Eternal youth is a coveted prize, and in the cosmetic dermatology and facial plastic surgery fields, it is a constant goal that new and exciting technologies pursue every day.In the meantime, time marches on and aging comes with sagging skin, wrinkles, and other changes. While the general perception is that women care about their appearance and men don’t, this is simply not the case. In our youth-obsessed culture, everyone wants to look great for their age. However, the priorities are often quite different, and recently, more men have been seeking help for a specific problem: a soft and sagging jaw and chin.
One of the major reasons men seek out help for an aging jawline is because they feel like they are losing their masculinity and their edge in the workplace. A prominent jawline is often subconsciously perceived as expressing a variety of desirable qualities, and a study by plastic surgeon Darrick Antell showed that executives were overwhelmingly endowed with prominent or non-receding chins. With this in mind, it’s not too surprising that more men are trying to turn back the clock and look younger and more rugged. High-paying jobs can be difficult to land and retain, so it makes sense that any sort of possible edge would be attractive to men trying to remain competitive in the workplace.
There are a couple of ways men can improve the appearance of the jaw with minimally invasive procedures. While surgery (chin augmentation) is an option, there are also less extreme measures that can produce good results. The most common are:
A revolutionary treatment that utilizes ultrasound therapy, Ultherapy® is in a non-invasive procedure that stimulates collagen production. Collagen is an essential connective protein that gives skin the youthful qualities of structure and elasticity. Ultherapy® works by emitting ultrasonic energy over and over into the targeted area. The procedure typically lasts about 60-90 minutes and requires little to no downtime. Over 3-6 months following treatment, collagen formation will tighten and lift the skin for a more youthful contour. The results from Ultherapy® can last a year or longer.
Soft tissue fillers can be used to augment the chin area for a wider, more prominent look. These fillers are completely non-invasive and very convenient, involving only a short injection session. Fillers provide a subtle, natural look, and last for up to a year or more, depending on the formula. Sometimes, they can also be used with other techniques for more dramatic, comprehensive anti-aging results.
A Natural Look
Most men who seek cosmetic procedures are very concerned about looking unnatural after treatment. Men are more likely than women to want to retain a few little quirks or flaws and avoid an “overdone” look. Fortunately, with non-invasive skin treatments, the results are typically very natural-looking and instigated by the body itself. Particularly with procedures like Ultherapy®, the results come in slowly, and as a result tend to look very natural.
Discuss Your Options
If you think that a tighter, more youthful jawline is just what you need to boost your confidence and give you a professional edge, then it’s time to seek help from a qualified doctor to advise you and administer your treatment. Considering a minimally-invasive treatment? A board certified cosmetic dermatologist can help with providing skincare and treatments like Ultherapy® for great results.
If you’re looking for an acclaimed expert to help you get the chiseled jawline you’re looking for, come meet with national skincare authority Dr. Diane Walder and her associate Dr. Stacy Chimento. Dr. Walder is focused on helping patients reach their aesthetic goals and maintain healthy skin. To schedule an appointment at Dr. Walder’s Miami office, call 305-866-2177 today.