Men, as well as women, are seeking rejuvenative therapies to look and feel younger.
If you think cosmetic surgery, facelifts, and other aesthetic or rejuvenative procedures are just for women – Think again! Today, men, as well as women, are using many different rejuvenative procedures, anti-aging techniques, and hormone therapies to look and feel their best at any age!
Until recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that females accounted for 92% of all of the money spent on cosmetic surgery, with men accounting only for 8%. However, in 2020 the percentage of males spending money on plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures leaped 29 points to 39%, and it continues to rise.
The growing interest in rejuvenating therapies for men does not stop at plastic surgery. There are more and more men undergoing other antiaging treatments such as non-invasive facelifts and hormone replacement such as growth hormone therapy, all to look better, feel younger, and improve sexual performance!
Rejuvenative and Anti-Aging Therapies for Males
Antiaging medicine is the branch of medicine that aims to reduce the chance of developing age-related diseases and conditions by targeting the biological process of aging through lifestyle changes and proven therapies such as hormone replacement.
This branch is known as rejuvenative medicine, and it focuses on aesthetic procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, cosmetic surgeries, and medical weight loss – all designed to help you look and feel your best as you age.
Cosmetic Surgeries for Men
There was a time when men were expected to “age gracefully,” and graying hair and wrinkles built “character.” Today many men do not want that kind of “character,” and in fact, in order to stay competitive in an increasingly younger marketplace, men need to look young, strong, and powerful.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to anti-aging treatments and rejuvenative therapies is that they are only for women. More than ever, men seek out treatments to combat the signs of aging to look as young as they feel. Cosmetic procedures and non-surgical or minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments for men work and can make a significant difference in their careers as well as their personal lives.
Some of the most often requested rejuvenative procedures for men include:
- Laser skin rejuvenation
- Laser hair removal
- Chemical peel
- Male breast reduction
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox is what is known as a neuromodulator. When used cosmetically, neuromodulators like Botox are injected directly into the muscle that lies below a wrinkle. Botox works best on wrinkles that have not yet become permanent, like those that form with facial expressions such as smiling or frowning..
Botox helps to decrease facial wrinkles by “loosening” the muscles associated with smiling or expressing anger and preventing them from clenching up and thereby etching wrinkles into the skin.
Men often opt to combine Botox injections with a “dermal filler” such as Juvéderm. Other popular dermal fillers are Restylane and Sculptra.
- Juvéderm features a menu of FDA-approved fillers that add temporary volume in facial areas with moderate folds and wrinkles. Juvederm fillers can be used on the mid-cheek regions, lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and more.
- Restylane is a popular hyaluronic acid filler that can fill in moderate lines and wrinkles that have been caused by aging, sun damage, and more. Restylane can even be used to improve thinning skin on the backs of the hands.
- Sculptra is an FDA-approved facial filler that uses a proprietary poly-L-lactic acid to add temporary volume to aging areas. Sculptra results can last up to two years, making it one of the longest-lasting fillers available.
Liposuction and Other Ways Men Use to Look Younger
Liposuction and newer, less invasive, and non-invasive techniques of body sculpting or “body contouring” are also being used quite extensively by men to achieve the slim, fit and youthful look they desire.
Body contouring is a collection of safe, non-invasive procedures that use advanced technologies to help you get the toned body you want without surgery or downtime. The results can offer your problem areas a dramatic change in appearance.
The concept of body contouring, also sometimes referred to as “body sculpting,” is to reveal or “sculpt” the fit body that we all have buried under layers of fat. Body contouring is not a weight-loss technique. Rather the techniques are designed to get people who are close to their fitness goals over the finish line by attacking and removing fat layers from those stubborn parts of the body that just will not respond to diet and exercise.
All of the techniques of body contouring use a variety of technologies that are all designed to specifically target and destroy fat cells and remove them from the body. Some use lasers or radio frequencies to heat up and melt fat. Other techniques go in the opposite direction and literally freeze fat cells to death. It is a process called cryolipolysis.
Probably the most effective anti-aging technique or rejuvenative procedure for men by far is growth hormone replacement therapy. While these other techniques mentioned can improve the way you look, HGH therapy not only improves you on the outside but can restore your youth and vitality by attacking the root causes of aging!
One of the best-known supporters of anti-aging protocols and the founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Doctor Ronald Klatz, was one of the first physicians to espouse the many anti-aging properties of growth hormone therapies.
In his landmark book on the subject, Grow Young with HGH, has said, “The antiaging effects of growth hormone are global, acting on both mind and body, anatomy and physiology, form and function… By replenishing your supply of growth hormone, you can recover your vigor, health, looks, and sexuality.”
