Women have had to deal with scrutiny most of the time, but men are getting their share of body image pressure too, even though they don’t talk as much about it as women. In a study published online by the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, up to 40% of men are concerned with their physical appearance, muscle size, weight and tone.
Men Also Held to Impossible Body Standards
Men don’t typically complain about their sagging skin in the belly, arms or thighs because doing so is thought of as weak and vain. Consequently, men are reluctant to share their body image insecurities, so some don’t really get the help they need to overcome it.
While women are often concerned about losing weight, men on the other hand are worried about not being muscular or not being athletic enough. Like the female ideal image of being gentle and graceful, men want to achieve their own ideals – to be bigger and stronger.
While being “overweight” was not viewed as negative, some of the male participants reported to have interest in aesthetic treatments.
The male ideal physique with exaggerated muscularity touted by the media is impossible to achieve naturally and quickly. Correct diet, weight loss exercise, enough sleep and judicious use of supplements, which should form the core of a person’s muscle-building efforts, do not produce overnight results, but they do produce gradual and long-term results that contribute towards healthy ageing.
Male Treatments for Skin Laxity and Stubborn Fat
Men who are concerned with areas of skin laxity after losing significant weight (such as the jawline) need to know that there are many non-invasive options to lift and firm these areas. One of the safest and most effective of these double chin treatments as well as a neck rejuvenation is Ultherapy, an FDA-approved procedure to non-invasively lift and tighten the skin on the neck and under the chin using ultrasound energy that stimulates collagen production.
Even with rigorous exercise and proper diet, losing weight can still leave behind pockets of fat that are resistant to any fat-burning efforts. For these stubborn areas, there is a safe fat removal treatment that uses controlled cooling to trigger the body’s elimination of fat cells naturally. The treatment is called CoolSculpting, and it’s widely available in aesthetic clinics in Singapore and in similar clinics around the world.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure can actually be performed for body contouring on the abdomen, thighs and arms, which are areas that normally sag if you carried excess weight for too long (because the skin does not go back to its usual elasticity). There is also CoolMini by Zeltiq, a fat freezing procedure for removing double chin.
The results of CoolSculpting can be enhanced and maintained by the use of Dr. Sylvia’s Slim Contour Cream, a botanically derived extract containing caffeine and other slimming ingredients that can be massaged to excess adipose and other cellulite-prone areas. While men may not be as concerned with cellulite as women, Dr. Sylvia’s Slim Contour Cream can actually be used to improve tissue firmness not just in the body but also in the jawlines.
The Slim Contour Cream was developed by Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, a prominent female dermatologist in Singapore whose medical aesthetic clinic also offers Ultherapy and CoolSculpting.