Cosmetic Injections & Anti Wrinkle Injections for Men – Brotox
The Latest Grooming Options to look your best
Non-surgical treatments such as cosmetic injections have become increasingly popular in the last decade, and more men are jumping on board as they can see what treatments can do for their friends and partners.
Also, with selfies, online profiles and social media sharing breaking down former stigmas about ‘getting something done,’ men are also starting to talk about their treatments more openly.
But today’s advanced non-surgical and surgery treatments – when performed by a highly skilled expert or Plastic Surgeon- are hardly noticeable as appearing anything but natural-looking. Gone are the days when ‘having work done’ on your face, skin or body was obvious to everyone you met – these days, the natural-but-improved look is definitely in with men and women across the world.
And today’s treatments are quite advanced – whether it’s injections to reduce eye wrinkles or forehead lines, or skin resurfacing laser treatments to get you younger-looking skin – or even cheek bone enhancements to re-masculinise your facial features when gravity has taken its toll – a good injector will leave you looking very much like a well-rested, rejuvenated and improved version of yourself – not a startled, plastic or ‘over-injected’ one.
You can look like a younger, smoother or better you with no one being the wiser. Except that if you are really stoked about your cosmetic injections or plastic surgery results, you may want to share what you’ve done with others!
Cosmetic Treatment Advances for Men’s Skin and Wrinkle Reduction
The vast medical progress our Australian society has undergone in recent decades has allowed for more advanced, refined and sophisticated procedures to evolve. Women, in particular, have been known to be long-term fans of cosmetic facial treatments & rejuvenation procedures such as:
- Laser hair removal
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Hyperpigmentation treatments to reduce sun spots and ageing spots
- Moles and lesion removals
- Light-Based Skin Rejuvenation treatments (such as Healite II)
- Hyperhydrosis (injectables treatments for excessive sweating)
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery (Eyelid reduction or Eyelid lift – Blepharoplasty)
- Facelifts and Neck Lifts
- Liposuction for stubborn fat removal
And now men are following suit.
Why are more men opting for skincare and injectables treatments than in past years?
Here’s why our Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Support Teams think more men are getting treatments than ever before, such as dermal volumisers or fillers – quality Injectables that can reduce crow’s feet, tear troughs and facial wrinkles; laser skin refinements treatments; skin peels and even Facelift Surgery, Rhinoplasty and Necklift Surgery.
Plus, liposuction has long been popular for men wanting to contour their abdominal area where exercise has failed to yield a flatter, firmer abdomen.
Men are likely more attracted and open to undertaking injectables treatments and cosmetic or plastic surgery because:
- Photographs and image sharing is now an ingrained part of life
- Men now see what their face & skin texture looks like – and they see this on a more frequent basis – with higher image resolution – than ever before
- People are now often ‘first met’ through online profiles, and digital networking technologies are highly dependent on images for first-time connection-making
- Men watch their partners and female and male friends undergo cosmetic skin treatments and injectables and they take note of the appearance enhancement effects
- they end up wanting similar results for themselves
- they are sometimes curious to see what can be done to improve their own looks
- in the past, treatments weren’t always a greatly accepted option for them, but with more men caring about how they look – and wanting to look their best for longer – it’s becoming quite mainstream and widely accepted as an inherent part of ‘men’s grooming’
- Career instability and career changes – because people over 45, 55 and 65 want to remain in the workforce for longer than ever before – and because they are often competing against younger candidates for prime career roles – they feel a need to look as youthful and attractive as possible
- Research has shown that people considered more attractive and youthful-looking often have greater choices in romantic partners and job roles – even salaries are higher for people who are rated by others as being ‘more attractive’
Of all the plastic surgery and cosmetic skin treatments men can choose, however, the top anti-ageing treatments seem to be:
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) – which can now be done surgically or – for some men – using injectable fillers (a “liquid nose job”)
- Tumescent Liposuction (reduction of stubborn fat stores)
- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty or eyelid reduction/eyelid lift to remedy droopy eyelids)
- Cosmetic Injectables (Fillers and injections that reduce wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia treatment for ‘male boobs’ or ‘moobs’)
- Skin Reduction Body Contouring Surgery after Massive Weight Loss (such as after Bariatric surgery/gastric sleeve surgery or gastric banding).
However, one of the most popular procedures for men in Australia is cosmetic injections to reduce crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles or enhance a facial feature.
Cosmetic Injectables: the “go-to” Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for men who’ve had excessive sun exposure or seem to be ageing more rapidly than their peers
If you look around at men in their 40s, 50s and 60s, you’ll notice that there is significant variation in how their skin looks (e.g., the amount and depth of facial wrinkles that they have).
