While women still comprise the majority of patients who come to our office for facial enhancement with fillers, we are seeing more and more men who want to enhance their features with well-placed fillers and neuromodulators.
It is extremely important that men seek out an injector who is familiar with the structural differences in the faces of men and women, and who knows how to place injections precisely where they belong. For instance, fillers placed laterally in the cheek of a man look unnatural, whereas augmenting the middle part of the cheek is a good way to improve the projection of that area.
Misplaced facial filler can lead to a feminized look, which is not desirable for most men.
In addition, the treatment of men with neuromodulators, such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, has increased significantly over the last few years, with male patients now nearly 30% of our patient population having these treatments. As they age, the brows of men, with their strong muscular pull, start to sag over the eyelids, causing an angry or tired look. It’s critical to understand the anatomy of the male brow and forehead in order to properly inject these areas with neuromodulators. An arched brow is a feminine brow, so the injector must be careful to inject the appropriate muscles in order to avoid this situation. Similarly, the male chin should be wider and more square, while the female chin should be more narrow and sloped. This is a critical consideration in facial filler injections, and inexperienced injectors frequently ignore this principle.
Our dermatologists are avid students of anatomy and have honed their techniques with fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse, as well as neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau to give a natural, relaxed and youthful appearance to men’s faces.
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