Dr. Scott Allison has a special interest in cosmetic medicine for male patients and masculinization. There is a growing demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments in men to improve their appearance, make them look refreshed, feel younger or have a more masculine appearance. However, many cosmetic practitioners fail men in the way they approach this. There are facial features in both men and women that make them appear either masculine or feminine respectively. For example, a masculine jawline will be a squarer and more angular, whereas a feminine jawline will be more oval in shape. If these gender specific proportions are not taken into account when treating the face it can feminise a males face and lead to a strange and ‘overdone’ appearance.
Dr. Allison is completing his thesis in male cosmetic medicine and understands the anatomical and gender differences in facial aesthetics to create the most beautiful, natural outcome for both men & women. He also has experience with transgender patients who are looking to masculinize or feminise their facial features.
All treatments offered by Dr. Allison are suitable for men & women. However some popular treatments for male patients include:
- Chin & jawline filler
When looking at someone’s face the eye is first drawn to proportions and shape. In a male patient, a strong jawline that is chiselled to create a squarer shape to the face is considered attractive. If you look at alpha male celebrities such as Zac Efron and Chris Hemsworth you will notice this feature. Not everyone is born with these features, however they can be created with dermal filler to give a natural and masculine appearance.
- Anti-wrinkle treatment of the forehead & frown
Deep horizontal and vertical lines in the forehead are one of the tell-tale signs of ageing. Although most men do not want these completely gone, they can certainly be softened to allow natural facial expression and a smoother appearance to the face.
- Nose filler
The nose is the central focus of the face and a disproportioned or crooked nose can have a significant impact on a persons overall appearance. A masculine nose is straight, refined and slightly larger than a women’s nose. However it is still vitally important for it to be in proportion to the rest of the face. For men with larger noses that have a significant depression between the eyes, strategically placing filler and correcting the bump can actually give the illusion of a smaller nose.
- Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
Although sweating is a normal physiological process that the body undergoes to regulate temperature, excess sweating can be a significant concern for patients. Studies have shown that men tend to sweat more than women, in particular under the armpits and the palms of the hands. Using anti-wrinkle injections at much smaller doses but over a wider area actually stop the sweat glands from functioning for a period of up to 9 months.