With today’s competitive job market in an unsteady economy, more men are becoming concerned about their physical appearance. More and more men have been pursuing cosmetic surgical procedures to preserve their appearance so they can lengthen the lifespan of their careers and compete with younger applicants. According to studies by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), men have accounted for 9 percent of both surgical and non-surgical procedures in 2011. Comprehensive surgical procedures are not always necessarily required to create a younger appearance for men. ASPS studies have also shown increases in minimally invasive procedures for men, such as cosmetic injectables like Botox® or chemical peels. With the minimal downtime, many men opt for non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can take years off appearance without requiring time away from work.
According to ASPS’ study, the most popular non-surgical treatment among men is Botox®, a cosmetic injectable made with botulinum toxin that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles and furrows. Cosmetic injectables can also help further prevent wrinkles from forming with results lasting an average of 4-6 months. Facial fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® refill areas that have lost volume due to the effects of aging, gravity, and sun exposure. A registered nurse on Dr. Burstein’s medical team, performs these non-surgical procedures using her extensive knowledge and training.
For men who suffer from sagging skin, Dr. Fernando Burstein also offers anti-aging procedures to tighten areas of the face that cause a tired or aged appearance. Ultherapy® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive skin treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tighten the forehead and neck areas. By gently warming the tissue from within, collagen production is triggered and loose skin is lifted and tightened. To even skin tone and texture, chemical peels are also useful as a non-surgical treatment. Chemical peels improve acne, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or scars by exfoliating damaged skin cells to reveal healthy, fresh skin underneath.
These non-surgical skin treatments are not limited to only men. Women have also increasingly chosen minimally invasive procedures for anti-aging treatment. Dr. Burstein offers a variety of cosmetic treatments to meet his patients’ needs. If you are interested in these procedures or other facial rejuvenation options, please contact our office to schedule a consultation today. If you haven’t already, be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.