It’s a fact that most non invasive cosmetic procedures are undertaken by women. In fact, just under 10 percent of plastic surgeries are performed on men according to the American Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ASAPS). Historically, men weren’t supposed to care about their looks. Scars, calluses, and bruises showed you worked hard. However, the stereotype that only women should care about their looks has changed as the importance of taking care of your skin becomes more prominent and as society has changed its perception of what men should and shouldn’t care about.
In recent surveys, men admitted they would consider plastic surgery and non invasive cosmetic procedures to feel more confident in their appearance as well as to look younger for career purposes. Social media also has played a role in men’s desire to have anti-aging procedures performed since at any moment a picture could appear of themselves on the internet.
In order to cater to this growing segment of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures being performed on men, some clinics (offering both invasive and non invasive cosmetic procedures) are opening for men only, staffed by men as well, in order to make the patient feel more comfortable. Another reason is that the procedures themselves are performed a bit differently on men than on female patients, so it’s always a good idea to find a plastic surgeon or aesthetician who works with male patients on a regular basis. For instance, rhinoplasty, where you are reconfiguring a nose, will look quite different on a male than on a female. For Botox® (now known as Brotox when done on a man), men often need extra doses to achieve the same look. While the stigma may still exist, it’s easier for men to choose such procedures when they are in a comfortable environment.
In 2017, the ASAPS released statistics indicating the most popular procedures for men were liposuction, eye-lift surgery, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and face-lift — which aren’t that much different for women. We all want to look good and feel good about ourselves, regardless of gender and for a variety of reasons. What matters is how you feel about your looks more than what others feel about your looks.
MICRONEEDLING FOR MEN
Microneedling is a non invasive cosmetic procedure that harnesses the natural healing process of your skin to naturally boost it and strengthen it, which results in diminished wrinkles and fine lines. Microneedling stimulates the growth of new skin, which helps to reduce acne scars, skin discolorations, and stretch marks. Microneedling is also being used to help with hair loss as the process helps to stimulate collagen production (the main protein in your skin) in the hair follicles, which encourages hair growth.
As professional microneedling grows in popularity, more people are using it as part of their regular skin care regimen, which should include at the minimum daily cleansing and moisturizing. RF microneedling is gaining speed, which is radiofrequency combined with microneedling delivered as a powerful punch to encourage collagen and elastin to grow. Vampire facials are similar, where microneedling is combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) to boost collagen production and kick the healing process into high-gear.
Professional microneedling (also called skin needling) offers amazing results for skin of all types. Microneedling aftercare is easy with little downtime. Results are immediate with the full process taking a few weeks since microneedling works by stimulating new skin to grow. You many need more than one treatment to get the full results you are seeking. Speak to one of our microneedling practitioners (a full list can be found HERE on our website) who can give you a better estimate based on your current skin conditions and goals for microneedling.
HOW MDPEN CAN HELP
MDPen is a leader in microneedling supplies. Our mission is to support practitioners in microneedling, such as physicians, aestheticians, spa owners, and other clinical practitioners. We offer everything a medical practice will need for microneedling, from microneedling pens and BTL numbing cream to microneedling aftercare products, such as serums and creams. We offer microneedling training for those looking to add microneedling to their practice, as well as workshops for those already certified in our microneedling pens, which affords hands-on practice and in-depth presentations on the latest in microneedling trends and techniques.
MDPen believes microneedling should be available to everyone, regardless of gender. We support our practitioners who value their patients’ desires to look better and work tirelessly to help them achieve their skin care goals. We are seeking passionate practitioners who live to help others feel better about themselves through advising them if microneedling is for them. We offer financing options as well for those looking to get started to help with the up-front costs.
On our website is a wealth of information for those seeking to learn more about what is microneedling, skin needling aftercare, microneedling pens, and the best microneedling equipment, as well as skin care trends. Visit our site today!