While cosmetic procedures have historically been marketed to women, there has been a surge in the number of males seeking cosmetic procedures.
“Males are trying to look as young as their female counterparts. In fact, men are the fastest growing demographic getting cosmetic procedures,” says Dr. Adam Wulkan, Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at the Lahey Health Hub in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Numbers from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show there were about 1.2 million surgical procedures performed among men in 2015. That’s about 10 percent of patients, but the number has doubled since 1997 when the organization began tracking statistics.
“The population is about 10 to 20 percent of patients I’m seeing now,” Dr. Wulkan said. “And that number keeps growing. Procedures such as Botox, filler, and laser are no longer a social taboo.”
It’s true. In fact, some men have posted on social media about their cosmetic work.
Many men are focusing on prejuvenation which is aimed at slowing down the aging process.
While men may associate filler with plumped lips, common in many Hollywood starlets, the product is also used to enhance a jawline or fill in forehead wrinkles.
“You can’t tell they’ve had any work done,” Dr. Wulkan said. “They leave the office looking like a better version of themselves.”
For more information on cosmetic procedures and prejuvenation, speak with your health care provider.