In this day and age, more and more men are opting for cosmetic procedures including lip enhancement.
Cosmetic surgery used to be reserved for mostly women, but times have certainly changed. This is the age of the Menaissance, and more and more gentleman are looking to keep up their appearance, using whatever means are necessary.
The problem with men and cosmetic procedures, is that male facial features tend to be sharper and more dominant, thus any change automatically looks more drastic, and can lead to mishaps like Michael Douglas and Mickey Rourke.
If you are a man looking to shave a few years off your appearance, I urge you to use caution and be subtle. One way to do so is with the use of facial fillers, like Restylane Silk. I recently visited my dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur, and she filled me in on the new product (no pun intended).
First off, you must know that I have a few fine lines around my mouth. I also have noticed as I have aged (I am 31 now) that my lips have lost a little volume. Restylane Silk is the only FDA approved product exclusively for subtle lip enhancement. It is also used to treat lines and wrinkles around the mouth and create symmetry in the face. The key is that the treatment is subtle, so you don’t have to worry about going from looking like Michael Fassbender to Khloe Kardashian.
A good result regarding fillers for men.
I wasn’t actually aware of this, but as we age, fat and collagen deteriorate in the face, thus our handsome skin becomes thinner, and wrinkles more prominent. Restylane Silk is made of hyaluronic acid, a very lightweight serum that is injected using a very fine needle. The result is a plumper, fuller lip or line that lasts up to 6 months.
Dr. Marmur confided in me that she has many male patients, and she is seeing more and more men come in to address the area around the mouth.
It is every gentleman’s duty to present his best face to the world. We are lucky enough to live in a day and age where we can do that, even if we need a little help to get there.