When it comes to injectable treatments for men, the stigma’s gone and there are multiple options to help you up your game. Here’s our guide to 5 of the best.
Botox to stop sweat
You know that guy who never breaks a sweat no matter what – a huge client presentation or tense negotiation? What’s his secret? It could be stealth Botox injections. No, not on his face, but under his arms. Botox is a highly effective, safe treatment for localised excessive sweating, with an almost 100% success rate in decreasing sweat.
The bill: $1600 (100 units of Botox)
The breakdown: You’ll feel results after one session. Lasts 6 –12 months. Most people have an annual top-up.
The bottom line: Break out the pastel linen shirt – and never let them see you sweat.
Structural filler for jawline enhancement
Sticking with your beard not necessarily ’cause you like it, but for the stronger jawline? Get ready for the big shave because chiseled chins can be created, thanks to next-gen dermal filler. Unlike the soft kind used on women’s lips, this dense formula adds structure and definition to the chin or jawline.
The bill: From $1150 (1ml of The Face Place filler). Everyone’s facial contours vary, so chat with your clinician about what might be needed for you.
The breakdown: Volux can last from 18 to 24 months. It wears off differently on everyone.
The bottom line: Take it on the chin – and get a stronger profile.
PRP for thicker hair
Dreading your future looking at Dad’s receding hairline? Before things head south, you can help your hair regenerate. Plateletrich plasma is a concentrated form of your own blood, rich in growth factors. Because your own blood is the source of the product, there’s no risk of reaction or side effects (unlike some male hair-growth drugs, which can lower libido).
The bill: From $750 per treatment. A course of 3 (recommended) is $2000.
The breakdown: Results may be noticeable from 1 month. One of the first things people notice is less hair fall in the shower when you’re shampooing. An annual top-up may be required.
The bottom line: Hair today – more tomorrow.
P-Shot for sexual wellness
The same platelet-rich plasma that we just mentioned also works to regenerate anything that benefits from blood flow – hair, skin and well, you get where we’re going with this. Tiny injections (we promise!) of PRP into the areas of the penis that are most important for sexual response can lead to improvements in firmness of erection, blood flow and circulation, sexual stamina, sensation and pleasure and even appearance.
The bill: Initial treatment is $1995; followup treatment (within 6 months) is $1500.
The breakdown: Some experience instant results, others by the 3-month mark.
The bottom line: Hello, tiger.
Botox for grumpy lines
Do the stresses of a well-lived life show up on your face, even when you’re in a great mood? Most men get frown-line Botox not for anti-ageing reasons, but simply to look how they feel – happy! When done well, Botox doesn’t erase every line on your face – it simply relaxes and softens creases for a more neutral resting expression.
The bill: From around $360. Stronger frown muscles may need more Botox, thus cost more.
The breakdown: Results after 2 weeks, which usually last 3-4 months.
The bottom line: No more Mr Mean Guy.
Note: it always pays to go to a reputable clinic with highly trained doctors and nurses who specialise in a subtle, natural look for men, such as The Face Place.
While this M2 article was purely about injectable treatments, our TFP skin treatments are popular with men too. Our extensive consultation and skin assessment, medical-grade skincare, and results-driven treatments such as peels, IPL and dermal needling are highly appealing to the man who wants professional, effective, efficient, and no-fluff facial care! Watch this space for more to come on men’s skincare.
Important information from Allergan Pharmaceuticals: Botox® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated “crow’s feet” around the eyes. It should be administered by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland.. Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.