It’s no secret that both women and men can be self-conscious about their appearance, especially as the years pass or those extra pounds start to accumulate. While women may openly discuss their cosmetic concerns, it’s important to recognize that men have their own insecurities regarding aging faces, expanding waistlines, and receding hairlines.
Regrettably, many men hesitate to explore cosmetic treatments due to the attached stigma, fear of judgment, and the desire to maintain a natural look without any visible signs of enhancement. However, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with men wanting to look and feel their best.
In fact, with modern cosmetic treatments becoming more discreet than ever, an increasing number of men are embarking on journeys to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. We bet you’d be surprised to learn that some of your youthful and impeccably groomed guy friends have already undergone cosmetic treatments without anyone suspecting a thing.
In this article, we’ll delve into three popular discreet treatments specifically tailored for men who wish to enhance their appearance without attracting unwanted attention: BodyTite, PRP, and Botox (sometimes playfully referred to as “Brotox”). We’ll provide a comprehensive understanding of how each treatment works, outline their unique benefits, and explain why they are exceptional choices for gentlemen who seek aesthetic enhancement while maintaining a low-key approach.
The Rise of Male Cosmetic Procedures: A Look at the Stats
It’s no secret that most men harbor their insecurities. They don’t sit around and discuss their love handles, receding hairlines, and wrinkles as women do. But it seems whether they are talking about it or not, many men are doing something about it. According to recent studies, the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has steadily increased in recent years.
In fact, according to the most recent data collected by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 13.5 million men had a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in 2020 alone. The most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure for men being Botulinum Toxin Type A (better known under brand names such as Botox) – which we will go over in the next section.
These numbers are predicted to be much higher in the next report, partially due to a sharp increase in above-the-neck cosmetic procedures and plastic surgeries during the pandemic. The number of men seeking discreet cosmetic treatments is also expected to rise in the coming years. Recent surveys reveal that 64% of men would be willing to undergo a cosmetic procedure to improve their appearance.
So what’s driving the rise of male cosmetic procedures? Changing societal attitudes and increased media exposure to male beauty standards may be contributing factors. Additionally, technological advancements have made cosmetic procedures more discreet, accessible, and affordable.
Regardless of the reasons, it’s clear that more and more men are turning to cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance and boost their confidence. Now, let’s take a closer look at three popular discreet treatments that can help men achieve their desired results without anyone knowing.
Botox (Brotox) to Take Years Off a Man’s Appearance
Botox was once considered a treatment exclusively for women, but according to recent reports, men in the United States now receive over half a million Botox injections per year, representing more than a 380% increase since 2000.
Women still make up the majority of patients seeking Botox, but it has become increasingly popular among men, with some plastic surgeons saying that men account for upwards of 20% of their Botox patients. And with many male celebrities like Joe Jonas and Christian Baleopenly admitting to using Botox to maintain their youthful good looks, it seems as if “Brotox,” as it’s been named, is here to stay.
Men have several reasons for turning to Botox. One of the most common is to remain competitive in the workplace. Business professionals between the ages of 35 and 65 are seeking Botox treatments to look younger and more refreshed and to keep up with younger employees who are deemed more tech-savvy. Zoom meetings have also contributed to an increase in Botox treatments, as they allow men to see their faces up close and personal, making them more aware of any wrinkles or lines they may have.
And let’s not forget about “swipe culture.” In addition to improving their appearance in the workplace, men are also seeking Botox treatments for dating purposes. First impressions are critical, and in today’s digital age, first impressions are often made through online dating and social media. Botox can help men look and feel more confident in profile pictures, selfies, and social media posts.
One of the significant advantages of Botox is that there is no downtime, and the treatment can be very discreet. You don’t have to “freeze” your entire face. A little goes a long way in smoothing out lines without any visible signs of having had the procedure done.
In the hands of an experienced board-certified injector like the ones at Garza Plastic Surgery, Botox will not change your appearance or make you look frozen. Botox merely makes you look younger, friendlier, and more refreshed.
Some advantages of Botox for men include:
- Take up to 10 years off of a man’s appearance
- No downtime and no visible signs of having had a procedure done
- Discreet and can be done during a lunch break
- Doesn’t change a man’s appearance or make them look frozen
- Can help men remain competitive in the workplace
- Boosts confidence in relationships and dating
Botox is considered very safe and has been approved by the FDA for over 20 years. You might experience minor side effects, like redness or swelling at the injection site, but these usually go away within a few hours. And since Botox injections don’t involve surgery or anesthesia, there’s no downtime needed after your treatment. If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to shave years off your appearance and make you look more approachable and well-rested, Botox could be an excellent option for you.
BodyTite For Male Body Tightening and Sculpting
Men might crack jokes about having a beer belly or dad bod, but the truth is that many men are very insecure about having excess fat or lack of muscle mass, especially if they’ve been dieting and working hard in the gym.
For men who want to get rid of stubborn fat pockets or loose skin to achieve a well-sculpted and chiseled look without visible scars or downtime, BodyTite is a unique minimally-invasive body contouring procedure worth considering.
