More and more people are turning to facial fillers as a solution to combat aging and enhance their facial structure. Whether you are a man or a woman, if you have ever looked in the mirror and wished you could erase those deep-set lines or give your face a little more volume, facial fillers may be the answer. And just so we’re clear, no, fillers are not just for women.
What are Facial Fillers?
Commonly known as facial fillers, dermal fillers are an injectable treatment used to add volume and smooth out wrinkles, folds, and creases on the face. They can also be used to enhance facial features like cheekbones and jawlines, creating a more masculine appearance without the need for surgical intervention. Fillers are FDA-approved and primarily made from synthetic versions of substances naturally found in the body, like hyaluronic acid.
Why Men Should Consider Fillers
Many people associate facial fillers primarily with plump, feminine lips and incorrectly assume they are just for women. But fillers can do so much more and can be a great option for men, too.
The use of facial fillers among men has been steadily increasing over the past decade. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men getting facial fillers has increased by 99% since 2000.
So, what’s causing this trend in men getting facial fillers? They offer a quick, minimally invasive solution for men who want to maintain a youthful, fresh look. By choosing an experienced professional, results will look natural, which is important for a lot of male patients. With minimal downtime and almost instant results, it’s no wonder more men are opting for this procedure.
Common Treatment Goals for Men
This quick, in-office process is completed in minutes, lets you get back to work and life immediately, and can last months or even years. Here are some ways to leverage this accessible, effective, and convenient option for a more masculine face or more youthful appearance.
One popular use for fillers is to help reduce the signs of aging. This means filling in and smoothing lines and wrinkles with targeted injections. For men, a common treatment area is the forehead and upper face. But other areas are fair game, depending on your personal aesthetic goals.
Restore Sunken Features
Another common use for filler is filling sunken areas of the face. Stress and the aging process can mean loss of volume in the cheeks or dark undereye circles or bags (yes, that’s a result of volume loss). Strategically plumping these areas mean a younger, more rested, and more confident look.
We bet you didn’t know that you don’t need surgery to change the shape and look of your nose. This is where facial fillers are pretty incredible. Even small changes to the shape and lines of the nose can result in a dramatic difference.
Many male patients are interested in a stronger, more pronounced jawline or chin. And, as we mentioned with nose shaping, this can be possible without surgery thanks to fillers. Non-surgical chin augmentation or jaw enhancement can mean a drastic difference in the look of your facial structure.
Just because lip filler is a common procedure for women doesn’t mean men can’t reap the benefits as well. Often men choose a more subtle level of enhancement, depending on the aesthetic they are looking for. And, of course, even though we have focused on enhancing masculine features, if your goal is a softer appearance, filers can certainly deliver.
If you’ve come this far, it may be time to schedule a consult with one of our specialists. There are several types of fillers with different applications and benefits. We can guide you on the best types of fillers for your needs and help you achieve the look you want. Make an appointment today to learn more about what facial fillers can do for you.