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Men represent a growing segment of cosmetic practices, representing 9% of all cosmetic procedures in 2012. A study published in the October 2016 issue of the Dermatologic Surgery magazine, reported a study of 600 American male aged between 30-65. It was an online study done between February and March 2015. A few questions were asked to include only those who are “aesthetically oriented”, such as willingness to spend money on facial treatment, and the desire to want to look good. They also needed to be naïve to neuromodulators and dermal filler treatments.

The results showed the area that caused the most concern were in order of hair loss, tear troughs, double chin, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Among the men who were bothered by hair loss, most said they would rather treat hair loss (79%) than the other facial feature that had bothered them. In terms of treatment priority of facial features, crow’s feet and tear troughs were areas that most men would like to treat first.

As compared to a similar study in females, similarly, upper facial lines in particular crow’s feet and tear troughs were areas preferred for prioritized treatment. However, unlike the men in this study, the women were also highly concerned with their perioral area, and eyelashes.

Although the interest in aesthetic procedures seems to be increasing, this study found low adoption rates and awareness, even among aesthetically oriented males. Results from this study suggest that many of the main barriers to trying aesthetic treatments, such as concerns regarding an unnatural outcome and side effects, stem from a lack of education. Thus, more information on the effectiveness and safety of cosmetic treatments should be made readily available for men.

It can be concluded that most men are aware of the benefit of aesthetic procedures, such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxins, and laser on the aging male face. As more men are reassured of the efficacy and safety of these treatments, it can be predicted that aesthetic procedures will become more acceptable to men with time.

Jagdeo J, Keaney, T, Narurkar V. Facial Treatment Preferences Among Aesthetically Oriented Men. Dermatol Surg 2016;42:1155-1163.

Permanent sexual side effects of Finasteride has long been talked about and active investigation is still going. It is not yet clinically proven by proper research but every patient should consider this potential risk before starting or whether to continue to take or not.>Read more….

There is an increasing concern from patients regarding the use of Finasteride may increase Breast Cancer due to some articles in the internet. It is important to be updated with the latest information with any long term drug. New findings regarding the safety of a drug is possible to change even though it is approved. According to many experienced hair transplant surgeons around the world, FDA and MHRA, this is not yet proven and more controlled studies is required to prove this. >Read more….

Are you growing a moustache, goatee, beard or a combination of the above?!
There are so many famous celebrities looking great with facial hair, it is no wonder that facial hair is not only trendy but can also define a man’s character and uniqueness. But what suits Brad Pitt, George Clooney or David Beckham, may not suit everybody. Most men take the ability to grow facial hair for granted, but there are some that just can’t achieve the growth they want. It may be an old scar, or one part of the face just doesn’t grow hair the same as the rest of the face. Even after achieving the facial growth, there remains the decision of what style will look best, and how to groom and maintain the look…Read more….

The eyes have long been recognised as an important facet of physical beauty. For thousands of years, women have employed techniques to enhance the prominence of their eyelashes. Eyelashes are not just pretty; they can defend the eye against debris and trigger a blink reflex serving a protective function against airborne particles. Read more….

Is it possible to eat our way to healthy hair?

Yes. With hair, the effects of diet may take months to show, unlike our skin which only takes days. So to eat our way to healthier hair, we must be persistent with our healthy diet and habits.

Before we talk about foods, let’s take a look at our habits; smoking, excessive alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation can all affect the way our hair look and feel. So it is important to improve our overall lifestyle too.

What nutrients do we need for our hair? Read more….

PRP is made from a small sample of your own blood. The process concentrates the platelets found in the blood sample. These concentrated platelets contain huge reservoirs of growth and wound healing factors, growth and wound healing factors are natural components of your body.  Clinical data has shown that growth and wound healing factors may enhance and accelerate your body’s normal healing process.

PRP is the only available product that contains elevated levels of all your naturally occurring growth factors.
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Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains a high concentration of thrombocytes. PRP carries various growth factors (GF) that stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation. PRP is known to carry more than 20 GFs, including platelet-derived growth factor, fibroblast growth factor, hepatocyte growth factor, transforming growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor. Many of these growth factors bind to heparin. Read more…

Laser has been widely used in different areas of medicine. Since 2007, laser has also been cleared by FDA as a medical device to treat male and female with hairless. Download Brochure SuneticsMSRRead more…

Finasteride-5 alpha reductaase inhibitor, has been used since 1997 to reduce DHT from damaging hair follciles. Dutastride-more recently developed 5 alpha reductase inhibitor, has been used since 2007 as an “off-label” drug to control hairloss by reducing DHT. Read more…

Permanent cosmetic tattoo has been established as an acceptable form of cosmetic enhancement in many societies. Eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip tattoos are common practices in many Australian beauty salons. Hair restoration tattoo is a permanent cosmetic tattoo that mimics the short hairs of a closely shaved scalp. Read more…

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