First impressions count, and whether we like it or not, the people we meet will make snap decisions about us based mostly on our looks, and looking the best we can gives men and women a big boost in confidence. It isn’t just women who want to look their best, these days men are also paying extra attention to their appearance. When it comes to getting older, we tend to think that men improve with age more than women, believing that men grow older in a distinguished silver-fox way.
Ageing comes to us all, but whatever your age it’s never too early to start looking after your skin and maintaining your appearance, and there are many products you can buy which promise to slow down or reverse the signs of ageing. Of course older, mature men can, and indeed do, look fantastic and sometimes that’s because they’ve had a bit of help along the way. Anti-ageing treatments for men have become increasingly common place and the numbers of men having cosmetic treatments are on the rise.
The popularity for cosmetic procedures isn’t just restricted to younger men; men of all ages are now seeking cosmetic treatments to improve their looks, slow down the signs of ageing and give them healthy looking skin. The number of men undergoing anti-ageing cosmetic treatments has dramatically risen in the last decade and some men now spend as much time caring for their appearance as their female counterparts.
Men have the same basic concerns about ageing as women. They want to soften the signs of ageing and look as good possible for their age, and there are many subtle, undetectable treatments, such as botox, dermal fillers and microdermabrasion which can help.
Men seek anti-ageing treatments for certain things:
- Lines and wrinkles – Botox can lessen and soften the wrinkles that give an angry or overly serious expression, which are present even on the relaxed resting face. Frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead and crows feet can all benefit from botox injections.
- A tired appearance – Men dislike looking tired despite getting adequate sleep. Bags, dark circles and hollows beneath the eyes (tear troughs) are particular concerns, which dermal fillers can rectify. Dermal fillers can also soften deep lines and furrows on the face and replace lost volume on a thinning face.
- Pigmentation – Age spots, mild scars, fine lines and sun damage are signs of ageing that can easily be treated with microdermabrasion, which can dramatically improve the skin’s texture and tone.
The demand for facial treatments tends to peak at certain times in the year, with the weeks running up to the festive period and Valentines Day being really busy, and men having treatments a few weeks before their wedding day.