Men’s Medical Spa Procedures

Spas offer many services for women, but now, men who want to look and feel young, healthy, and energized are turning to MedSpa treatments. According to recent statistics, Botox services for men have increased 250% since 2000. Among the 14 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2015, the top 5 included BOTOX, dermal fillers, and laser hair removal, and many clients were men.

The reason men are having more cosmetic procedures is because men experience the same aging effects as women: volume loss, wrinkles, fine lines, reduced moisture, and sun damage. Medical spa procedures can mitigate the signs of skin damage and aging, restoring a man’s overall appearance to a more refreshed, youthful look.

BOTOX

BOTOX is a therapeutic solution derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, and is also called botulinum toxin type A. The media now refers to BOTOX for men as BROTOX. This product is manufactured as a freeze-dried powder that must be stored in the freezer until use. Around 4 milliliters of normal saline are added to the vial to produce 5 units per 0.1 milliliter.

BOTOX works by blocking the release of a muscle substance called acetylcholine, which is needed for muscle contraction. Because the muscle is temporarily paralyzed, no wrinkling occurs. The BOTOX solution is usually injected into the muscles of the forehead as well as those muscles around the eyes.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is now popular among men who wish to remove unwanted body and facial hair. The procedure is used to permanently disable the hair follicle growth. For best results, many sessions are usually required (3-8).

With the laser hair removal procedure, protective eye shields are worn to prevent injury to your retinas or corneas. The hairs that will be treated are trimmed down to a few millimeters. A cold gel is applied to the skin to protect the outer layers, and to facilitate the laser light penetration. The laser beam is adjusted to match skin color, location, and thickness of hair to be removed. A low-energy laser beam passes through the skin to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a dermal filler injected into wrinkles of the face to fill those areas. Juvederm, also called hyaluronic acid, can be used to lift up the cheeks, build up sagging hands, and plump the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body, so there is no risk for rejection.

Juvederm works by filling in the cracks of the fine lines underneath the skin’s second layer (dermis). In addition, Juvederm works by stretching the fibroplasts (skin cells) and creating collagen to fill in the wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid is naturally absorbed by the body, so injections must be done again in 1-2 years.

Spas offer many services for women, but now, men who want to look and feel young, healthy, and energized are turning to MedSpa treatments. According to recent statistics, Botox services for men have increased 250% since 2000. Among the 14 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2015, the top 5 included BOTOX, dermal fillers, and laser hair removal, and many clients were men.

The reason men are having more cosmetic procedures is because men experience the same aging effects as women: volume loss, wrinkles, fine lines, reduced moisture, and sun damage. Medical spa procedures can mitigate the signs of skin damage and aging, restoring a man’s overall appearance to a more refreshed, youthful look.

BOTOX

BOTOX is a therapeutic solution derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, and is also called botulinum toxin type A. The media now refers to BOTOX for men as BROTOX. This product is manufactured as a freeze-dried powder that must be stored in the freezer until use. Around 4 milliliters of normal saline are added to the vial to produce 5 units per 0.1 milliliter.

BOTOX works by blocking the release of a muscle substance called acetylcholine, which is needed for muscle contraction. Because the muscle is temporarily paralyzed, no wrinkling occurs. The BOTOX solution is usually injected into the muscles of the forehead as well as those muscles around the eyes.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is now popular among men who wish to remove unwanted body and facial hair. The procedure is used to permanently disable the hair follicle growth. For best results, many sessions are usually required (3-8).

With the laser hair removal procedure, protective eye shields are worn to prevent injury to your retinas or corneas. The hairs that will be treated are trimmed down to a few millimeters. A cold gel is applied to the skin to protect the outer layers, and to facilitate the laser light penetration. The laser beam is adjusted to match skin color, location, and thickness of hair to be removed. A low-energy laser beam passes through the skin to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles.

Juvederm

Juvederm is a dermal filler injected into wrinkles of the face to fill those areas. Juvederm, also called hyaluronic acid, can be used to lift up the cheeks, build up sagging hands, and plump the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body, so there is no risk for rejection.

Juvederm works by filling in the cracks of the fine lines underneath the skin’s second layer (dermis). In addition, Juvederm works by stretching the fibroplasts (skin cells) and creating collagen to fill in the wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid is naturally absorbed by the body, so injections must be done again in 1-2 years.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a procedure that can reduce body fat. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not involve sucking out the fat tissue. Multiple body areas can be treated during one session, such as the abdomen and love handles. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, as it is used to tone and sculpt a body region.

CoolSculpting works by using cold energy to permanently destroy fat cells. The fat bulge is placed in between two cooling plates and held by a strong vacuum. The fat cells die when the temperature is lowered, but skin, blood vessels, and nerves remain unaffected. The body absorbs the fat, and it is excreted from the body.

Laser Tattoo Removal

According to a 2012 Harris Poll, approximately 21% of Americans have at least one tattoo. Of these people, 14% reported they regretted the decision to get a tattoo. The number of tattoo removal procedures has increased 50%, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Survey. Laser tattoo removal is used to remove that tattoo without harming the surrounding skin.

With the laser tattoo removal procedure, laser energy is delivered to the ink in short pulses of intense, concentrated light. Different ink colors respond to different laser lights. The immune system removes the ink fragments from the body.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2016).American Society of Plastic Surgeons Releases Report Showing Shift in Procedures. Retrieved from:

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/2016/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery.html

Wieczorek IT, Hibler BP, & Rossi AM (2015). Injectable Cosmetic Procedures for the Male Patient.J Drugs Dermatol, 14(9), 1043-1051.

CoolSculpting is a procedure that can reduce body fat. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not involve sucking out the fat tissue. Multiple body areas can be treated during one session, such as the abdomen and love handles. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, as it is used to tone and sculpt a body region.

CoolSculpting works by using cold energy to permanently destroy fat cells. The fat bulge is placed in between two cooling plates and held by a strong vacuum. The fat cells die when the temperature is lowered, but skin, blood vessels, and nerves remain unaffected. The body absorbs the fat, and it is excreted from the body.

Laser Tattoo Removal

According to a 2012 Harris Poll, approximately 21% of Americans have at least one tattoo. Of these people, 14% reported they regretted the decision to get a tattoo. The number of tattoo removal procedures has increased 50%, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Survey. Laser tattoo removal is used to remove that tattoo without harming the surrounding skin.

With the laser tattoo removal procedure, laser energy is delivered to the ink in short pulses of intense, concentrated light. Different ink colors respond to different laser lights. The immune system removes the ink fragments from the body.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2016).American Society of Plastic Surgeons Releases Report Showing Shift in Procedures. Retrieved from:

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/2016/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery.html

Wieczorek IT, Hibler BP, & Rossi AM (2015). Injectable Cosmetic Procedures for the Male Patient.J Drugs Dermatol, 14(9), 1043-1051.