The number of men who have pursued minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has skyrocketed since 2000, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It’s a trend that plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon has seen firsthand at his Chula Vista practice. In this blog post, we take a look at the five most in-demand minimally invasive procedures for men.
The “Brotox” trend is alive and real, as more men are choosing Botox for their skin aging concerns. There are many reasons for this increase, including older men feeling pressure to compete for jobs, the desire to look young when dating much younger partners, and/or the need for a personal boost in self-confidence. Botox is an effective treatment used to treat frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, achieving a smoother, more youthful facial appearance.
Laser Hair Removal
The desire for smooth, hairless skin is high among both men and women, especially among those who spend hours at San Diego’s beautiful beaches. Laser hair removal is a long-lasting solution for removing unwanted hair on different areas on the body, including the back, face, legs, underarms and chest. Typically, patients will see results within four to six treatments, so Dr. Chacon recommends patients who want to get rid of unwanted hair in time for summer start the process months in advance.
For men who are concerned with aged and/or damaged skin, microdermabrasion can brighten and refresh skin in one simple treatment. During the treatment, Dr. Chacon uses a special vacuum tool to lift away dead skin cells and improve the appearance of age spots, scarring, wrinkles and fine lines. Dr. Chacon can use microdermabrasion to treat the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
Like Botox, hyaluronic-acid based fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are becoming increasingly popular among men who want to smooth away signs of aging. Dermal fillers have a variety of uses, including smoothening wrinkles and filling in folds and areas of the face and neck that have become sunken or hollow due to aging. The amount of filler is customized, achieving beautiful results that each patient can enjoy.
Men who have spent hours under the hot summer sun are increasingly choosing chemical peels to relieve sun damage. Dr. Chacon’s chemical peel treatment sloughs away dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface of the skin, making way for healthier, more vibrant skin. Chemical peels come in various strengths and can be customized to target the patient’s specific needs. These treatments can help smoothen fine lines on the face and wrinkles on the face and neck, and even out skin tone.
Schedule a Consultation Today
To learn more about your nonsurgical and surgical plastic surgery options, contact Dr. Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today by calling (858) 633-7546.