A recent trend in dermatology shows there is an increase in male patients seeking skin care treatments and advice. We’ve seen this as the case ourselves at Dr. Michele Green’s office too, with more men looking for a dermatologist in New York City this year versus previous years.
Cosmetic dermatology especially has gained traction and crossed over from the world of fashionable celebrities or high flying businessmen to the general public. With patients all around the local area, from the Upper East Side to lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey or patients visiting the NYC area – whether from the west coast of the US, and even abroad – having the right look is something all men are seeking in this day and age.
Most importantly, there is the element of discreetness, yet also a difference that men want to experience with cosmetic dermatology. A consultation with Dr. Green will help establish a treatment plan and/or schedule, establishing what can be done in a way that caters to male skin tones and types. As a board certified dermatologist, I specialize in procedures that are easy to understand, and not just “quick fixes” that can cause more issues in the long run.
Not that long ago Botox was previously only for males of celebrity status such as Simon Cowell from American Idol, but many places are seeing more enquiries overall for this and other non-invasive options such as the new Kybella procedure. Fraxel for instance has become increasingly popular for reducing wrinkles and skin blemishes, while CoolSculpting is increasingly being used as an option for men looking to lose that last bit of unwanted fat.
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has more than doubled between 1997 and 2012 and the trend is continuing to increase pace as more and more men look to turn back the clock.
One other noticeable trend is the multi-billion dollar (and rapidly growing) male skin care industry. From facial cleansers and shaving creams to solutions for moisturizing dry skin, this trend is reflected in the cosmetic dermatology industry too. Some of our main cosmetic dermatology treatments for men include –
Coolsculpting for Men:
Male CoolSculpting patient before and after photo
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is also becoming a more common choice for men. Ideal for those looking to clear the last hurdle in their fitness and weight loss regime, CoolSculpting can help reduce that last bit of fat on stubborn areas such as back fat, love handles and abdominal areas, via a non-surgical alternative to liposuction known as Cryolipolysis.
Kybella for Men:
Male Kybella patient before and after photo, after two treatments of Kybella
The new Kybella treatment is aimed at a common concern for many men, the “double chin”. Kybella is an injection that treats fat cells, which of course is the cause for the double chin effect. The injection treatment session will occur every few weeks for about six sessions and are available as an outpatient procedure that is less time consuming than invasive surgeries.
Other top male dermatology procedures
In addition to CoolSculpting and Kybella, some of the more popular dermatology procedures for men include Fraxel for wrinkles and sun damage, Thermage for a non-invasive skin tightening procedure, facial injections such as Botox and Juvederm Voluma, along with treatment for Acne Scars or Alex Trivantage / Yag Laser for pigment removal, sunspots and / or tattoo removal. In addition to that, we work with several male patients on solutions to combat hair loss.
24 year old male, eMatrix, Juvederm & Restylane