Before BodyTite came along, surgical procedures such as an abdominoplasty, which leaves behind scars and requires a lot of downtime, were the only options available to achieve such results. With BodyTite, there is no surgery, no scars, and minimal downtime. It provides results that look completely natural, so there’s no risk of people finding out you’ve had work done.
BodyTite treatment uses a patented cutting-edge technology that destroys unwanted fat cells and tightens skin tissues. Again, this cosmetic procedure will not leave you with any scarring and requires little to no time away from social activities, which means the only thing people will notice is that you look like you’ve lost some weight and possibly even gained some lean muscle!
Some of the benefits of BodyTite include:
- A minimally invasive procedure with practically invisible micro-incisions and no apparent signs of cosmetic manipulation.
- Removes unwanted fat pockets from various regions of the body, including the thighs, buttocks, and stomach.
- Tightens and strengthens the abs, thighs, and other regions with skin laxity.
- Provides a sculpted and chiseled look in a single session.
- Activates the body’s natural collagen production and healing responses.
- Treats male gynecomastia to help tighten chest muscles.
BodyTite can be used on any part of the body with unwanted pockets of fat cells or excessive skin laxity. Smaller regions, such as the neck, jowls, and jawline, must be treated with a similar procedure called FaceTite, which can easily be combined with BodyTite in the same cosmetic treatment session.
Men usually use BodyTite to address the following areas:
If you are wondering what happens during the BodyTite procedure, it’s simple and fast. Depending on the treatment areas, the treatment only takes about 30 to 60 minutes. The BodyTite device has a probe that slides under the skin’s surface opposite to a receptor that moves over the surface. As bipolar radiofrequency passes between the two ends of the device, it contracts the skin tissues while damaging the underlying fatty tissues. The coagulated fat cells eventually get metabolized and expelled by the body, giving patients a lean and sculpted figure.
You might experience mild to moderate post-treatment soreness, but the side effects dissipate in a few days. At most, you will need to take things easy for 2-3 days, and you will also need to wear a compression garment under your clothes for about a month or so for optimal results. But don’t worry, the garment is skin-tight and very discreet.
BodyTite is a completely safe procedure, as determined by over 22 peer-reviewed clinical publications and its FDA approval. This level of research and scrutiny ensures that BodyTite is a safe and reliable procedure for men who want to achieve a more sculpted and chiseled appearance without the risks and recovery time associated with more invasive surgical procedures.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss in Men
Hair loss can be a source of frustration and embarrassment for many men. Whether it’s thinning hair, a receding hairline, or bald spots, hair loss can impact a man’s confidence and self-esteem.
While various hair loss treatments are available, one that has gained popularity in recent years is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP therapy is a safe and natural treatment option for men experiencing hair loss that uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate hair growth and improve hair thickness. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient and then processing it to extract the platelet-rich plasma. This concentrated solution is then injected into the scalp at the hair follicle level, where it works to stimulate hair growth and improve the thickness and quality of existing hair.
Some of the benefits of PRP therapy for hair loss in men include:
- Non-surgical procedure with little to no downtime
- Safe and natural, using the patient’s own blood
- Effective in stimulating hair growth and improving hair thickness and quality
- Can be combined with other hair loss treatments for optimal results
- Suitable for men with a variety of hair loss conditions, including male pattern baldness
While individual results may vary, many men have reported noticeable improvements in their hair growth and thickness after undergoing PRP therapy. One of the reasons PRP therapy is so effective is that it contains growth factors and cytokines that help to promote cell growth and healing. When injected into the scalp, these growth factors and cytokines work to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage new hair growth.
One of the biggest advantages of PRP hair restoration is that it is a discreet procedure. Unlike other hair growth treatments, such as hair transplant surgery or scalp tattooing, shaving the head or wearing a hat to hide the scars or marks is unnecessary. Because the treatment uses your body’s own natural healing processes, the results are gradual and natural-looking, so nobody will suspect you’ve had any cosmetic work done.
Another perk of PRP is that it’s relatively painless and very quick. Generally, a PRP treatment session takes only 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Additionally, there is no need for extended recovery time, and you can go about your day as usual immediately after the treatment. The number of treatments needed for PRP therapy can vary depending on the individual and the extent of hair loss. Most patients require at least three treatments to see significant results, but some may need additional treatments for optimal hair growth.
It’s also worth noting that the benefits of PRP go beyond hair restoration. For men concerned about their skin and overall appearance, PRP can treat a range of issues, including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, skin discolorations, skin laxity, and stretch marks.
Best Men’s Cosmetic Treatments in Middle Tennessee
At Garza Plastic Surgery, we understand that men taking the leap to improve their appearance can be a big decision they probably want to keep private. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of discreet patient care to all our patients. Our experienced staff specializes in a range of minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments customized to your unique needs and goals that will have you looking and feeling your best without anyone noticing you’ve had anything done.
Whether you’re interested in PRP for hair restoration, Botox to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, or any other cosmetic procedure, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your desired look. At Garza Plastic Surgery, we believe that everyone (men included) deserves to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.
With Father’s Day approaching, what better time than now to treat yourself to restored youth and masculinity! Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and take the first step towards a more confident you.