Turning back the hands of time is not only a woman’s domain, with record numbers of men seeking aesthetic treatments that make them look and feel younger and keep them competitive in our always-connected “selfie” culture, according to Valerie Goldburt, MD, of Advanced Dermatology P.C.
Men underwent more than 1 million non-surgical cosmetic dermatology treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers and laser resurfacing in 2014, a report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) found. On top of that, the amount of cosmetic treatments among men skyrocketed 273 percent since 1997, according to the ASAPS.
“Men are spending more time and money on their appearance than ever before,” says Dr. Goldburt, a dermatologist specializing in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. “This trend is fueled by many factors, including the desire to be more youthful and competitive at work, the growing acceptance of cosmetic procedures, and the constant sharing of photos on social media. Men are learning that a fresher look can be gotten with very little downtime, which is extremely attractive to busy professionals.”
What cosmetic problems can quick, minimally invasive aesthetic treatments solve? Dr. Goldburt highlights three of the most popular treatments men are taking advantage of: