ARE COSMETIC PROCEDURES BENEFICIAL FOR MEN, TOO?
By: Karen Lederman
The short answer to that question is, absolutely. Men can benefit from cosmetic procedures due to a number of reasons. It should come as no surprise that men’s skin is different from the skin of women. The reasons that men are taking better of their skin and their appearance are due to:
- Changes in Physiology
- Changes in Social stature
- Changes in the Environment
One noticeable difference is the more abundance of courser hair on men. Physiological changes are present too. Men tend to have larger sized pores that handle the oil that is produced by the skin. There is a difference, also, in pH. Men’s skin tends to be thicker, but the aging process begins sooner with men than it does with women. The loss of skin thickness may begin in men by age 25, whereas in women, that process usually begins after menopause. These differences make cosmetic procedures beneficial to men.
CHANGES TO SOCIAL STANDARDS
Socially, things have progressed too. Society has changed, and men are paying more attention to how they look. The difference in how people are viewed socially and professionally is remarkable. Our image is everywhere and easily accessible. Historically, the reputation of your name and the work you did was the best calling card that businessmen had. Today, people are just willing to hire you or your company based on how well they like your photo. Social media sites like pinterest.com and facebook.com have made the visual aspects of people very real and important to the public. These are just a few of the factors that are causing a greater number of men to seek cosmetic procedures.
ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES AND CONVENIENCE
Environmentally, things have changed too. The holes in the ozone layers, smog, and other environmental factors are impacting the quality of everyone’s skin. Today, more men are seeking out procedures that make them look younger than they were even a decade past. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm make looking younger much easier. They are non-invasive tools that are used to reduce fine lines. As aging occurs, the collagen layer begins to break down. Collagen is the foundation to healthy, youthful looking skin. When it deteriorates, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Dermal fillers help to boost the collagen layer and provide a firmer foundation as well as healthier looking sin. These types of procedures are perfect for men. They are fast, effective, and the results are immediate. There is no downtime after most of these procedures and men can walk away looking and feeling better.
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