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Optimizing skin tightening in aesthetics in men

      Abstract

      The field of cosmetic dermatology has recently witnessed unbridled growth in the past several years. Part of this has been due to the increasing popularity of aesthetic treatments in men, who represent a growing patient population. Men tend to have higher levels of collagen density and greater skin thickness, but these begin to decrease earlier on. They can also more frequently have severe photodamage. Their clinical presentations can affect the selection of treatments. Physicians should be familiar with the subtle differences between treating men and women. Early studies and literature are beginning to shed more light on these important distinctions. We review the notable differences in facial aging, pathophysiology, and patient selection and discuss available treatment options with these factors in mind.
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