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The United States economy is still slowly regaining its momentum, growing at a weak pace of only 1.8% in the first quarter of 20131; yet, one industry continues to boom despite the sluggish pace. Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are on the rise, with 12 million performed in 2011. Surprisingly, men accounted for about a million of those procedures, up 56% from 20002. Skinspirations, a Tampa Bay nonsurgical cosmetic center, says that men are now seeking a variety of cosmetic procedures, but unless adequate research is done beforehand, they can be left with less than desirable results.
A growing number of men are exploring the possibility of cosmetic procedures than ever before, and many professionals say that the reasoning behind a man’s decision to undergo cosmetic procedures often vastly differs from that of a woman’s:
Owner of Skinspirations, Cynthia Elliott, MD, says that her patient demographic has gradually shifted over the years, and more men are opting for noninvasive options such as Botox injections and chemical peels.
“Interestingly, the driving force behind these procedures for men is less exterior than that of women—women want to be perceived as more beautiful, while men want to be seen as masculine and powerful,” said Elliott. What attracts men to noninvasive methods, per Elliott, are the perks when compared to surgical procedures:
For those men who are simply seeking cosmetic procedures for a quick rejuvenation, Elliott insists on considering the following.
Elliott is a former emergency and trauma doctor with the experience and expertise to perform a wide array of nonsurgical procedures in her Tampa Bay cosmetic facility. With a practice devoted exclusively to cosmetic and laser procedures, Elliott is often sought out to perform fillers, chemical peels and other minimally invasive options.