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Men and aesthetic medicine

October 5, 2009 |

It’s not just women who are interested in the way they look and feel. For some time now, men too have been conscious of the need to look good and take care of themselves in every way.They are conscious that in today’s modern world, image plays a vital role and in business, can be seen as their calling card, their letter of introduction. Because of this, they are giving the way they look the attention it deserves.

In fact, men have become knowledgeable and important patients of clinical aesthetics and have very clear expectations. Many times, they are more demanding than women.

No longer are men resigned to getting older. They are taking advantage of processes to avoid wrinkles, are taking care of their weight and want sharply defined muscles. Forget about the old adage of getting older being the “curve of happiness”, they want results to keep them looking good and young.

Today, men’s expectations of aesthetic medicine are even greater than before and it takes nothing away from their virility. In fact, their desire to look and feel better is seen as a responsible attitude, not a worry.

Social studies show that 86 per cent of men are convinced that it is important to take care of their physical well-being. This is 61 per cent more than a decade ago and 44 per cent admit to taking more time to getting ready in the morning than before.

In particular demand are programmes which tackle slimming, anti-ageing, nutrition and cures for baldness.

Of course, men’s skin differs from that of women. Men’s skin secretes more of the hormone androgenica. This is a very important factor to bear in mind when looking at the constitution, make-up and structure of a man’s skin. It is much thicker. The epidermis contains more cell layers and the dermis is denser in collagen. His is therefore more resistant, elastic and firm but the effects of passing years and outside factors can still have a significant impact, These include the sun, smoking, their way of life, diet etc. besides factors such as genetics and hormonal changes.

It’s said that a man’s aging can be measured by the decrease in the production of testosterone. This can be lost at approximately one per cent each year and considerably higher between the ages of 50 and 70.

One of the most common worries for today’s men in relation to aesthetics is alopecia or the loss of hair. Ninety per cent of hair loss cases relates to androgenico. Men lose follicles which can affect previously hairy parts of their body. This problem can be experienced at any age, even during youth, and is influenced by genetic factors, such as running in the family, and hormones. Alopecia androgenica effects about 30 per cent of Spanish men aged around 30 and rises to 40 per cent for those aged 40.  

Alternatives against alopecia

* Rich Plasma in Platelets (PRP)
This novel procedure involves a growth method of plaques and protein which stimulates and improves the hair. The infiltration of plasma to the hairy skin produces the stimulation of the follicle and cell regeneration, contributing to the formation of new follicles and the creation of elasticity and collagen. The number of sessions required varies but it is recommended to carry it out monthly over four or five consecutive months and, depending on the results, to repeat a maintenance session every six months. The hair acquires a progressive vitality, and shows more body, force and shine.

*Micro transplantation of follicles constitutes one of the most important scientific advances and is a revolution in capillary surgery.  The micro transplant capillary works on itself, as well as with the hair and the skin of the patient and there is no rejection.  The transplanted hair is classified genetically as healthy hair which will grow and will show the same characteristics as healthy hair during all their life.   

Monday, 05 October 2009

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