Sometimes people ask us, “what are the best cosmetic treatments for men?” Everyone wants to look and feel their best. The art and science of cosmetic treatments have evolved thanks to modern cosmetic surgery, injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers, skincare innovations, and a range of cutting-edge nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
Many men have misconceptions about what is possible. They incorrectly assume if they opt for a cosmetic procedure everyone will know they “had work done.” With the wide range of options available, results range from a dramatic transformation to just looking like you take care of yourself.
We hope these cosmetic treatments for men guide gives you an idea of what is possible for men like yourself. Some men are surprised that the right combination of procedures just enhances the work they do in the gym and makes them look a little younger and fitter.
Top Cosmetic Treatments for Men
Botox® & Neurotoxins for Fewer Expression Wrinkles
Some describe Botox® and other injectable neurotoxins as a gateway to cosmetic treatment. By temporarily relaxing targeted facial muscles, successful treatment smoothes wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and other areas like between the brows.
Botox® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment. It is a neuromodulator which means it affects the transmission of the signals between neurons and muscles. In layperson terms, it temporarily stops the unconscious movement in targeted facial muscles which cause certain wrinkles. Injectable neuromodulators including Botox®, Jeuveau®, Dysport® are among the easiest, most affordable, and effective ways to improve the appearance of skin. Many find that Botox® results can be subtle and make them look like they had a good night’s sleep or a relaxing weekend.
Neuromodulators are ideal for targeting a variety of areas including:
- Forehead lines or creases
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Nasolabial folds
- Frown lines between brows
- A “gummy” smile
- Lines surrounding the mouth & lips
- Creases on the nose
- Some dimples in the chin
- And more!
There are also medical and therapeutic applications including treatment of chronic tension headaches, bothersome twitching of facial muscles, and more.
While there are many different types of professionals who are legally able to perform Botox® injections, be selective. So much of the success depends on the placement of the hyper-local injections. See a professional who is experienced with cosmetic procedures, performing injections, and who has a superior understanding of the face’s structure and the muscle
Dermal Fillers to Restore Fullness and Subtly Sculpt the Face
Dermal fillers are another nonsurgical injectable cosmetic treatment option. As the name implies, fillers are used to add volume or fullness to the face or targeted areas of the body.
As we age, the face thins and hollows leading to sagging skin, wrinkles, and a look of gauntness. Strategically injected filler can subtly fill in some of it resulting in a more youthful, vital appearance. Depending on the injection site, the result may also be a healthier, more rested look as in the case of some under-eye injections that get rid of “dark circles” under the eyes.
Also, some use dermal fillers to subtly sculpt their cheekbones, jawbone, or other areas on their face. Men are often pleased with the way a little dermal filler can contribute to a “more chiseled” yet younger-looking version of their face.
Fillers are very versatile. Depending on your goals, fillers may be injected into:
- Lips for more volume
- Vertical lip lines
- The nasolabial folds (parenthesis)
- Marionette lines
- Under-eye hollows
- Acne Scars
There are so many injectables. Some offer skin rejuvenation benefits as well as immediate cosmetic benefits. Talk with a knowledgeable specialist to learn your options. The success of any treatment depends on the skill and knowledge of your provider.
Kybella® Facial Fat Reduction
Do you struggle with a double chin despite all those hours you rack up on your Peloton or gym? Kybella® injections are effective at getting rid of small pockets of stubborn fat. The FDA approves it as a treatment that works by destroying targeted subcutaneous fat cells at the injection site. Once those cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat.
While Kybella® isn’t a substitute for dialing in nutrition and exercise, it is highly effective for getting rid of unwanted fat in specific areas.
Laser Cosmetic Treatments
Lasers are not just for science fiction. Lasers have a range of therapeutic as well as cosmetic applications. Laser skin resurfacing is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure.
Many men especially enjoy laser skin resurfacing, also sometimes known as a “laser peel.”
Resurfacing may improve the appearance and texture of the skin cosmetically improving wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and more.
Your provider uses a laser device to send pulsating beams of light to specific areas. This is highly skilled and precise work but many find the results well worth it.
Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of or in some cases remove:
- Acne scars
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun-damaged skin
- Scars from diseases like chickenpox
- Non-responsive skin after a facelift
- Liver spots or sun spots
- Enlarged oil glands
Modern Hair Restoration
We proudly offer the (PRFM) Hair Loss Treatment. PRFM is an exciting new technology used by elite athletes to increase cell generation and promote wound healing. It was a medical technique before evolving into a cosmetic procedure.
First, your provider draws a small vial of your blood. Next, the blood is spun in a centrifuge, to separate the platelets from the other blood cells and material and transformed into PRFM.
When used for hair restoration, it is injected directly into targeted follicles to help stimulate the rejuvenation of the follicles and hair regrowth.
In summary, the PRFM treatment involves taking what your body naturally produces and using it to rejuvenate.
Like every procedure, PRFM isn’t appropriate for every individual. For example, it isn’t ideal for people who lost hair due to an illness or medical condition like alopecia. The best way to discover which treatments are best for you, talk with a skilled practitioner and discuss your medical history, budget, lifestyle, and goals.
CoolSculpting® Elite Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-Cleared, nonsurgical treatment that effectively reduces targeted fat. Through the procedure, targeted fat cells are frozen then crystallized. Your body naturally processes the fat cells leaving a more sculpted you.
Best of all, since this is a non-invasive procedure you experience no downtime. Some relax and read, stream Netflix, or even nap during the treatment.
Some of the benefits of Coolsculpting® include:
- Less expensive than liposuction
- Non-surgical and non-invasive
- Safe and effective
- Targets specific stubborn pockets of fat
To see whether CoolSculpting® is a good option for your needs, talk with a skilled and experienced provider. Your provider should be able to share example photos and help you understand what kind of results are possible and realistic.
CoolTone® Muscle Toning
Sometimes people confuse CoolTone® and CoolSculpting®. Instead of freezing fat cells to destroy them, CoolTone® helps tone and strengthen muscles.
CoolTone® involves magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS). A small amount of electromagnetic energy is shot into the muscles causing the muscles to contract, then relax then contract again. The procedure strengthens the muscle fibers.
The FDA-cleared CoolTone® for use on the thighs, abs, and butt. However, muscles are muscles and the treatment also may work for other areas you want to target.
Skin Care Treatments
Some men neglect their skin. If you want to look your best, it all starts with taking care of yourself. When you eat well, hit the gym, and take care of your skin then you usually look better than peers who neglect their skin and health.
See a skilled professional to learn the best techniques and products for day-to-day skin care including cleansing, moisturizing, a good broad-spectrum sunscreen, and any treatments you need. The routine doesn’t need to be overly complicated.
In addition to day-to-day skincare, The Skin Center offers a range of sophisticated non-surgical cosmetic procedures that may address your needs. Some of today’s options include:
- Profound® RF treatment
- Facials and chemical peels
- Broadband light (BBL™)
- Thread lift facelift alternative
- Injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers
- And more!
Next Steps: Schedule a Consultation
Results for any of these popular cosmetic treatments for men vary by individual. Your best course of action is to schedule a consultation with a well-reputed professional. Frankly discuss your aesthetic goals and any areas of concern.
Your provider will also want to learn about your lifestyle, medical history, budget, comfort with cosmetic procedures, and more. The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery is the go-to for modern cosmetic procedures and skincare solutions.
Charlotte, NC area residents have trusted their appearances to Charlotte Plastic Surgery for over 70 years. We apply that history of excellence and experience to modern procedures that help men look their best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.