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AGING FACE

It used to be that facial aesthetics were acceptable only among gay guys. Then it became cool for the metrosexual male. Today, the field has been enthusiastically embraced and enjoyed by a rapidly rising percentage of all men.

Men have specific concerns:

  • Privacy. They privately search online what other men are doing and what is available. They want it, but do not know where to go and whom to ask. They care about privacy as to by whom and where their treatment will be performed. A spa is therefore not an ideal environment as it is a mecca for gossip form the moment you walk in until well after you leave.
  • Trust. Men are less likely to look for the newest trend or the latest fad. They feel more comfortable being treated by an experienced dermatologist than someone just returning from a 2 days injection or laser course as is rife in the exploding spa world.
  • Safety. Will they know what to do if something goes wrong? Another reason to seek treatment by board certified experienced dermatologists.
  • Sexual dimorphism. One of the first 6 pillars of beauty. It is what makes a man look like a man and a woman look like a woman. Dermatologists deal with male faces every day and are keenly aware of their particular characteristics, including: skin thickness, brow position, fat pad distribution, chin/jaw definition, distinctive facial features and expressions. Male faces must be treated differently from female faces. For those who feel they belong elsewhere on the gender spectrum, we always respect their wishes.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MY FACE? AM I DEFLATING?

Well, yes. We all are. With the passage of time, we lose structural facial bone as well as fat pad and skin thickness. In aesthetic dermatology, we call that “facial skeletonization”. Bony outlines become more prominent, the eyes appear hollow, the face starts looking gaunt, the skin starts sagging and the youthful jaw line disappears. Serial studies have shown that these changes actually start in our late 20s and early 30s. The eventual effect is basically the result of multi-level volume loss and not gravity as was once thought. 

It therefore stands to reason that the logical way to address this loss is to restore it with the use of fillers. The right kind of fillers, the right amounts and in the right places. Gone are the days of chasing wrinkles. Today, our goal is to restore an overall youthful contour in a very subtle way, to give you, not a different you, but a more youthful, refreshed you. In there lies the skill, the eye and the experience of the injector.  

Men often get squeamish at the thought of getting injected. Today, all fillers are mixed with an anesthetic. Most men return to work right after treatment. Luckily, men bruise less easily then women. We do not have you stop your daily medicines before treatment. 

Aging is not gradual, it is exponential. In the next 5 years, you will likely age as fast as you did over the previous 10. So, it is a good idea to get a jump start, with small steps if you prefer.

Please know that, at Greenwich Dermatology, all injections are exclusively performed by us, experienced and trusted board-certified dermatologists. 

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For those wanting instant full facial rejuvenation to create a totally normal but much more youthful appearance, there is the Y LIFT. Simply amazing. Pioneered by plastic surgeon, Yan Trokel MD, a specialized thin instrument, his invention, is used to place fillers in all the right places. The results are immediate and truly remarkable. The Y lift can rival facelift results without cutting, scarring and with very minimal downtime.