How Does Hormone Rejuvenation Therapy Help Improve the Quality of Life in Males?
Human growth hormone is one of your body’s most important hormones. As you might be able to glean from its name, children would not be able to grow into adults without HGH. And you would be right; HGH is responsible for all of the processes that allow a child to grow into a healthy, vital adult of full stature.
But even once we are fully grown, HGH continues to play an important role in your overall health and well-being. In fact, HGH continues to be responsible for the growth, repair, and maintenance of every cell in your body throughout your life.
However, as you get older, the level of your growth hormone steadily decreases. As you produce less HGH, your ability to repair and replace old, decaying, damaged, or dying cells diminishes.
Eventually, more cells die than can be replaced. As that happens, systemic inflammation occurs, and along with it, many of the symptoms we think of as growing older.
Growth hormone replacement therapy has been shown to reverse this process and literally “turn back the clock” for men, returning the look, the strength, and energy of their younger years! “
Male Rejuvenation Therapy Costs
The cost of male rejuvenation will vary by the given technique or procedure. Some of the non-invasive or minimally invasive aesthetic procedures mentioned on this page, such as Botox, are about $400 – $500 per session. Depending on your dose and brand of HGH, a vial of growth hormone costs anywhere from about $500 to over $5000.
Our anti-aging doctors and rejuvenation specialists will come up with an optimal aging treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle as well as your budget.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Rejuvenative Benefits of HGH for Men
Yes. HGH improves skin health in several ways. The key to healthy, young-looking skin is collagen. Collagen is a protein that supports your skin’s strength and elasticity. Think of collagen as the foundation of your house. As the foundation gets old and worn, it can cause the house above it to settle and crack. The same is true of your skin. As collagen production slows due to low levels of growth hormone, the skin loses its support and begins to wrinkle and sag. Also, the ability of your skin to heal and repair itself lessens as HGH levels drop. The loss of collagen and your waning ability to repair damaged skin cells leave your skin looking old, worn, and wrinkly.
HGH therapy revitalizes skin in two ways. It promotes collagen repair and growth as well as the increased rejuvenation of another protein vital to skin health known as elastin. Elastin is largely responsible for your skin’s elasticity and resilience, something else that lessens as your HGH levels decline.
One of the main benefits of HGH therapy for both men and women, regardless of age, is an improved sex life. As people age, one of the first things they notice is a drop in the sex drive, or libido, and other sexual performance issues. In men, that usually means erectile dysfunction. As women age, they can experience a decreased desire for sex, vaginal dryness, and other sexual health issues. In both genders, these sexual problems can be related to the drop in HGH that occurs as we age.
In men and women with sexual health issues related to HGH loss, growth hormone replacement therapy can help.
HGH therapy has a similar anti-aging benefit on thinning hair as it does on aging skin. The benefits of HGH therapy for healthier, thicker hair have been well-documented. HGH can be used to restore thinning hair for both men and women. Just as it does for your skin by stimulating increased rejuvenation and health of hair cells, a common benefit of HGH therapy is thicker, more youthful-looking hair.
HGH injections are approved by the FDA for the treatment of growth hormone deficiencies; as such, they are generally regarded as safe. However, as with any drug or prescription medication, HGH injection can have side effects. The most common side effect is pain or inflammation around the injection site. Other possible side effects include:
- Joint pain
- Inflammation at the injection site
Most of our HGH therapy patients go through the course of their treatment with few, if any, side effects. Any uncomfortable effects that you experience from HGH can usually be mitigated by simply adjusting your dose or brand of HGH.
It is illegal and possibly dangerous to use HGH without a doctor’s prescription. Do not fall for “black market” HGH that you can buy online. These products are useless at best and could be hazardous to your health – even fatal – at worst.
However, getting a prescription for HGH is that hard. In fact, at our clinics, it only takes these 5 easy steps.
- Step 1 – Contact us.
- Step 2 – Have a complete physical exam.
- Step 3 – Lab work and hormone blood tests.
- Step 4 – Prescription written if your test results indicate you need HGH injections.
- Step 5 – Your HGH injection supplies will be delivered to you.
It is important to keep in mind that any licensed physician or medical professional with prescribing privileges can write you a prescription for HGH injections. However, that does not mean that you should get your HGH therapy from just any doctor. It is best that you get HGH, or any hormone treatments for that matter, from a clinic like ours that specializes in the administration of hormone replacement therapies for men and are certified in the practices of antiaging medicine.