Understanding the Differences in Men’s Cosmetic Injectable Treatments

Why do men get Cosmetic Injectable treatments?

Often men are looking for ways to look and feel younger. Some want an improved masculine appearance, while others just wish they could reverse the signs of ageing without being too obvious about it. To do this they often turn to cosmetic injectables such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Individualised treatment plans should always be designed  as it is important to recognise that men have different needs than women do!

What are the differences between men’s and women’s Cosmetic Injectables?

There are many treatments for both men and women that share the same basic goals: to enhance their overall appearance. However, that is where the similarities end. Men and women have many differences in facial anatomy as well as their aesthetic trends and preferences which need to be considered when they are being treated with cosmetic injectables.

There are certain features that make people appear more masculine or feminine. For example an angular and squarer face for a man would be considered “masculine,” while women usually have softer faces with oval shapes to them giving a more “feminine” look.

If these gender specific proportions are not taken into consideration during cosmetic treatment it can lead to the feminisation of a males face leaving them looking bizarre and overdone in their appearance. Ensuring you deliver natural looking results is the key to male enhancement procedures. This is not to say that some male clients may not prefer to have the full treatment that allows them to look frozen or iron out as many lines as possible.

What are the differences in Anti-Wrinkle Injections for men?

Anti-wrinkle injections help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles formed from facial expressions especially in the frown, forehead and crow’s feet areas. For most men the aim is to leave a softer, less aggressive appearance without getting rid of the lines completely. This allows for a more natural and often more masculine looking result.

Male anatomy is often quite muscular leaving more facial lines than that of a female. This results in a much higher dose being required, even when trying to achieve a natural looking result.

When treating the forehead there are additional considerations that need to be noted. Men often have larger foreheads requiring more injection sites. It is also important to note that men’s eyebrows should remain flatter in contour and excessive lifting of the eyebrows or over correction of the forehead lines is undesirable.

What are the differences in Dermal Filler Injections for men?

Dermal fillers are another popular cosmetic treatment for men especially for masculinisation and loss of facial volume in ageing or weight loss. The main areas for treatment in males include; jawline definition, chin enhancement, chin creases, sunken cheekbones, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.

Jawline and chin filler are the most popular areas for male patients. By adding strength and definition, it allows for what is considered classically handsome features. In the chin and jawline, dermal filler can be used to restore bone structure to give a more chiselled and masculine look. In order to achieve this, it may be necessary for men to be treated with a thicker, more viscous filler to account for their larger bone structure and denser skin.

Where men often opt for stronger, more defined and masculine features, female patients may wish to soften or feminise them. It is important that injectors are aware of the differing facial anatomy and aesthetic goals for men to prevent feminising or overfilling their facial features.

Why do Men choose Boss Injectables?

At Boss Injectables, we understand the need for men to feel comfortable at the hands of their injector. This is done by ensuring we have an in-depth understanding of the differences between men’s and women’s anatomy and cosmetic needs. If you have any questions about how these procedures work or what they might do for your appearance, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff at Boss Injectables! We’re here for all your needs – big or small!