As you get older, you may notice that your face is losing some of its definition compared to years past. You may also see more prominent facial lines or fullness developing below your chin. These signs of aging may be affecting the way you feel about yourself or limiting your professional opportunities when faced with younger competition.

Dr. Christopher Manios offers injectable treatments and dermal fillers for men in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton, helping restore their appearance in a way that looks natural, attractive, and masculine. The solutions he employs can return volume and definition, erase facial lines, and eliminate a double chin with no surgery or downtime.

Patients rely on Dr. Manios in part because of the experience he brings to their treatment. As a plastic surgeon that focuses on injectables and dermal fillers, he combines expertise in the anatomy of the face with years of practice in restoring features non-surgically. As a result, you can expect your outcome to provide subtle, noticeable, and effective improvement.

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Treatment Options with Injectables and Dermal Fillers

Men in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton may benefit from one or a combination of treatments.

Dermal Fillers

Both volume and hydration tend to decrease in the face as you age, resulting in lines, wrinkles, and loss of fullness in your features. Dr. Manios employs dermal fillers for men to counteract these effects. Many of the dermal fillers that he uses are based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the skin. Treatment returns fullness to the face, and the hyaluronic acid improves volume and hydration to give you skin that looks younger and firmer.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Certain facial expressions can cause lines to appear by activating small muscles beneath your skin. BOTOX temporarily interrupts the contractions of these muscles to reduce the prominence of the lines. Treatment is particularly effective in addressing lines that run across the forehead, crow’s feet—wrinkles at the corners of the eyes—and frown lines, which develop between the eyes. The result is a more youthful, approachable appearance.

KYBELLA®

A double chin can make you look older, heavier, and less fit even if the rest of your features are in great shape. In previous years, surgical intervention might have been necessary where diet and exercise failed. The introduction of KYBELLA provides an alternative. Dr. Manios can use this injectable solution to eliminate fullness below your chin permanently, giving you a firmer, more sculpted appearance.

Other Options for Men

While dermal fillers, BOTOX, and KYBELLA are the most common treatments men seek, Dr. Manios provides a variety of other aesthetic options to his patients. You can learn more about each by exploring information on the website or scheduling a consultation.

Dr. Manios’s Approach to Injectable Treatments and Dermal Fillers

Men in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton have differing goals when they visit the practice. Part of Dr. Manios’s work is determining the best approach for their needs and tailoring a personal treatment plan accordingly.

In general, however, male patients want treatment that leaves them looking younger but still masculine. They tend to prefer:

  • Sharper features.
  • A strong, well-defined jaw.
  • Firm cheeks.

Compare this to the goals women typically have: heart-shaped faces with volume in the forehead, temples, and cheeks. Dr. Manios uses injectables and dermal fillers for both men and women, but he differentiates his technique based on aesthetic guidelines to provide the best individual outcome.

Your Experience with Injectables and Dermal Fillers

Dr. Manios designed his practice to offer discrete, personal, and transparent care. When you come in for your initial visit, you can expect a frank and supportive discussion about your goals.

Typically, Dr. Manios will begin by asking what you would like to accomplish and which features you would like to address. He will conduct a facial assessment and review your appearance from different angles to determine current and future needs. Finally, he will provide a treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

Injectables and dermal fillers for men can help Walnut Creek and Pleasanton patients with a variety of concerns, including:

  • Erasing facial lines.
  • Redefining the cheekbones and jaw lines.
  • Reducing the appearance of tear troughs beneath the eyes.
  • Eliminating a double chin.

Different products provide different benefits. For example, dermal fillers vary in their consistency, thickness, and duration. Certain options are more suitable for specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks or lips, to match the feel of natural tissue.

Regardless of the treatment you select, you will not require surgery or significant downtime with injectables and dermal fillers. Appointments can take as little as one hour, and you can experience up to two years of benefits depending on the solution Dr. Manios uses. Following treatment, you should enjoy a more youthful, firm, and masculine appearance, and you can return as needed to maintain your results.

Learn more about your options with injectables and dermal fillers. Men in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manios online or by phone at (925) 989-6560.