Literature Review of Cosmetic Procedures in Men: Approaches and Techniques are Gender Specific

Brandon E. Cohen, Sameer Bashey, Ashley Wysong

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Abstract

The proportion of men receiving non-surgical cosmetic procedures has risen substantially in recent years. Various physiologic, anatomic, and motivational considerations differentiate the treatments for male and female patients. Nevertheless, research regarding approaches to the male cosmetic patient is scarce. We sought to provide an overview and sex-specific discussion of the most popular cosmetic dermatologic procedures pursued by men by conducting a comprehensive literature review pertaining to non-surgical cosmetic procedures in male patients. The most common and rapidly expanding non-surgical interventions in men include botulinum toxin, filler injection, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, laser hair removal, hair transplantation, and minimally invasive techniques for adipose tissue reduction. Important sex-specific factors associated with each of these procedures should be considered to best serve the male cosmetic patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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  • Dermatology

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