Long gone are the days when the only individuals visiting a medical spa or a cosmetic surgical clinic were female. Cosmetic services for men are becoming more and more popular. These days, many men are interested in things like BOTOX® and other facial treatments. They are interested in fixing the cosmetic flaws they see, as well as reversing some of the negative changes associated with age.
There are a few factors that have made getting cosmetic procedures more acceptable for men. First is the work environment that men are currently finding themselves in. Things have changed in the work world. There is no such thing as a for sure job that will allow you to retire as you get older. Now, older men find themselves competing against younger men who not only have youth on their side, but who also have the ability and desire to work for less. So, to stay competitive, men in their late thirties or early forties are realizing the need to revamp their appearance to keep themselves looking and feeling their best.
A second factor is social media. Men were not known for spending a lot of time looking at themselves. However, with outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, men are being bombarded with images of themselves. They are being reminded of how their appearance has changed over the years, and this constant reminder is frustrating.
Yet another factor is a shift in attitudes. It is no longer viewed as feminine to care about the way one looks. In fact, these days, being a man is equated with keeping oneself looking nice, keeping oneself well-dressed and taking steps to care for one’s skin and appearance. Politicians and famous individuals have led the way in this trend, taking advantage of many of the cosmetic services for men.
One of the most popular cosmetic services for men is BOTOX®. BOTOX® is an injectable treatment that is designed to temporarily relax certain facial muscles, thereby reducing the appearance of and preventing the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that we have on our forehead, on the sides of our eyes or around the side of our mouth when we make facial expressions.
Another popular treatment among men is laser hair reduction. This is a procedure that uses the energy produced by a laser to deactivate your hair follicles, preventing them from making new hair. Laser hair reduction is designed to create long-lasting hair reduction. It can leave the treated area smooth for long periods of time.
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive procedure that is designed to lift and tighten the skin. It is often called a non-surgical facelift. Although it does not produce the same drastic results as a facelift, it does produce results that are noticeable and can make a man look a lot younger.
As more pressure is put on men to be concerned about their appearance and as it becomes more acceptable for men to take care of themselves, it is likely that we will see an increase in the percentage of men who come in for some sort of cosmetic procedure.
At Longevity in Oklahoma City, we are proud to offer a wide variety of cosmetic services for men ranging from BOTOX® and facial fillers to hair restoration and weight loss programs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!