Did you notice that smooth, flawless skin has become as essential as wearing a well-fitted suit at you workplace and amongst your friends? It’s not because you, men, are concerned about beauty but because you want to look presentable for both work and in your social lives. It’s just like wearing a well-fitted suit that gives you an air of savvy professionalism and a stylish sense of fashion. It’s all about showing off an effortless authority and confidence that portrays you as your best self and helps you advance in your career and personal life.
Yes, traditionally your wrinkles are referred to character lines and your grey hair makes you look more distinguished and confident but did you reach that age when you start looking tired, when those wrinkles deepen, when you start developing droopy eyelids, when your hair thins or your strong rugged jawline softens? Did you start feeling guilty about drinking a cold beer or enjoying your favorite bacon and egg breakfast when fat rolls start shaping on your belly?
Don’t let your sense of self and your self-esteem decrease. You have the power to make yourself look, and potentially feel, better. You can take back control over your appearance, your career and personal life with the help of some quick and non-invasive aesthetics treatments.
There is a lot that you can do to get to that rugged aesthetic without ever compromising on your masculinity and achieve subtle, natural results so that your family and friends will just comment how well you look, rather than “what have you had done?!”:
If you feel like you need your appearance to show how full of energy and life you feel on the inside a more vibrant, smooth and refreshed skin is the answer.
Botox and dermal fillers can temporarily reverse the signs of aging by offering tremendous improvements with minimal downtime. Botulinum toxin injections can reduce facial wrinkles, soften frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet while dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid and collagen stimulators) can reduce the appearance of nose to mouth lines and replace the facial volume loss that gives you a tired look.
This medical condition is called axillary hyperhidrosis and it is estimated to affect approximately 1% of the population. If you belong to the 1% you’ve experienced how this condition can affect your confidence in social or work situations, resulting in a reduction the quality of life.
Tiny amounts of a Botulinum Toxin injected every centimeter or so in the armpit. It works by blocking nerve signals that lead your glands. The effects last six to eight months without negative side effects.
Under-Eye Bags or Hollows
Do you have a tired and drawn facial appearance? Puffiness, bags and dark circles can change the look of your whole face.
During our youth, healthy skin and muscles do their best to hold fat back, but as we get older, they start to lose that battle and we end up with puffy bags outlining our eyes.
Depending on what’s causing your bags, you might be able to get rid of them. If they’re the result of getting older, you only have a few options – and they all involve needles or scalpels.
It is possible to have filler placed in the hollows underneath your eyes in the tear trough region, in order to rejuvenate this area. To ensure the results are both effective and natural, it is essential to couple this technique with a conservative amount of filler.
The tear trough condition can be corrected with a cheek volumisation procedure to help restore the volume of the front cheek pads. I would then combine this procedure with an energy-based skin tightening procedure, such as radio frequency, or a skin peel to address the loose skin.
Sagging Jaw Line
A smooth, clean jaw line is considered to be one major feature of a masculine, youthful-looking face. However, it doesn’t last forever. Most of us experience looser skin and a sagging jaw line, especially after we turn 40.
Whilst some people choose to undergo a facelift (which can provide dramatic results), we specialise in a selection of less invasive, non-surgical solutions that can improve the appearance of jowls and recreate a more defined looking jawline:
V Contour Thread Lift
The PDO thread lift is ideal for men who want to reverse the signs of ageing but do not want to undergo a surgical facelift. Many patients tell me that they are noticing some sagging here and there, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. This is because as we age, the collagen and the elastin fibres break down and need some extra help. Lifted contouring of the face along with a much tighter, more youthful complexion can be achieved instantly by collagen that resides in the deeper layer of our skin. The threads used in this procedure are absorbable. This means that they are completely safe to use and do not cause any damage to the tissue.
SILHOUETTE SOFT Thread Lift
SILHOUETTE SOFT is a technological innovation offering men what no treatment has ever provided: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute procedure, for a result lasting up to 18 month. The SILHOUETTE SOFT Thread Lift combats the effects of ageing by restoring a smoother and more toned skin, as well as a more shapely face.
The Ultimate 4D Thread Lift
The Ultimate 4D Thread Lift is the first of its kind in South Africa, combining the PDO threads with the Silhouette Soft threads to achieve the ultimate in non-surgical shaping and volumisation of the neck, in addition to the lifting and contouring of the jawline.
3D Vector face lift with dermal fillers
3D Vectoring allows us to lift the face using a new European method that gives remarkable results. With the 3D Vectoring technique we can lift the face, tighten jowls, soften nasolabial lines and return the contours of the face to youthful proportions.
Is that layer of fat forming below your chin bothering you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause it. Even fit men can have a fat pocket under their chin that gives them the appearance of being heavier than they are. Luckily, there’s a solution for it.
DesoFace is a fat dissolving solution like Kybella that targets the cell membrane of the adipocytes and improves adiposities of neck and face. The best results can be obtained from patients with moderate body weight or who are slightly overweight, with localized adiposity, double chin, cheeks, etc., and where fat does not disappear, despite diet and physical activity.
There you have it, there’s a fix for every aesthetics issue! Non-surgical procedures can’t cure bad habits or bad living. But it can help tackle the effects of anti-aging. At Medi-Sculpt we are aware that male aesthetics is its own category, and that a little gentleman grooming in the right hands can go a long way.