Facial sculpturing with dermal filler for men, the lowdown
Facial sculpturing is growing in popularity with men. Men are wanting a more masculine look, and this is the lowdown on how they are doing it.
More and more men
Are seeing the benefits of some subtle enhancement using dermal filler. This is typical in areas such as the jaw, chin, and cheeks. Not only is it to help redefine these areas due to aging, weight or just to boost their self-confidence.
Men desire a defined, square jawline, but may not be ready to invest in an implant and would rather have a less complicated and less invasive solution such as dermal fillers.
So what is about a man’s features that make him look more masculine, aside from stating the obvious… Muscle…and which aren’t always God-given?
- Thicker brows
- Higher cheekbones
- Square jaw
- Fuller lips
- Square chin
So how do you go about getting this look?
Simple: Using a combination of injectable treatments to enhance your current look. The aim is to never have a client leave looking done, ie overdone. Dermal filler is expertly placed to the chin, jawline, temples and upper cheeks. This helps to create a more contoured, masculine facial structure. On any male, this can create a very striking appearance. Belkyra®, an injectable fat dissolving agent reduces the fat under the chin. Belkyra® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of the “double chin” caused by unwanted fat (subcutaneous fat).
So what is Dermal filler and what can be used?
Essentially there are few options for dermal filler, these include hyaluronic acid fillers (HA), like Juvederm or Restylane, calcium hydroxylaptite crystals fillers like Radiesse or Sculptra. At Luxe Body we use mainly HA fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component in our bodies. HA Fillers contain a synthetic version of HA acid. They also contain lidocaine for pain relief.
The fillers used from Juvederm or Restylane are specifically for cheeks and jawline. Typically these fillers last from 12 months to two years. These fillers are injected into the fat pads or onto the bone with a needle or cannula. Both of which are relatively comfortable methods and numbing cream reduces any discomfort. HA fillers are reversible, so it further removes some of the scare factor out of having the treatment.
For more volume, multiple treatments are needed.
Common concerns with facial sculpturing:
Often we find that people are nervous and scared that they might look odd, funny, or overdone when they go for facial sculpturing. Believe me, it takes a lot of dermal filler or the wrong type to make you look odd and overfilled. For example, 1ml of dermal filler is equivalent to 1/5 of a teaspoon. Therefore for an injector to make you look odd then they would need to inject off the chart amounts into your face. In saying that, cosmetic medicine is truly an art, so you need to like the work of your artist.
It’s going to be painful?
To be perfectly honest, the most uncomfortable area for injections is around the mouth. There are a lot more nerve endings here. Hence the reason we sometimes use a dental block or BLT cream for numbing. The BLT anesthetic cream has three different types of anesthetic, which provides substantial relief from any discomfort. For other areas outside of the lips, the pain level is considered fairly low.
Is it dangerous?
Good question. Dermal filler injections do carry an element of risk. We all have a lot of vessels that carry our blood supply to various areas of the face and therefore there is a risk of injecting the filler into these. However, in the higher risk areas, we do use a blunt tube to inject the filler, which carries a much lower risk. Be sure to talk to your injector more about this at your treatment.
We have many options to suit the wants and needs of different people. We assess what you need and what look works for you.
We hope this answers some of your questions, and if you do have any more questions, please contact our team using the button below.
Let’s face it there is a lot of conflicting information on dermal fillers and cosmetic treatments. The emphasis appears on social media that having dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections gives an over filled or frozen look. Many of these reflections on the media are merely reflections of distorted trends, that end up scaring people away from using the latest technologies to provide a natural refreshed look.