Although many people associate cosmetic procedures with women, more and more men are now choosing to enhance their appearance through cosmetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. In fact, due to the increasing pressure to maintain a youthful appearance in order to stay competitive in today’s job market, men now represent one of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetic treatment market. Dermal fillers, in particular, are rapidly gaining popularity amongst the male population. However, men and women often approach dermal fillers differently.
While dermal fillers are popular with both men and women, they often have very different goals for the procedure due to characteristics that are perceived to be feminine and masculine. Women often request dermal fillers to add volume to the lips and cheeks, while men primarily focus on the lower face, opting to use filler to add structure to the jawline and achieve a more pronounced chin.
In addition, some men hope to increase the prominence of their forehead by injecting fillers above the brows, whereas women do not aim to make these features more pronounced. Although some men request filler to provide structure to the cheeks, they are careful not to add volume to the lips, as large, pouty lips can be perceived as a feminine trait. Filler is useful to disguise scars or asymmetric lips for both men and women.
When it comes to dermal fillers, men tend to be more conservative in their approach, opting to make very small adjustments, which help to conceal the signs of aging without requiring downtime. As a result, they are often focused on their overall appearance, rather than one particular feature. Conversely, women often seek perfection when undergoing a cosmetic procedure and know exactly what they would like to change and what they hope to achieve.
Therefore, they are often willing to accept some risks in order to achieve their goals. In addition, since women are typically more educated about the various cosmetic treatment options, they are also more likely to try a greater number of treatments, even if downtime is required.
Just as men typically opt for procedures which are less invasive, they are also less likely to choose treatments that require multiple sessions or maintenance following the procedure. Since they are often more concerned about the risks involved, many men even avoid scheduling follow up appointments until they have had a chance to assess the potential side effects or risks of the treatment. Women, on the other hand, are typically not put off by treatments that require multiple sessions and do not hesitate to schedule any necessary follow up appointments.
Regardless of your gender, dermal fillers are a minimally invasive and safe treatment option which can be used to help you temporarily achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more, we welcome you to contact our clinic and schedule a consultation with one of our medical experts who will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.