This is partially related to their genetic heritage but is strongly impacted by how much sun exposure they have accumulated across their lifetime. Plus, the skin will age more rapidly when it is exposed to other environmental toxins such as pollution. Eating a poor diet or smoking can also rapidly age the skin and overall facial appearance, leaving deep crevices that may need deeper skin refinement treatments (such as Fraxel treatments) for best results.
Fortunately, there’s a lot that can be done to restore a more youthful, smoother looking skin appearance.
Pop culture, celebrity blogs and rampant social media image sharing have now firmly established cosmetic injectables as a mainstream cosmetic-medical procedure for men and women.
Injectables and even SKIN BOOSTER treatments are now the “go-to fast-recovery” cosmetic-medical treatments for men who want fewer lines and reduced facial wrinkles. Plus, you can even aim for more-pronounced cheekbones or slightly fuller lips if you’re not quite sure you are ready for a surgical facelift yet, but you are wanting to do something positive to slow down the ageing of your skin.
Quick and efficient in the hands of a skilled and qualified medical injector, these treatments seem to fit into “mainstream men’s skincare” these days.
What are Cosmetic Medical Injections and how do they reduce wrinkles?
Cosmetic injections are a procedure that involves injecting a filler substance or a muscle-relaxing solution at a level in your skin that helps diminish wrinkles or produce a firming or plumping effect.
Injectables for men are great options to help reduce facial lines and eye area wrinkles, as well as restore facial areas that have lost volume due to ageing or significant weight loss.
Cosmetic Anti-Wrinkle Injections are best administered by qualified, highly-trained health professionals. Here at Coco Ruby, our Team includes Aesthetic Physician Dr Tina Purdon and Registered Nurse Sandra, works alongside the leading Plastic Surgeons’ group at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery.
Injectables are performed with either cosmetic wrinkle fillers, dermal volumisers or muscle-relaxing medical substances. These solutions are delivered using micro-fine needles or tiny cannulas.
Micro-fine injections can help smooth your skin and reduce facial-line depth when administered by a seasoned professional (but not all injectors are equal – be sure to read our other blogs about choosing an Injector and be sure they are qualified and perform a full skin assessment prior to undergoing any treatments).
The most popular cosmetic fillers overall are:
- Approved temporary-filler-solution products
- Synthetic fillers (such as silicone)
- Autologous fillers (such as fat)
For Fillers in our Clinics, we focus on delivering quality brand, undiluted approved-filler-solution-acid based solutions (temporary facial fillers). These types of fillers offer long-lasting results that are temporary and hence, apt to be less problematic (more readily reversible) than most permanent fillers in the longer run, whilst giving a rejuvenating effect.
The Plastic Surgeons at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery may also perform autologous fat transfer procedures to enhance either a facelift surgery or a similar facial contouring surgery (visit www.cocorubyplasticsurgery.com.au for more details about surgical options).
As for injectable treatments to relax muscles and temporarily reduce wrinkles or lines on the face, these remain some of the most popular types of cosmetic injection treatments for men (followed by dermal filler injections).
Unlike cosmetic fillers, which do just as their descriptive name suggests (fill wrinkles, lines or scars and plump skin or lip areas), the muscle-relaxant injectable substances relax the muscles around the area where the wrinkles are being treated.
They can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis conditions (excessive sweating).
Three Popular Grooming Options to look your best include Wrinkle Injections
Surgical and non-surgical treatments for men have become increasingly popular in the last decade. Anti-Wrinkle injections are one of the increasingly popular ways men are reducing facial lines and rejuvenating their facial features.
Women have been making use of them for decades, and it seems we men are finally catching on to how much cosmetic wrinkle injections and eye area wrinkle treatments can actually DO to help keep us looking your best – or at least nearly as young as our partners look after their own skin rejuvenation and injectables treatments.
In the non-surgical arena, two types of Injectable Treatment procedures are becoming the most popular ‘rapid recovery’ in-clinic procedures for men. These are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers:
muscle-relaxing injections to combat wrinkles, and
dermal fillers to replace lost volume, fill a facial scar or enhance a feature
- Cosmetic Injections for Wrinkle Reductions or Crow’s Feet Reduction
The main advantages of anti-wrinkle Injectables and facial filler procedures are that they can be very time-effective as well as more economical than some forms of surgery rejuvenation.
