January 11, 2022

A Man’s Ultimate Guide to Cosmetic Injectables

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Man Receives Injectable Dermal Fillers

Let’s get one thing straight: BOTOX® and fillers, done correctly, will not leave you looking like a mannequin. At PureLee Redefined, our mission is to use injectables in a smart way to give patients natural-looking results, so that you continue to look like yourself—just more rested and refreshed.

How are injectables different for men?

Injectables for men are different because, more often than not, men prefer a subtle improvement. While many women ask for completely smooth and wrinkle-free skin, most men want a lighter injection that won’t 100% erase wrinkles or create too much of an unnatural “lift”.

There are also technical differences, dictated by your anatomy. As a guy, your muscles are likely to require a larger dose of any neuromodulator (i.e. Botox). Because of these differences, it’s key to choose an experienced injector who has treated many men with excellent attention to detail.

Men’s top concerns we treat with injectables

Below, we’ve listed the top skin concerns that men bring to our Colorado Springs medical spa, and how we address them with injectables:

  1. Upper-face wrinkles
  2. Mid-face volume loss
  3. Tear troughs (under-eye creases)
  4. Nasolabial folds & marionette lines (lines beside the nose and mouth)
  5. Ill-defined jawline
  6. Weak chin
  7. Excessive sweating

1. Upper-face wrinkles

Neuromodulator, like BOTOX®, stops wrinkles from forming.

Upper face wrinkles are often the first sign of aging that men notice. Forehead wrinkles, furrows between the eyebrows, and the “crow’s feet” lines that show up on the outer corners of your eyes when you smile or squint—these are all easily treated with neuromodulator injections.

Neuromodulator formulas include BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau®. All work similarly: the injection of purified botulinum toxin type A stops nerve signals to those muscles that, when activated, create the wrinkle. After you stop making the face that created the wrinkle in the first place, these lines will no longer be etched into your skin.

We will carefully observe your facial animation and tailor your neuromodulator treatment to your anatomy. Pro tip: It’s smart to start neuromodulator injections when you’re young, since they can slow the progression of lines before they start.

Before & After Medical Spa Treatment

In this photo, a patient of PureLee Redefined medical spa in Colorado Springs is shown raising his eyebrows before and after injection with a neuromodulator (such as Botox or Dysport) between the eyebrows and in the forehead.

2. Mid-face volume loss

Filler helps with aging-related volume loss in the mid-face.

Does your face look “sunken”? Fallen fat pads, weakening muscles, and thinning skin combine to give our faces this look as we get older. Injections of the appropriate dermal filler for the area, such as Juvéderm® Voluma™ in the cheeks, offer a solution; we inject the natural-feeling gel below the skin, where it sits in place and helps to “lift” the skin where you need it.

A little dermal filler placed in areas like the cheeks reverse mild midface volume loss by re-building volume below the skin in these key areas. Results last as long as 2 years, and filler is naturally re-absorbed by the body over time.

3. Tear troughs (under-eye creases)

Filler lifts under-eye creases for an alert and rested appearance.

The creases below our eyes show our age—and stress levels—more than we’d like. Luckily, this is one of the areas that we can safely treat with a dermal filler such as Belotero®. Treating tear troughs alone creates one of the most noticeable changes before-and-after that we can accomplish with filler, yet nobody will be able to guess that you had injectables (they’ll simply think you had a really good night of sleep!). Results last about 6-12 months.

4. Nasolabial folds & marionette lines (lines beside the nose and mouth)

Fill and subtly “lift” the wrinkles and folds that become etched around the mouth.

While upper face wrinkles are best treated with neuromodulator, these common wrinkles around the mouth respond well to injection with a dermal filler such as Juvéderm® Vollure™. By injecting below the wrinkle, the skin is gently lifted and the wrinkle’s shadow disappears. Dermal filler in this area allows you to continue to form your full facial expressions, ensuring that you still look like you, just a bit younger. Results last for 18 months or longer.

Dermal Fillers

Here, physician injector Dr. Marvin Lee of PureLee Redefined is photographed before and after dermal filler was used to smooth the creases extending from his nose down to his mouth (naso-labial folds), soften the “sunken cheek” look, and smooth the lines below the eyes (tear troughs).

5. Ill-defined jawline

Injectable dermal filler adds volume to strengthen a weak jawline.

A strong, clearly-defined jawline has long been thought of as a hallmark of masculine appearance. For men who could use extra definition along the base of the jawline, we can use a dermal filler such as Juvéderm Voluma to increase definition. If you also are experiencing midface aging, filling out the jawline and the mid-face at once creates a masculine-looking balance, restoring more youthful proportions by approaching aging from two areas. Results last up to 2 years.

6. Weak chin

Chin filler creates balanced facial proportions.

A weak chin can distract from your best features or throw them out of proportion. Alone or combined with jawline filler, dermal filler in the chin can have a noteworthy impact on your overall look if you are a good candidate. Results last up to 2 years.

7. Excessive sweating

Neuromodulator treats hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) in the underarms or hands.

Most of our patients say, “Wait, what?” when we tell them how Botox can relieve excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. We can inject Botox into the palms of the hands or the underarms are pause nerve signals that tell your body to sweat, relieving unwanted symptoms for up to 6 months after just one injection treatment.

Choose a Colorado Springs medical spa where the injectors are experienced in treating men

PureLee Redefined owner physicians Dr. Marvin Lee and Dr. Kenya Lee are experts at understanding your concerns and achieving masculine, natural-looking results with cosmetic injections. Dr. Marvin and Dr. Kenya personally vet all treatments offered at PureLee Redefined to ensure they achieve natural-looking results without unwanted side effects. To schedule your appointment, call (719) 452-8541 or contact us online.

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PureLee Redefined is an aesthetics spa in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that offers clients innovative aesthetic treatments with long-lasting results for patients with all skin types.

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