Esthetic non-surgical treatments like Botox and dermal fillers have increased in popularity among men who want to reduce the signs of aging, challenging the popular belief that women are the only ones interested in maintaining a youthful appearance.
Men’s facial muscles are larger than women’s, resulting in deeper frown and forehead lines. Volume loss under the eyes (the tear trough), lines around the lateral edges of the eyes (crow’s feet), and the dreaded double chin are additional concerns that can be easily treated with neurotoxin and/or dermal fillers for a natural, more youthful appearance – all with little to no downtime.
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, axillary hyperhidrosis (the excessive sweating of the armpits) tends to worsen, negatively affecting the self-confidence and quality of life of those affected. To disguise their condition, they will often avoid certain styles and colours of clothing to avoid ‘pit stains’ – created by the mixture of sweat and antiperspirants or deodorants. If clinical strength topical treatments aren’t cutting it, Botox injections can be administered in the armpit safely and with minimal discomfort to reduce sweating for up to one year.
One of the biggest cosmetic concerns for men today is male-pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) – a product of the miniaturization of follicles over time in genetically sensitive hairs. There are various patterns and severities of male-pattern hair loss, and researchers and clinicians have spent years trying to find effective treatments. Despite a lack of long-term, standardized large-scale trials, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections is a promising new treatment option, both as single therapy or an adjunct to other treatments. PRP contains high concentrations of a patient’s own growth factors, which can help to stimulate new hair growth and density.
First, blood is drawn from the patient’s arm into a small vial. The vial is centrifuged to isolate the PRP component, which is then injected into the area of hair loss. The in-clinic procedure lasts for roughly 30 minutes, and patients can resume normal activity immediately afterward. Typically, PRP is injected once a month for four months. After six months, the physician will assess its efficacy in the patient, provide them with a maintenance schedule and determine if additional treatments are necessary.
If you have any questions about the procedures mentioned above, please call 416.350.5900 (ext. 5) to speak with a member of the Refine by Medcan team.