Wrinkles can appear in the form of folds, creases and ridges in the skin, and are a natural part of the ageing process. With age, your skin loses elasticity as it becomes thinner and dryer even with a good skincare routine. Thus, your skin has a reduced ability to protect itself from damage, resulting in facial wrinkles. Many individuals wish to remove these signs of age, and can do so from a surgical perspective (plastic surgery), or non-surgical cosmetic procedures which are quicker and less invasive.
One type of non-surgical cosmetic procedure offered at Face of Man is anti-wrinkle injections (brotox).
You may be thinking, ‘should a man get brotox?’, and the reality is that there has been a steep increase in males undertaking this treatment in the last 20 years.
Anti-wrinkle injections (brotox) contain a purified form of the botulinum toxin that freezes muscles. These neuromodulators contain a regulated amount of the toxin which blocks nerve signals in the injected muscles. This in turn temporarily paralyses the muscle, and therefore softens, reduces or entirely removes wrinkles for a youthful appearance.
Usually, anti-wrinkle injectables are inserted through a fine needle without anesthetic, and our male clients report minimal discomfort. It takes 24-48 hours for the effect of the anti-wrinkle injections to be visible, and any temporary bruising side effects will generally disappear within two to three days.
For the modern man, anti-wrinkle injections can help with:
The effects of anti-wrinkle injectables for men (brotox) last around three to six months, due to the muscle action returning over time. This is when wrinkles start to reappear and a touch up may be required. It can take multiple treatments for your muscles to respond fully to the toxin.
Most clients notice that repeated use of brotox over time results in lines re-appearing slower, thus delaying the need to retouch as often. This is because your skin has more time to regenerate the collagen it needs to fill in those lines and wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections start as low as $6 per unit depending on the brand used, typically starting from $250 per area. The number of units needed is dependent on a few variables;
A personalised quote based on your unique skin will be given upon your first visit with one of our highly experienced and friendly cosmetic nurses.
It is important to note that anti-wrinkle treatments for men typically cost more than their female counterparts. This is because the muscles in men’s faces are usually bulkier than women’s, therefore requiring more product to treat the same area.
The second type of non-surgical cosmetic treatment that Face of Man offers is Dermal Fillers For Men. Dermal fillers are used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles and enhance features such as lips, cheeks and nasolabial folds. The main difference between the cosmetic treatments in removing wrinkles is that anti-wrinkle injectables relax the muscles, whilst fillers restore volume.
Dermal fillers are also not injected into the facial muscles like anti-wrinkle injectables, instead, they are injected beneath the surface to add volume and fullness. Dermal fillers are created to imitate natural substances within the skin as they act to replace supportive tissue that diminishes with age.
Fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid, a key ingredient to plump and hydrate the skin in order to reduce lines that appear when the face is at rest. Whilst dermal fillers are often used alone, sometimes they are used alongside anti-wrinkle injections to fight more aggressive wrinkles for our male patients. Fillers are also better at tackling wrinkles that are caused by sun damage.
For the modern man, dermal fillers most often help with:
Most dermal fillers last for six to twelve months, depending on the brand chosen. Results are greatly instantaneous for men’s fillers, however, minor swelling can be present for a few days. We place a great emphasis on maintaining and enhancing masculine features that look natural.
At Face of Man, we charge $14 per unit for dermal fillers which typically starts at $250 per area. Individual skin variables can affect how many units are necessary, which will be discussed in your first consultation with one of our experienced and friendly cosmetic nurses. This treatment is also quite short to fit in your lunch break, thus allowing you minimal downtime.
If brotox or dermal fillers are not your thing, we offer skin needling. Also known as Dermal Rolling or medical grade micro-needling, skin needling is an effective dermal therapy for optimising skin regeneration.
At Face of Man, we use the latest Dermapen 4, which is the safest and smartest of the bunch.
With this treatment, you can tighten, lift and rejuvenate your face. It is especially important in battling dry, damaged skin that does not quite bounce back like it used to due to the ageing process. The Dermapen 4 activates the wound response of your skin, which assists with scaring, skin damage, and visible signs of ageing.
To find out more information about skin needling, click here.
Face of Man is located at Level 10/300 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 and has appointments available Monday to Saturday.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has strict rules on how NSW cosmetic clinics may advertise cosmetic injections. If we seem vague in our descriptions, it is because we are not permitted to mention certain brands and terms. Rest assured that we have experienced and licensed professionals at our Sydney CBD salon and board-certified practices.
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