In-Demand Cosmetic Injectable Treatments for Men

A widely assumed and prevalent notion regarding aesthetic procedures is that it is meant for women. This is understandable because for most of known modern history, more or less all aesthetic procedures have had the patronage of women. In fact, women were there recipients of as much as 90% o fall cosmetic procedures. That notion has begun to change however. Since the turn of 1997, the number of men who now consider such options have tripled. Last year alone, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 450,000 men had received one form of cosmetic injectable treatment or the other. This does not account for many others who also had non-injectable procedures done.

This bold trend may be attributed to multiple factors -first, it is suggested that one key motivator for this is career. Certain job types come with some dose of pressure to be consistently presentable. Celebrities, for example, may need to look a certain way in order to land more job roles—men inclusive. Also, it may appear that the widely acknowledged “zoom boom”, an effect of the covid 19 pandemic and restriction measures is not preclusive of women. Regular confrontations with their own faces during video calls have apparently led many men to increasingly desired tune up. Here are some of the cosmetic injectable treatments that are caught in the trend:

Cosmetic Injectable Treatments. Dermal Filler Trends

The use of dermal fillers is fast taking up the trend space. It most commonly involves the injection of a gel-like naturally occurring substance- hyaluronic acid (HA)in the skin. Other types of dermal fillers exist which are non-HA including calcium hydroxyl apatite (CaHA), poly-L-lactic acid and polymethyl methacrylate. In doing this, dermal fillers increase tissue volume which helps to eliminate or reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as reshape the face. Popular dermal filler procedures in men include:

Nose Reshaping

As a more convenient treatment alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, using dermal fillers to recontour the nose for a more desirable appearance is becoming more common. With no need for surgical blades or general anaesthesia, adjustments can be made in about 15 minutes. This procedure is also called non-surgical rhinoplasty or liquid rhinoplasty. Many men have reported being pleased with the outcome of such procedures, with the results lasting up to 6 months. An experienced aesthetic injector can carefully achieve a well sculpted nose that is straighter and more even, at the same time maintaining facial harmony and symmetry to suit every individual’s needs.

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Jaw Line Reshaping

Popularly known as “masculinization”, this procedure has grown in demand not only among transmen but increasingly among cis men as well. As many men believe that the prototype masculine look requires having a wider, square jaw line, the knowledge and use of fillers to create this appearance is also growing. This popularity may also have been largely influenced by before and after outcomes of procedures like these that have gone viral frequently on social media.

In order to achieve the desired outcome which is an enhanced but balanced and natural-looking appearance, a strategic and careful needle placement is required on the part of the aesthetic injector.

Mid FaceFillers

This procedure is especially important for men who are concerned about their “tired and sad” facial appearance. With increasing age comes volume loss in the cheeks, giving a sunken appearance around the tear trough area. Mid face filler treatments help restore cheek volume and a lift in the under eye area without requiring tear trough filler. When done rightly by a skilled injector, the mid face lifting effect also provides an added benefit of lessened nasolabial heaviness, giving an overall revitalized glow and a younger, more rejuvenated appearance.

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Botox Trends

A toxin turned into therapy, botulinum toxin was originally discovered to be naturally produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Now manufactured by pharmaceutical companies, it has become a mainstay in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. When injected into muscle in calculated doses, this neuro toxin causes muscle paralysis, a desired effect in aesthetic treatments. The rising acceptance of Botox treatment in men has been interestingly dubbed “Brotox “, a pun which accurately captures its mainstream acceptance for men. Popular botox procedures in men include:

Removal of Frown Lines

Botox can help to eliminate frown lines and wrinkles involving facial areas like the 11 lines that appear in the glabella (the area between the eyebrows), horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyes. Larger quantities of botox are often required in men than in women to achieve desired results because of their generally thicker skin. People who have undergone these procedures enjoy a sense of rejuvenation in their appearance. An experienced injector will have a good grasp of adequate dosing as well as the right neuro toxin to use for the best results.

Peri-orbital Rejuvenation

The singular or combined use of dermal fillers and Botox can restore the hollowness and depth that form around the eyes as a result of aging and stress. This is another trend that is also catching up with men. When men age, the fat around the orbital regions tend to decrease, causing the bony prominences to be more pronounced. Fillers can help restore fullness while Botox injections can be used to eliminate the lines around the eyes.

It is expected that more men will increasingly key into these aesthetic injectable options as they understand that it is natural to be concerned about their appearance as much as women are and also that seeking options that come with fewer risks and complications is equally perfectly normal.


In the right hands, botox and dermal filler treatments are safe and effective. Derma Institute’s botox training and dermal filler training courses (including 1-Day Expert Lip Filler Training Masterclass) provide comprehensive aesthetic training to health professionals (Doctors, Dentists, Nurse, Pharmacists, and others), to ensure that they have the capacity to safely and confidently offer these treatments.

Visit our Botox training and Dermal filler training page for more details.

Training with Derma Institute

Here at Derma Institute, we provide award-winning training to all of our trainees. We pride ourselves in offering the very latest in skills and techniques to the highest professional and regulatory standards. Patient safety is our highest priority, and we ensure that we provide our trainees with all they need to practise safely and give patients results they will love.

We offer courses that are suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners, helping you through your career path every step of the way.

For more information and recommendations on where to begin on your path to becoming a medical aesthetician, get in touch with one of our experts today!