Women aren’t the only ones going under the needle in the name of rejuvenation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men opting for injectables increased a whopping 337 percent between 2000 and 2015. Many of them run into Body RX on Hurstbourne Parkway, where Dr. Sarita Nair offers a sneak peek at what they’re doing.
Whether their wives make the appointment or they do it themselves, men are opting for injectables and lunchtime procedures in record numbers. “They see what injectables are doing for their wives and realize they could work for them,” says Dr. Sarita Nair, medical director of the medispa on Hurstbourne Parkway. Or they see it as career insurance. “They do it to stay competitive in the job market,” she says. “Or because they’ve lost a lot of weight and their skin looks loose.”
But their injectable treatments don’t mirror those of female patients. “Age affects men and women differently, so we treat them differently,” says Dr. Nair. Here’s a look at how his shots differ from hers.
His forehead: Botox for horizontal lines.
Hers: Also involves filler to lift eyebrows.
His cheeks: Chemical peels or hydrafacials to treat sun damage; PRP collagen pin to build up collagen.
Hers: Thick filler to lift apples of cheekbones.
His nasal labial folds:
“Men’s skin is thicker, so we use thicker fillers like Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft.”
Hers: Small volume fillers like Restylane Silk.
Chin: Thicker fillers like Voluma or Restylane Lyft to augment chin, define jawline. Kybella to melt excess fat or double chin.
(Body Rx is located at 601 S. Hurstbourne Parkway. Call 974-3447 or go to bodyrxlouisville.com for more information.)