Cosmetic procedures performed by qualified providers have long been an accepted option for those wishing to improve specific areas. In the past, the aesthetic industry was strongly associated with woman. However, times and attitudes have changed dramatically. In the modern day, it is not unusual for men to seek cosmetic treatments and procedures for a variety of reasons.
Dr. Chapin and his team appreciate the unique concerns men have about modifying their appearance. It is crucial to preserve masculine features and to ensure natural looking results that do not take on a feminine appearance. Now more than ever, men also desire to look their best. Dr. Chapin conceived the idea of “The Modern Man” to offer tailored aesthetic solutions specifically for men.
We offer the most current, innovative procedures and techniques for all aesthetic improvements for men. While men are candidates for any procedure that we offer, here are the most popular procedures for men and how we take a customized approach to sculpting a chiseled body, refining facial features, or rejuvenating the skin.
Lose Your Lines, Not Your Character
A recent study released from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed the number of men getting botulinum toxin injections (commonly known by their brand names as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) summed up to 453,281 in 2016, adding up to 9.9 percent of total procedures done on both men and women. In 2015, a study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said that the number of men getting injections increased by 337 percent since 2000. There is no longer any doubt that men are saying yes to wrinkles smoothers at a dramatically increased rate.
Over time, repeated facial movements engrave fine lines and wrinkles into the skin. In our youth, our skin is able to easily bounce back into place due to the high concentration of collagen and elastin. However, as we age, lines etch deeper into our skin over time as our collagen and elastin decreases.
Wrinkle smoothing injectables such as Botox and Dysport minimize the facial muscle contractions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a refreshed and more youthful looking appearance. Although Botox and Dysport are fantastic options for both men and woman, there are crucial differential factors that need to be considered in order to achieve optimal results.
Typically, men require more units of Botox than woman to achieve the desired result due to a larger abundance of muscle mass in the forehead region. Also, the technique implemented by the provider is essential as there are anatomical differences between males and females that need to be accounted for when treating men with wrinkle relaxers. The hairline, brow shape, and brow position determine the injection points and play a crucial role in maintaining a masculine expression.
The results from wrinkle relaxers last an average of 90 days and touchups to the treated area are recommended approximately 4 times a year to maintain results.
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Refining Facial Contours
Lines and wrinkles are a common concern, but many men overlook the importance of facial volume when it comes to achieving a rejuvenated appearance. As we age, the fat and collagen in our face decreases causing a sunken appearance. At Chapin Aesthetics, we offer a diverse portfolio of dermal fillers to reverse the effects of aging and to tighten and firm the skin. As with Botox, the product choice and injecting technique is fundamental to the treatment outcome and maintaining a masculine look.
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Melt Fat in 25 Minutes
If you live a healthy lifestyle, but have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, non-invasive fat reduction may be an appropriate choice for you. SculpSure, body contouring technology, eliminates fat cells in a targeted area. These damaged fat cells are absorbed and eliminated from the body naturally over time.
SculpSure for men can remove persistent fat deposits to in order to achieve a slimmer, more chiseled body. There are no incisions or anesthesia involved and the treatment is virtually pain free. Typically, treatments can be completed in about 1 hour, with no downtime. You can expect to see visible results between six and twelve weeks out, post-treatment. Daily activities, including working out, can be resumed immediately.
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While many men may lead an active and healthy lifestyle, it is not uncommon to be challenged with areas of unwanted fat that just won’t go away. Be it a muffin top, saddlebags or a double chin, some stubborn pockets of fat are just difficult to eliminate, regardless of how much you diet or workout on a regular basis.
Smartlipo Laser Liposuction is the most advanced laser-assisted liposuction system available to address those problem areas in men, which could include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, arms and chin. This minimally invasive in-office procedure requires only a local anesthetic and is designed to enhance the natural contours of the body by combining advanced laser technology with liposuction to shape and sculpt.
During treatment, fat cells are targeted and destroyed by the laser and then removed from the body through liposuction in order to achieve a tighter, more sculpted silhouette. There is minimal downtime and very little pain, compared to traditional liposuction, and patients can return to work within 2-3 days. In the weeks following treatment, most patients will see a 60-80% reduction in size of the treated area, which will appear tighter, smaller and more compact. Optimal results will be visible at the 6-month mark, post-treatment.
A Lasting Solution for Underarm Sweat
Has excessive sweating has become a persistent source of frustration and embarrassment in both your private and professional life? For men suffering from hyperhidrosis, finding an antiperspirant that’s effective enough to control the sweat can feel like an impossible task, which often results in chalk stained shirts, noticeable dampness under the arms and an unpleasant odor that can be a real confidence buster.
The newest and most effective medical procedure on the market, MiraDry, now offers men a long-term solution to treating excessive sweating. This non-surgical, FDA-approved treatment uses electromagnetic energy to target and eliminate the sweat and odor glands in the armpit region. Even better – clinical studies have found that MiraDry diminishes a person’s underarm sweat by an average of 82%. And as the glands do not grow back, the results are permanent and do not require re-treatment.
There is minimal downtime post-treatment, so men are encouraged to resume their regular daily activities immediately. It is also recommended that they refrain from heavy lifting or intense exercise for a few days following treatment. Results will be immediately apparent, with benefits that include a long-term reduction in underarm sweating and a reduction in odor and armpit hair.
Laser Hair Removal
Good Riddance to Shaving and Waxing
For men who are ready to do away with the constant hassle of shaving and waxing, laser hair removal offers a permanent, long-term solution. At Chapin Aesthetics, using the latest technology, undesired hair can be removed from virtually any part of the body, including the back, chest and abdomen.
Considered the gold standard in laser hair removal, our SopranoXL diode laser is designed to target and destroy unwanted hair follicles, while also preventing regrowth in the treatment area. This method is painless and safe for all skin types.
For optimal hair-free results, a series of six to eight sessions is our recommendation for men who are seeking to permanently eliminate the need for shaving on a daily basis.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about half of all men are affected by gynecomastia, characterized by excess fat and/or glandular tissue that leads to enlarged breasts. In many cases, the condition is not only a source of physical discomfort – as it can make exercising or working out a challenge – but can also be crippling to one’s self-confidence.
If gynecomastia is affecting your quality of life and self-esteem, a surgical breast reduction may be the most effective solution as it offers permanent and satisfying results. During the procedure, incisions are made around the nipple or in the armpit to liposuction the fat and tissue. Excess skin may also be removed during the procedure, which may last between one to two hours. In the weeks following surgery, the skin contracts over the newly contoured breasts to deliver a flatter, more desirable and masculine physique.
- Americans spent a record-breaking $16 billion on plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2016 – up from $13.5 billion in 2015, April figures revealed.
- Today, the most popular procedure by far is muscle-relaxing Botox injections, which amassed approximately $2.6 billion from 7 million patients last year.
- A close second was collagen fillers, which earned surgeons a total of around $1.1 billion from 2 million procedures.
- Cosmetic surgery for men has skyrocketed 325 percent since 1997, which coincides with a new report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
- A study found that among men who said they were willing to go under the knife, millennials accounted for 92 percent of those affirmative responses.