Fillers for men have become more popular than ever to create a sculpted face and a sharper profile. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a whopping 99% increase in injectables for men in the last 20 years.
As a safe alternative to invasive surgical procedures, fillers help achieve a distinctly masculine profile defined by chiseled cheekbones and a defined jawline.
What is Filler and How Does it Work?
Dermal filler is a type of injectable made with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps to keep your body hydrated and your skin plump. By injecting hyaluronic acid into targeted areas of the face, fillers for men add volume under the skin to contour the cheeks and jaw, visibly improve facial symmetry, and reveal a more chiseled appearance.
There are several types of FDA-approved dermal fillers available on the market today. The most popular fillers for men include Juvéderm® and Restylane by Galderma, which are both hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers and approved by the FDA. Both brands offer temporary results that last between one to two years, making filler an ideal treatment for those who desire minimal upkeep.
Why Are Men Turning to Dermal Fillers?
New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that men are one of the fastest-growing groups turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance their body image. Nearly 100,000 men received filler injections in a single year. Some refer to fillers for men as the ‘executive edge,’ to help look younger or have a more angular profile in the workplace.
“The reason why most men get fillers is to account for the aging of the contour of the jawline. Filler helps us to smooth out the channel in front of the jowls and to make the chin protrude a little more to pick up the excess that gives the appearance of a double-chin, ” shared Dr. Gerald Ginsberg, Co-Medical Director of Tribeca MedSpa.
Others seek dermal fillers to create a more masculine appearance with no surgery or downtime required. Facial masculinization procedures have risen in popularity as a transgender treatment, but are also common among cisgender men to straighten out the brow, chisel the jaw, strengthen a receding chin, or otherwise achieve a more conventionally masculine profile.
Popular Treatment Areas for Men
1. Chisel the Jawline
A sharp, angular jawline is synonymous with a chiseled profile. However, genetics and age can cause the posterior jaw — where the jawline meets the neck — to have a soft, sloped appearance instead. Jawline filler creates a more defined separation at the posterior jaw to better contour the side profile, reduce the appearance of jowls, and balance an asymmetrical or soft-looking jaw.
2. Boost a Receding Chin
Like a sloped jawline, a receding or soft chin can be the result of a less defined posterior jaw. Fillers for men can strengthen the appearance of or add more proportion to the chin, so rather than sloping back toward the neck, it can extend out at a more flattering angle. Chin dermal fillers also provide a stronger frame for the face overall.
3. Rejuvenate the Midface
The midface refers to the undereye area and cheeks, two areas that naturally lose volume as we age or encounter environmental stressors. Fillers can revitalize the midface to boost sunken or hollow cheeks and temples, as well as achieve a more alert appearance and structured profile.
4. Sculpt the Cheeks
Fillers have become a top option for male facial sculpting, a process that adds or strengthens the natural contours of the face. By injecting dermal filler into targeted areas of the cheeks, men can strategically add volume under the skin to sculpt the cheekbones and make them more prominent.
5. Achieve a Younger Look
Though fillers for men are ideal to chisel the face, they’re also preferred to combat the signs of natural aging. From crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines) on the outer corners of the eyes to smile lines (nasolabial folds) around the corners of the mouth, dermal fillers help restore the skin’s natural elasticity to smooth away deep lines and facial creases and achieve a more youthful appearance.
Combine Fillers with Botox for Maximum Results
For maximum results, your Master Injector may recommend combining dermal fillers with other injectables for men, like Botox®. Often referred to as a non-surgical facelift, the combination of fillers and neurotoxins helps to hyper-target problem areas by restoring volume while also smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, along with improving skin laxity.
Why Tribeca MedSpa for Men?
At Tribeca MedSpa, our award winning Physician Assistants and Master Injectors are led by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg. Injection placement is crucial for desired results, and such knowledge only comes from proper training and experience. Since our inception in 2006, Tribeca MedSpa has serviced a wide range of male clientele who routinely visit our office for discreet aesthetic services, including dermal fillers.
Schedule a complimentary consultation today to decide which fillers for men are right for you.