More and more men are now turning to cosmetic treatment to reverse the signs of
aging and restore a youthful yet natural-looking appearance to their skin. All of Dr. Balle’s cosmetic and general dermatology services can be individually tailored to help men achieve their desired goals for treatment.
Dr. Balle is highly experienced in male cosmetic treatments, and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. He strives to help men achieve a refreshed appearance without looking like any work has been done. Some of the most common procedures performed on men include chemical peels, liposuction, BOTOX® Cosmetic and other dermal fillers. In addition to cosmetic treatments, Dr. Balle also treats a wide range of general dermatology conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, with results customized for a man’s unique skin.
Liposuction can help men remove stubborn areas of fat that hinder their appearance and keep them from achieving the youthful, toned look they desire. This procedure removes fat by inserting a small tube into the body and suctioning out the fat, leaving patients with a slimmer, sculpted appearance. Dr. Balle performs liposuction using the tumescent technique, which helps reduce scarring, blood loss and recovery times over the traditional procedure. Liposuction can also be used to effectively treat gynecomastia, an enlargement of the male breast tissue caused by a hormonal imbalance. Results are visible right away after this procedure.
CoolSculpting is considered safe and effective for most patients seeking fat removal from targeted areas such as the abdomen, love handles and back. Since CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution, patients should be relatively fit, with one or more areas of stubborn fat that does not respond to diet or exercise. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure, as CoolSculpting is not designed to remove large volumes of fat like conventional liposuction procedures. CoolSculpting is considered a less invasive alternative for patients with modest-sized fat bulges. Dr. Balle will help determine whether or not you are a candidate for CoolSculpting after a physical examination and an evaluation of your medical history.
Many men are now seeking Botox injections to reduce the appearance of creases in their forehead as well as frown lines that often develop between the eyebrows. Men account for six percent of all Botox injections administered, making it the most popular male cosmetic treatment. Botox injections are made of the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum, and are injected directly into the targeted area to block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. This treatment smoothes the skin and helps patients look less tired or angry, with results usually lasting about four months.
Similar to Botox, Dysport® injections are made from the bacterium Clostridum Botulinum and are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles. This treatment is ideal for men who wish to restore a younger and more refreshed appearance to their face. Dysport® injections take less than 15 minutes and are administered at six week intervals, with most patients achieving desired results within three to five injections.
Restylane® and Perlane®
Restylane® and Perlane® are hyaluronic acid fillers used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, most often used for the nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. These fillers can also restore lost volume and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the skin, without taking away your defining character traits. Perlane® has larger gel particles than Restylane®, making Perlane® ideal for treating deeper folds. The results of these treatments usually last for several months, with patients often needing touch-up treatments only once or twice a year.
Radiesse® is a synthetic injectable filler made of microspheres in a water-based gel. The microspheres are composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, which stimulates the production of collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles while producing an overall younger appearance. These injections are most effective in treating smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and other unwanted signs of aging.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
JUVÉDERM® is an FDA-approved smooth consistency gel capable of restoring volume to the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Made of hyaluronic acid, this injection is the first filler FDA-approved to last up to a year. Injections are administered in the doctor’s office in less than 15 minutes, with no need for anesthesia. Results are visible right away and will continue to improve over the next few days.
Chemical peels enhance the appearance of the skin by removing damaged outer layers with a unique solution that is applied to the skin. Many men seek this treatment as a minimally invasive alternative to a facelift that helps improve the texture and overall appearance of the face, while reversing wrinkles and other signs of aging. There are three different types of chemical peels for men, which can be used to treat the skin of the face, hands, neck or chest:
- Alpha hydroxy acid (mildest)
- Thichloroacetic acid (middle strength)
- Phenol (strongest)
Dr. Balle will decide which type is best for you after evaluating your skin. » Contact us for more information on the services we offer for Men.