Modern pressure on men to stay fit and healthy, while also looking good, is nothing new.
By the time most of us had picked up a Batman comic Bruce Wayne would already have been well into his 30s, yet he was still sporting a six-pack and showing absolutely no signs of a double chin.
Superman set the bar even higher with his steely good looks and a face that appeared to have been carved from marble. And while beards can hide a multitude of sins, they’re not for everyone.
Today, more men are starting to take their appearance into their own. Many have learnt just how easy it can be to look more vital, masculine, and all-around handsome.
Word is spreading, but if you haven’t been lucky enough to pick up any tips walk this way gentlemen as we step you through some of the basics.
While mums tend to ask to have some expression left, so that their children know when they’re cross, dads often complain they’re constantly being asked why they look so grumpy.
Botulinum toxin injections are an excellent option for men. They’re minimally invasive and can make you look younger and more vital. It does this by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, making things like crow’s feet and frown lines less obvious.
Men require substantially larger doses than women due to the strength of the muscles that cause the ‘grumpy’ or furrowed brow. Botox can also help curb hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraine and teeth grinding.
If you’re looking for a better fit for your jacket and tie then Belkyra, otherwise known as the double chin destroyer, is an effective injectable treatment.
Some people just have a larger submental fat pad (the fat pocket under the chin) which takes away the definition of the chin and jawline. Made from deoxycholic acid, an agent the human body produces naturally to help metabolise fat, it restores definition to the upper neck and is responsible for a sea of masculine confidence boosts.
So, why do superheroes all have such impeccable jawlines? A chiselled jaw, prominent cheekbones and heavy brow ridges, are all built by testosterone and have been part of the male ideal since Greek and Roman times.
While dermal fillers are most commonly used on women to restore volume loss they can be used on men to enhance and sculpt a more angular jaw and chin. In turn creating a more slimming effect on the neck.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can give a more rested, alert and youthful look. Surgery can be performed on the top eyelids to treat drooping, on the bottom eyelids to address under-eye bags, or on both.
Don’t worry, cosmetic treatments won’t turn you into the Boy Wonder, but they can help manage the ageing process and counteract existing lines and wrinkles.
If you are interested in any of the treatments above, or would like to find out more about the wide range of cosmetic treatments available for men, please call us to arrange a 30-minute complimentary nurse consultation. Alternatively, call and book with one of our cosmetic physicians, who will be happy to discuss your concerns, and the best treatment approach for you.