The world of aesthetic treatments has long been dominated by women, but times are changing. More men than ever are venturing into clinics to explore ways to enhance their appearance. However, it’s essential to understand that men’s aesthetic needs are not a mere extension of women’s. They are unique and require a tailored approach.
The Rise in Popularity
The stigma surrounding men getting aesthetic treatments is gradually fading. Men are now more open to treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, and Sculptra, acknowledging that self-care and grooming are not solely women’s domains. The rise in ‘Brotox’—Botox for men—is a testament to this changing landscape.
Unique Concerns for Men
Men’s skin is fundamentally different from women’s; it’s generally thicker, has more collagen, and produces more sebum. These differences mean that men are often less prone to fine lines but more susceptible to issues like enlarged pores and oily skin.
While women often seek Botox to eliminate fine lines and achieve a youthful look, men usually aim for a more subtle effect. They want to reduce wrinkles but maintain a certain ruggedness or ‘character’ in their appearance. Therefore, the application and dosage of Botox often differ between the genders.
Women often use dermal fillers to achieve fuller lips or high cheekbones. Men, on the other hand, usually seek a more chiseled jawline or to reduce the appearance of under-eye hollows. The types of fillers and their placement can vary significantly based on these different objectives.
Sculptra is another treatment gaining traction among men. It stimulates collagen production, offering a more natural and long-lasting effect. Men often opt for Sculptra to address volume loss in the face, a concern that is less frequently seen in women until they reach a more advanced age.
Safety and Post-Treatment Care
Regardless of gender, safety should be the utmost priority. Always ensure that you are consulting with a qualified and experienced practitioner. Men may also find that their thicker skin requires a longer recovery time post-treatment, another factor to consider when planning aesthetic procedures.
The Consultation Process
The consultation process is crucial for both men and women. However, men, being relatively new to the world of aesthetic treatments, may require more education and reassurance during the consultation. It’s essential to discuss the expected outcomes, potential risks, and post-treatment care explicitly.
The increasing number of men seeking aesthetic treatments is a positive sign of changing attitudes towards self-care and grooming among men. However, the industry needs to adapt and offer tailored treatments that cater to men’s unique aesthetic needs.
At Freyja Medical, we pride ourselves on our bespoke approach, ensuring that all our patients, regardless of gender, receive the best possible care and results.
Nurse Clare Wyatt boasts an impressive 25 years in nursing and a decade in medical aesthetics. Clare’s deep passion for aesthetics shines through in her commitment to delivering natural and radiant results for her clients. She tailors a personalised treatment plan for each individual, ensuring optimal results and cementing her reputation as a reliable and experienced practitioner.
To book an aesthetic consultation with Nurse Clare Wyatt at our Wrexham clinic, click here.