It’s a common misconception that men don’t age or care about maintaining their appearance.
In reality, men have become one of the fastest growing groups of patients requesting cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. Injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra are especially popular among male patients because they offer a safe and effective way to correct wrinkles and creases and return youthful fullness, without plastic surgery or recovery.
Continue reading to learn 5 benefits of dermal fillers for men and what patients can expect should they decide to undergo treatment.
1. Dermal fillers for Men are Virtually Painless
Dermal fillers are designed to be an extremely comfortable procedure. Unlike surgery, the treatment doesn’t require incisions or general anesthesia. A topical or local anesthetic is often applied prior to filler application, and patients may experience a mild pricking sensation during the injection process.
Any post-filler tenderness can be alleviated with an over-the-counter acetaminophen.
2. They Provide Immediate Results
One of the best things that men can expect from fillers are immediate results.
These injectable products quickly and effectively plump skin to smooth lines and folds and restore structure. As a result, dermal fillers for men allow patients to look younger and more-refreshed in a single treatment.
3. There’s No Downtime
After undergoing injections, men are free to return to work and go about their day as they normally would. However, there are several activities that should be avoided for the first 24-48 hours including, strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption (which can increase the likelihood of swelling and bruising).
Additionally, you shouldn’t rub, itch or massage the treatment area for the first 24 hours, as it could cause the filler to migrate to surrounding areas.
4. Fillers Are Quick and Performed In-Office
Dermal fillers for men can be performed in the comfort of our office in approximately 30 minutes. This means that patients can receive injections over their lunch break, without any disruption to their busy schedules.
5. They Have an Excellent Safety Profile, With Few Side Effects
Cosmetic injectables, like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra, are all FDA-approved and have a very low rate of complication. Nevertheless, dermal fillers for men can result in mild and temporary side effects including redness, bruising, tenderness and pinpoint bleeding along the injection site. Hypersensitivity or numbness is also common for the first week.
The best way to minimize risk is to see a skilled, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Navin Singh. If you are considering dermal fillers for men, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation.