Age-fighting ‘secret weapons’ are not just for women anymore. An increasing number of men are taking advantage of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical anti-aging treatments. BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectables for men are very popular at Mesna Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, MN. In fact, many of our male patients are discovering the significant boost in confidence these treatments can provide. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
About Cosmetic Injectables
Injectable facial treatments offer instant results and can significantly reduce wrinkles and take years off your appearance. You can often receive injections on your lunch hour and return to work right away. When performed by an experienced professional, the effect will be rejuvenating without being obvious. Patients simply look better – rested, healthy and more youthful.
Many of our male patients are discovering the significant boost in confidence these treatments can provide.
Based on information gathered during a personal consultation, Dr. Mesna can help you determine the appropriate degree of treatment to meet your cosmetic goals.
Popular Injectables for Men
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular injectable treatments for both men and women. This product prevents facial muscle movements that can make you look tense, angry, or anxious. For example, injections on the forehead can smooth away frown or worry lines that may convey an emotion you do not feel.
Injected directly into the muscles surrounding a facial wrinkle, BOTOX® Cosmetic works to paralyze the repetitive action of the muscles. After a few days, you can notice the line softening, and in some cases, disappearing entirely. For best results, BOTOX® Cosmetic should be injected about every four months.
Another very popular injectable for men is the long-lasting dermal filler RADIESSE®. This product fills in deep wrinkles and sunken areas by literally increasing the volume of your skin. It is commonly used on lines that form around the nose and mouth (the nasolabial fold lines) and can also improve contours in the chin and jaw.
Made with natural ingredients, RADIESSE® provides powerful volumizing benefits with a lift that is strong enough to enhance a man’s thicker skin. It acts immediately to reduce creases, and continues to work by stimulating your natural collagen. Collagen is plentiful in younger skin, but begins to deplete as we age. As the filler is absorbed in the body, renewed collagen provides structure for an effect that can last a year or more.
For best results, men are encouraged to shave facial hair prior to coming in for an injectables appointment. The procedure for BOTOX® Cosmetic begins with icing the treatment area to numb the skin. The injections are administered quickly and cause little discomfort. There may be a bit of redness afterward, but this will quickly fade. Avoiding strenuous exercise for a few hours is recommended.
For RADIESSE®, Dr. Mensa applies a topical gel or local anesthetic prior to injecting the product into the skin. Some patients experience minor bruising or mild swelling, but this should disappear in a day or two.
Schedule an Appointment
Please contact our office today to schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Mesna. During that time, he can explain how injectables and other cosmetic procedures for men can help you look younger and feel more confident.