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Anti-Aging for Men

Published March 26, 2013 11:02 AM by Kimberly Cray
As I plan my honeymoon in Italy I can't help but pause for a moment and think about the incredible culture, great food, amazing coast line - and then there's the man who only seems to get better looking, George Clooney. Let's face it, the man is undoubtedly getting older but the years have treated him well. Which brings me to the topic of this post: anti-aging for men! 

In our society, sure, men are allowed to age more so than their female counterparts. But this doesn't mean they have to. Men become "silver foxes" when their hair grays, or my favorite, "more distinguished" as lines form. Meanwhile women dye their hair and use every cream and injection imaginable to keep the lines away. 

Well, someone must have become curious because it is no longer just a "woman's job" to maintain her appearance and stay young. Now more than ever, men are visiting aesthetic offices for non-medical care. More men are becoming increasingly aware of what it means to care for their skin and to lessen the effects of aging.  

Treatments they are seeking include: skin care, skin resurfacing, Botox, laser hair removal, hair transplantation, pigment removal, chemical peels, tattoo removal and fat reduction, just to name a few.  

Times have definitely changed when it comes to men being open to aesthetics and I know the demand (as I see it every day) will continue to grow. Just the other day, in fact, I was reading about a thriving practice in D.C. dedicated exclusively to men's skincare and cosmetics. 

The services they provide include Botox, laser hair removal, hair transplantation, tattoo removal, laser treatment of hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating) and body sculpting to remove fat. The medical director's (Dr. Tina Alster) concept is brilliant - give men a place to call their own. This novel practice allows men to do treatments they might ordinarily consider "feminine" or off limits in the comfort of an environment that says it is okay. With the opening of this male exclusive facility, I certainly think they are on to something.

So while we probably won't run into George on our honeymoon (no Lake Como for us), I am definitely curious to see what the future has in store for men's aesthetics - and famous faces such as Mr. Clooney are now proof that men want to age gracefully too.   

1 comments

This is a very interesting topic. It is important that males understand this aesthetic procedures are not reserved only for females and they must step ahead trying this procedures on them to keep a nice and young looking. We are not allowed to age more than women. Stereotype like "men stronger than women", and considering this aesthetic procedures a kind of "weakness" for men, have been definitely a problem men have been facing for generations, not only in US but in Hispano-American too.

Joel G Rodriguez, ARNP-C, MSN, Adult-Geriatric - Nurse Practitioner April 4, 2013 6:11 PM
Miami FL

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