Optimizing fillers for men

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The use of neurotoxins and dermal fillers in men has been on the rise for nearly two decades, but men don’t often achieve the same results as women. To provide the same degree of success, dermatologists should take into consideration the more masculine features, according to several studies published recently.

Since 1997, there has been a nearly 300% increase in the number of cosmetic procedures performed on male patients. Neurotoxins and dermal fillers have been among the most common. In fact, cosmetic injections have increased in men by 81% since 2010 and 254% since 2000. Despite the increased use, however, men still experience lower levels of efficacy. For example, based on a 2013 study published in Dermatologic Surgery, only 33% of men reported a significant response to abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport, Ipsen) compared to 83% of women. The reason, according to most investigators, is that men have more muscle mass. And, treating them correctly requires a more individualized approach.

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