With the number of Cosmetic Surgery procedures undertaken by men having risen by 13.5 per cent (totalling 4,614) between 2014 and 2015, men now account for almost 10 per cent of all cosmetic procedures in the UK. (cited in The Harley Group blog). It appears there is more pressure than ever on men (and women) to look young – not just from the media and Hollywood (which have been major driving forces in recent years) but also to compete with younger counterparts in the workplace. While the desire to look younger for longer is nothing new, Cosmetic Surgery motivations have changed over the years. The majority of men who are opting for Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical treatments simply want to look the best version of themselves. They're not interested in a dramatically different look. Rather than tucks, they're looking for subtle tweaks.
HERE'S WHAT MEN LOOK FOR FROM PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS:
Speed For men, the quicker the treatment and recovery time, the better. For this reason, many men nowadays are turning to Non Surgical treatments in favour of Cosmetic Surgery as the treatments are performed faster and often there is little downtime. This allows them to resume their daily activities with minimal interruption.
Minimal Pain Unlike women, who spend hours every week plucking their eyebrows and waxing their body hair all in the name of beauty, men are not as used to enduring the same kind of pain. This often leads them to question just how painful a treatment or procedure will be.
To Look Younger, slowing down ageing is not a concern limited to just men. However, the motivations behind having such treatments and procedures differ for each gender. Women often seek Anti-Ageing solutions to improve their confidence and boost their self-esteem. Men, on the other hand, want to look younger so they appear healthier and stronger, allowing them to compete with younger men at work.
Matching face and body While Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical treatments for the face are important for men, they're equally concerned with achieving a matching body. The natural look we mentioned earlier that men often don't want it to be obvious that they've had work done, be it a non surgical face lift or injectables.
What interests men is looking more rejuvenated and refreshed, Despite the less taboo nature of Cosmetic Surgery, as well as the increase in men undertaking procedures, it remains important to them that people don't notice they've had something done.
THE TOP 6 MOST POPULAR PROCEDURES FOR MEN AT RIPPON MEDICAL SERVICES
Wrinkle reduction injections which paralyse the muscle, preventing it from contracting and relaxing as often – smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and leaving the patient with a more rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal Fillers As we age, our skin starts to lose volume and elasticity, leading to sagging. Dermal Fillers can replace lost volume, restoring youth to the face.
OBAGI NU DERM Medical Rejuvenation, improving the appearance of skin conditions, Obagi Nu Derm treatments are a suitable solution for many concerns. Obagi can help to even out skin tone, reduce redness, Acne, freckles, sun damaged skin and age spots.
Veinwave - To remove thread veins on the face - red veins commonly seen around the nose and on the cheeks. Milia - blocked sebaceous glands. Campbell de Morgan Spots - these are small cherry angiomas, they look like small red spots on the skin.
Hairloss (PRP and Mesotherapy combined)
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an effective treatment for hair restoration treatment and is 100% safe as the platelets are harvested from the patients own blood. The platelets release growth factors, which are responsible for almost all repair processes that occur in the body. The most common PRP treatment currently is utilising PRP in conjunction with micro needling to optimise your results. Micro needling gets to the root of the situation by punching small holes on both the outer epidermis layer and the inner dermis layer of the skin. These holes are so micro that it restores back to normal within minutes or hours. During the time the holes are open and healing response is triggered. PRP is then injected into the area of hair loss and micro needling to trigger the stem cells, stimulating hair growth.
MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES,
Surgical removal of Moles, Warts, Skin tags, Lipomas, Sebaceous Cysts, Sebaceous Warts, Verrucas lumps and bumps.
For more information or to make an appointment for a free medical aesthetics consultation with our Advanced Aesthetic Doctor, Dr Adrian G Rippon. Contact Jane on (01228) 791447 / 07787541689.