For cosmetic injections to relax wrinkles or fill an acne scar or tear trough area:
- the treatment itself is relatively quick (15 minutes to 1 hour) once you’ve had treatment plan formulated after your medical history taking and full facial assessment
- there is little to zero downtime (no time off from work)
- a skilled Injector using quality brand injectables solutions will typically know methods to help minimise redness and reduce post-injection bruising
- it’s easy to use a lightly-tinted sunscreen to cover up any evidence of having had injections (redness or bruising will usually disappear entirely in a few days, although every patient is different).
This is what makes injectables treatments so attractive to those of us who feel we don’t have time for more complex or lengthy surgical procedures.
Here are the top 3 most popular cosmetic injections that are particularly suitable for men who want to present their best.
There are other options as well, so if you have a particular skin concern, our Dermal Clinicians and Top Injectors would be happy to assist you in learning about your treatment options.
#1 Hyperhydrosis Treatments: No more sweaty underarms or sweaty hands
The same type of cosmetic injections that help reduce forehead lines are also quite useful for curing sweaty underarms.
Imagine being able to wear light-coloured shirts without worrying about underarm sweat marks showing through the fabric!
Muscle-Relaxing Injections are versatile and are used for other skin conditions – not just wrinkle reduction and not just for men.
Although injectable solutions that relax muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles are most popular for the face, you’ll find it’s used for many other conditions, such as reducing migraine headaches by releasing muscle tension across the temples OR even reducing excessive sweating.
Primarily a solution for excessive perspiration (super sweats), this can also help you if you have overly-sensitive underarms or develop allergic reactions to deodorants.
Injectables Treatments for Hyperhydrosis conditions can also help you reduce your constantly-sweaty palms. Read the blog on hyperhidrosis treatments. Or if you suffer from frequent tension headaches, injectables may be a helpful option to help you reduce them.
Injectables to reduce excess sweating under your armpits or on your palms
This injectables treatment procedure typically reduces excess sweating for six to eight or nine months. Even though it might sound a bit unusual to want to down-regulate your hydration system with injected solutions, the method is considered safe and can be very effective for you if your perspiration system is constantly in overdrive.
Best of all, it all takes as little as 15 minutes to treat both underarms.
#2 Eye Area Injections: Say Goodbye to tear troughs and under-eye bags
After a certain point in your life, you are likely to notice your skin undergoing some highly-visible changes. The loss of plumpness around your eye area – or sagging upper eyelids – are common.
A lack of volume can happen due to low levels of an approved temporary-filler-solution. Some athletes also have such low body fat levels that they end up looking gaunt around their eye and eyelid areas.
Upper eyelids are sometimes better treated with eyelid surgery (described as an eyelid reduction, eyelid lift or Blepharoplasty procedure).
For example, the man in the image below would likely be far better suited for a surgical consultation with a Specialist Plastic Surgeon about getting an eyelid reduction surgery or Canthoplasty (for under-eye bags and loose skin) rather than a non-surgical injectables treatment. But he might look best if he had a combination of both!
However, if tear troughs and crow’s feet wrinkles are an issue for you more than very saggy, baggy eyelid skin, injectables may be your preferred option. A cosmetic injection using dermal fillers and injections of muscle relaxants strategically placed around your eye or eyelid area may be just what is needed to restore a more youthful-looking eye area.
Every person is different, however, and just how often you’ll need to get anti-ageing injectables for facial rejuvenation maintenance can vary. Procedures such as these tend to need to be done approximately every 6 to 12 months to keep up the youthful appearance of your skin.
Eye-area cosmetic injections take only 10 to 20 minutes of your time for most maintenance appointments, but because there are NO GO injecting zones to be aware of, choose only a highly experienced injector.
#3 Facial Wrinkles Reduction – Wrinkle-free in no time
Another use for cosmetic injections involves their well-known wrinkle-removing properties.
Wrinkle-removing cosmetic injections can be performed with either muscle-relaxing solutions or dermal fillers – a great injecting strategy often includes both.
It depends on you and your Injecting Clinician to determine which is suitable for your face, and where to strategically inject each solution, to best meet your facial enhancement needs.
A well-informed decision aided by the expert opinion of a top Injecting practitioner is always a great choice. That’s because not all injectors are equal in terms of expertise, experience and knowledge.
Because injection treatment results are so visible (they can’t be hidden under clothing), we recommend NOT opting for discount injection specials, as they might be cheaper due to using less-experienced injectors or cheaper injection solution brands (or diluted products) that won’t last as long or feel as natural to you as a quality injectables product delivered by a seasoned Practitioner such as the Coco Ruby Injecting Team of Dr Tina Purdon and Sandra Wallace.
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