The Male Aesthetic Patient: Facial Anatomy, Concepts of Attractiveness, and Treatment Patterns

Keaney, T.C.; Anolik, R.; Braz, A.é; Eidelman, M.; Eviatar, J.A.; Green, J.B.; Jones, D.H.; Narurkar, V.A.; Rossi, A.M.; Gallagher, C.J.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Jdd 17(1): 19-28


ISSN/ISBN: 1545-9616
PMID: 29320584
Document Number: 17564
BACKGROUND: The number of nonsurgical aesthetic procedures performed in men is growing rapidly. However, there are limited data on treatment principles and goals for the male aesthetic patient. OBJECTIVE: To review the objective data available on male aging and aesthetics and to synthesize with expert opinion on treatment considerations specific to male patients. METHODS: Expert advisors met to discuss anatomical differences in male versus female facial anatomy related to aging, facial treatment preferences in aesthetically oriented men, and current dosing data for facial injectable treatments in male versus female patients. RESULTS: Symmetry, averageness, sexual dimorphism, and youthfulness are generally accepted as factors that contribute to the perception of attractiveness. There are differences between men and women in facial anatomy, concepts of attractiveness in the context of masculinity and femininity, and treatment objectives. A communication gap exists for men, as evidenced by the lack of information available online or by word of mouth about injectable treatments. CONCLUSIONS: Approaches to aesthetic consultation and treatment should differ between men and women based on the fundamental dissimilarities between the sexes. Educating men about available aesthetic treatments and about the safety and side effects associated with each treatment, as well as addressing concerns about their treatment results looking natural, are key considerations.

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The Male Aesthetic Patient: Facial Anatomy, Concepts of Attractiveness, and Treatment Patterns