Maybe you like the look and feel of a smooth chest or feel embarrassed about back hair. Perhaps you want to get rid of scarring left from adolescent acne. But despite your concerns about your appearance, you’re reluctant to book an appointment. While you’re not alone in your considerations, don’t let myths and misconceptions about male aesthetic treatments put you off getting personalized treatment to look and feel your best.
Our team here at SculptMD, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, provides personalized male aesthetic treatments, including skin tightening, body contouring, Botox®, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, and skin resurfacing treatments. We tailor procedures to address your specific needs and want you to feel comfortable while under our care.
So let’s bust the myths that keep men from getting aesthetic treatments.
Myth 1: Aesthetic treatments are for women
Women might be more likely to have an aesthetic treatment than men, but according to the American College of Plastic Surgeons, men had 13% of cosmetic treatments in 2019. Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels were among the most popular nonsurgical treatments.
Myth 2: You won’t look like yourself after treatment
When aesthetic treatments are performed by an experienced, licensed professional, like the team here at SculptMD, you will look like yourself — just more youthful and alert. That being said, there are unscrupulous providers out there who aren’t as talented as others. Ask to see before and after photos of their work and be explicit about what you want to achieve.
Myth 3: Men don’t need to use a moisturizer
Guys — this isn’t true. Even if you have oily skin, using a daily moisturizer with an SPF protects your skin and helps keep it smooth and healthy. If you have questions about skincare products, our team can help.
Myth 4: Botox and dermal fillers are toxic
Sure, Botox is derived from a neurotoxin, but it’s safe to use. Botox has been FDA-approved since 2002, and dermal fillers (Juvéderm) have been approved since 2006. Both Botox and dermal fillers have gone through extensive testing for safety and effectiveness before being approved. You should only seek treatment from licensed and experienced professionals, but these treatments are safe for human use.
Myth 5: Men’s aesthetic treatments are a new phenomenon
Men have always been concerned with their appearance. From ancient Egypt through more modern history, men have wanted to look a certain way. Body shape, clothing, even cosmetics have come in and out of fashion for men. Yes, there is a resurgence in male aesthetic treatments, but it’s by no means a new trend.
If you have concerns about your appearance and want to have a chemical peel, laser hair removal, body contouring, or any other treatment, give us a call or schedule a consultation online. Don’t let myths and misconceptions about male aesthetics stop you from looking your best.