Healio Dermatology Reports "Men experienced more gradual decline of facial soft tissue than women"

October 8, 2013

Healio Dermatology
October 8, 2013

"Men experienced gradual soft-tissue loss in areas of the face over time, compared with a sharper decline in women aged 30 to 60 years, according to research presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting.

“Men are representing a growing population of those seeking cosmetic procedures by a dermatologic surgeon,” Ashley Wysong, MD, procedural dermatology fellow at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, Calif., said. “Men now make up 11% of our neuromodulator patients and 8% of our soft-tissue filler patients [according to 2012 ASDS survey results].

“The purpose of this study was to use [magnetic resonance imaging] … and look at [soft-tissue] changes over time in groups of men and ultimately to help understand how these can adjust and change our approach to facial rejuvenation.”

There were 2,037 MRIs screened, with exclusions made for malignancy, soft tissue abnormalities, facial infection and image motion/artifact. Thirty men were included in the study and divided into age groups of young (average age, 27 years), middle (average age, 53 years) and old (average age, 76 years). Temporal, infraorbital and medial/lateral cheek areas were measured by a masked radiologist." Read More.