Oct 15 2017
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with aging. On the one hand, we can appreciate the wisdom and perspective that is gained with the passing of time. On the other, it can be difficult to come to terms with the physical effects of aging. The challenge is demonstrated by the very existence of the term “anti-aging.” For decades, women have enjoyed a relative sense of freedom in discussing their concerns and interest in anti-aging treatments, including surgical facial rejuvenation. By and large, men have not. But this is changing.
Today, we see much more openness among men as they traverse their aging process. Perhaps this is driven by the ease with which concerns like wrinkles and laxity can be corrected. Perhaps the competitiveness of today’s job market (and dating scene) is part of the catalyst that drives men to attend to their own cosmetic needs. Whatever the reason, we applaud the action that men are taking to feel comfortable in their skin.
How Men Are Handling Anti-Aging
- Double-chin. Even if facial aging is not a pressing concern, men express a great deal of dissatisfaction when submental fullness manifests as a double-chin, or “turkey neck.” And we all know it doesn’t take much fat accumulation to change the landscape of the jaw line. Two ways that men are refining this area is with Kybella and liposuction. Kybella is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment specifically for the chin. Multiple treatments are necessary. Liposuction is a minor surgical procedure that does require a bit of downtime for swelling to subside.
- Aging eyes. We make eye contact with others on a daily basis, so it makes sense that the eyes have a big impact on professional and social interactions. Men may reduce the appearance of age with dermal fillers to eliminate dark circles and under eye bags, or with Botox for a drooping brow. Blepharoplasty is a popular surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eyes for long-term gain.
- Chin definition. The chin marks the end of the jaw line and is expected to be sharp on a man’s face. A weak chin is not the same as a double chin; it is a structural problem that results from the poor projection of this part of the facial anatomy. In some cases, dermal fillers may be introduced to the chin to create a greater appearance of fullness and definition.