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Are More Men Getting Plastic Surgery?

It is a common understanding that women are more concerned with their appearance than men. However, that is a flawed statement and the increasing number of men getting cosmetic treatments proves that. In our office, we are seeing a steady increase in the number of men looking to diminish their wrinkles with cosmetic treatments like Botox, harmonize their facial features with rhinoplasty and chin implants, as well as other facial plastic surgery.

As we near Father’s Day, which is on June 21st this year, many of us are unsure of what to get our dads and husbands. After all – do they really need another tie or polo shirt? Probably not. If you are seeing dad pull on his face in the mirror, you have an opportunity to help him feel better.

Here are 3 options dads love:

1. Ulthera – This is great for a dad who wants to tighten his facial skin, but doesn’t want to, or need to, go under the knife. Ulthera uses ultrasound technology to naturally increase collagen production. Collagen is what helps our skin maintain its plumpness and tightness. Over the years, the production of collagen decreases, an issue that can is solved by Ulthera. Depending on what dad needs, this can be combined with other wrinkle treatments such as Botox.

2. Botox – A popular option, Botox is injected in necessary areas, such as the brow area to help the muscles relax and release wrinkles.

3. Lip lines – One of the main indicators of age is around the lips. If dad loves to smile (and hopefully he does!), he may have a few of smile lines or “parentheses” as they are often called. Fillers like Juvederm can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and give dad something extra to smile about.

Not sure what your dad would benefit from most? Contact us for a free consultation.

Are You Selfie-Perfect?
There aren’t many people that have not heard of the “selfie” right now. If you’re one of the few who hasn’t, let us paint you a picture:

Women and men alike get prettied up to take a photo of their face with their front-facing smartphone camera. After several attempts and 5 – 10 minutes of choosing the right filter, brightness, contrast, saturation and other modifications, the preferred picture emerges. What is all this for? 30-seconds of social media fame.

It may seem like a lot of work for a photo, but more than 1 million of these self-portraits is taken a day! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just for teenie boppers – the likes of President Obama and Pope Francis have also taken to the trend. Even the 2013 Oxford Dictionary made the word official by adding it to its pages!

In addition to occupying more time than taking a picture probably should, “selfies” have now also given rise to the question, “Are you selfie-perfect?” As is human nature, we make quick decisions and judgments based on comparisons. In terms of the self-portraits, many compare their “selfies” to those of others. Some come to the conclusion that their facial features need more accentuation than good lighting and photo filters can provide.

As a result, a new trend has risen – facial cosmetic procedures for the purpose of creating a “selfie-perfect” look. Patients interested in perfecting their photos are usually interested in the less invasive, minimal downtime options such as Botox, Ultherapy and fillers such as Voluma. Although some do consider full makeovers such as facelifts.

Any cosmetic procedures should be given thorough consideration. If you believe you need some help to achieve the perfect “selfie”, schedule a free consultation!