What Men Want: Cosmetic Treatments for Male Patients
At the San Francisco medical spa of cosmetic physician Dr. Sheena Kong, we can assure you that men want to look their best just as much as women do. Men are increasingly seeking cosmetic treatments to help them do just that: look handsome and rejuvenated. The following are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures that men request at our medical spa.
Thermage CPT / Ultherapy
As we age, the body gradually stops producing elastin and collagen, two proteins that are integral to maintaining healthy, supple skin. Once this occurs, the skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. In men, it is common for loose skin to hang off the jaw area, causing the look of jowls. Many men also experience sagging skin under the chin or throughout the neck area. They also often complain of a sagging brow line.
The good news is that Dr. Kong offers Ultherapy and Thermage skin-tightening treatments, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that do not require any downtime. The innovative Thermage system uses radiofrequency energy to firm and tighten the skin, resulting in a more youthful look throughout areas of the face where men most commonly experience noticeable signs of aging.
Additional options for a more youthful look throughout the face include injectable cosmetic treatments. One such option is BOTOX cosmetic treatment. When injected, BOTOX muscle relaxant temporarily suspends muscle movement in the treatment area, which, in turn, smoothes out the overlying wrinkles. Dr. Kong also offers Juvéderm dermal filler to restore volume to areas of the face that lack fullness and to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, for a younger appearance without the need for surgery. Dr. Kong also has Dysport, Restylane and Perlane available in her office. Dr. Kong will consult with you to give you the best, natural-looking results.
Let’s face it: Most of us — men and women — have a “problem area” riddled with stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. If this sounds familiar, you might benefit from SmartLipo. Like traditional liposuction techniques, SmartLipo is used to remove fat deposits from under the skin. Also similar to traditional liposuction techniques, SmartLipo can be used on almost any area of the body, from the chin to those pesky flanks, or “love handles.”
The revolutionary feature of SmartLipo, however, is the use of laser energy to melt the fat cells in the treatment area for easy removal. In addition, SmartLipo can often be performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation instead of under general anesthesia, for minimal downtime and a quicker recovery period.
If you are a man who is interested in looking more youthful and restoring a more masculine appearance to certain areas of your face or body, reach out to Dr. Kong. She offers a range of cosmetic treatment options to help you look like yourself, only better.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kong, please contact our San Francisco medical spa by calling (415) 673-7600 today.