Injectables for Looking Younger: Why Men Should Say Yes

July 13, 2019

Although men have thicker skin than women, this does not mean that they are immune to the signs of aging. Just like women, guys are also bothered with deep fine lines and wrinkles, as well as droopy eyes and sagging neck that can make them look and feel older than they are. 

The pressures to stay young are stronger in women, but the cosmetic procedures performed on men have been on the rise in these past few years. Injectable treatments are popular in men because they offer a much more convenient way to have a rejuvenated and younger looking appearance without going under the knife. 

At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we offer safe and effective injectables that can help combat the signs of aging for men. We provide Botulinum toxin injectables that can treat wrinkles and saggy skin, and dermal fillers for filling in areas in the face that have lost volume. 

If you want to achieve a youthful and well-rested look, continue reading to learn how these injectables can enhance and take years off your appearance.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) to Reduce Wrinkles

Botulinum toxin or Botox (or “Bro-tox” for men) is a US FDA cleared injectable treatment that is commonly used for treating dynamic wrinkles or those that are formed due to facial expressions or muscle contractions. 

Botox in Singapore is effectively used for reducing the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles in the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) 
  • Frown lines (angry 11s or glabella lines) 
  • Horizontal forehead lines 
  • Smoker’s line (lines on top of the lips)

This injectable works by temporarily blocking the signal from nerve to muscles to relax and soften the wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes and may involve the use of topical anesthetic cream to make the treatment more comfortable.

Many men use Botulinum Toxin as a wrinkle treatment to smoothen forehead lines, and create a more youthful look. But aside from treating wrinkles, other uses of Botox include treating droopy eyelids, stopping eye twitching, reducing excessive sweating, and lessening migraine pain. 

With the right dosage and proper injection technique, Botox can give a very natural, well-rested look while maintaining your facial expressions. Make sure to look for an experienced injector with a ‘conservative’ approach because ‘less is more’ when it comes to Botox.

After the treatment, it will take at least two weeks to see the full results which can last for three to six months or longer with repeated treatments. You can read our previous blog to find out the things you need to know before getting a Botox in Singapore.

Dermal Fillers to Restore Volume Loss 

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse are FDA-cleared injectable treatments that can help restore skin’s elasticity and youthfulness. They can reverse the signs of aging by eliminating wrinkles and replacing volume loss in the face. 

Fillers can also give you a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance by:

  • Reducing dark circles
  • Enhancing the cheekbones
  • Reshaping the lower face and defining the chin (for a more chiseled look)
  • Decrease the appearance of fine lines
  • Plumping up the lips

At the Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we have two different types of dermal fillers, including:

    • Hyaluronic acid or HA (Juvederm). HA-based fillers are made from a substance that is naturally present in the body. When injected into the skin, these fillers can help restore skin’s volume and improve fine lines, nasolabial folds and eye bags. They can also add volume in the cheeks, fill the lips as, augment the chin and increase the height of the nose bridge without surgery.
  • Calcium-Based Microspheres (Radiesse). These dermal fillers are similar to the natural minerals found in the body, making them a safe option. Calcium-based fillers like Radiesse can plump the skin and replenish volume lost over time. They can be used to improve lines on the face, add volume to the cheeks, as well as fill the lips and nasolabial folds. Radiesse is also a “bio-stimulator” which means it can stimulate your body’s collagen over time giving you a firmer and youthful skin.

It is also good to know that dermal fillers can help you look more masculine through safe facial contouring. The fillers can be injected in the chin to improve its projection and in the jawline to add fullness and angular shape to the lower face.

You can check out our previous post to learn more this injectable and how you can achieve a refreshed and chiseled look with fillers for men.

The treatment takes at least 30 to 90 minutes depending on the number of filler required and number of areas to be treated, and the result can be seen instantly. Most dermal fillers last between 9 and 12 months, but some can last up to two years or more.

How Much Does Botox or Fillers Cost in Singapore

For Botox, the cost can be based on number of units or per area. In Cutis Laser Clinics, we charge Botox at $18 per unit. We understand that every individual is unique and requires a customized dosage which is why we only charge our patients according to what they really use. 

The cost for fillers can also be per area or syringe. In our clinic, we charge per syringe and our doctor will have to assess the area to determine the number of fillers needed. The price of the syringe also varies on the type of filler needed.

There are several types of filler in the market nowadays and some may be pretty cheap. Remember to ask the brand of filler and check if it’s FDA-cleared or HSA approved to be used in Singapore. 

What to Consider When Doing Botox and Filler

These injectables should only be administered by a certified aesthetic doctor with many years of experience. Look for someone who prefers a natural look and is conservative in providing Botox and fillers (remember “less is more”). 

Besides from the cost, the skills of the injector is an important factor to consider as your result will primarily be based on how good is the doctor’s injection technique, artistry and eye for detail. 

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In summary, Botox and fillers are safe and effective procedures that address common concerns of men from reducing wrinkles, restoring volume loss to defining jawline. When combined together, they will help you achieve a well-rested and a more youthful look without surgery or downtime. 

Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to find out if you’re a good candidate for any of these injectable treatments.