a free consultation online, and we’ll be in touch promptly.