Men Age Too
Article by Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
The aging process does not discriminate between men and women. Every year more and more men are looking to optimize on the same facial rejuvenation techniques women have been using for decades.
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), cosmetic procedures for men increased 88% from 1997 to 2010. Men had more than 750,000 cosmetic procedures in 2010 alone.
Most polls reveal that most men seek cosmetic surgery to better compete in the workplace, not necessarily just for beauty,
At the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, 25% of our patients are male, and many have high profile media and political positions around the world.
Injectable fillers, rhinoplasty, eyelid rejuvenation, and wrinkle reduction are a popular choice for men, as are Botox injections.
Men have thicker skin than their female counterparts, which is why I use a very different technique with men. Often times the heavier, longer-lasting fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra are preferred for men.
In addition to differences in aesthetic ideals, men also age differently than women. It is important to ensure your physician has adequate experience with men to ensure you will have a natural looking result.
Historically, men usually wait much later than women to seek help for their aging appearance. Men may be more reluctant than women to remove their wrinkles and lines, which may account for why they wait longer to come in for a treatment.
Men also require extremely subtle results. I am extremely conservative with all of his patients, but even more so with men to assure successful results.