Over the years, the world of aesthetics has gained more importance in society. And while having a plastic surgery procedure for a long time has been a woman’s thing, 4 out of 10 people who make an appointment at a plastic surgery clinic are men.
To explain that to us, we have Dr. Gregorio Mendoza, General practitioner with a degree from the University of Havana, a diploma in dermatology from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in aesthetic medicine from the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Alcalá de Madrid.
Shanghai ⇒ Why do you think this happened?
Dr. Gregorio Mendoza R Well, from my perspective and from my experience, I want to tell you that everyone’s desire to look better is exactly the same across all genders. Although patients dominated our consultations a few years ago, this ratio has been balanced over the years. Male patients lose this fear of coming to our consultations, as there is more and more information about the treatments we offer and the results, which are becoming increasingly natural and permanent.
It can be said that the idea that aesthetic medicine is only intended for women has been lost. In fact, more and more people are coming with their partner, as they both want to undergo some aesthetic treatment and experience that feeling of looking and feeling better.
Shanghai ⇒ What are the most common treatments for men?
Dr. Gregorio Mendoza ⇒ The treatments most requested by men as a rule are botox, correction of dark circles with hyaluronic acid, facial reminders, nose modeling, treatments to improve skin and prevent aging such as various peeling And the skinboosters. In addition to non-surgical body treatments to eliminate localized fat.
We must emphasize that there are many treatments unknown to the vast majority that we achieve by correcting asymmetry, improving facial contours, and highlighting features that are already in place to improve facial shape and harmony, with very natural results, because they improve our own base. As an example, we have one of the most sought after treatments, which is nasal mannequins. With just twenty minutes of treatment, we get exceptional results, which could only be achieved through surgical intervention. Thus, we avoid the post-operative period and make the patient immediately join his daily routine.
Shanghai ⇒ When would you say the ideal time to start taking care of yourself?
Dr. Gregorio Mendoza ⇒ More than the perfect moment to start taking care of yourself, I would like to say the moment when you decide to look and feel good … a desire that we all share and the main reason why we repair ourselves every day, take care of ourselves, whether that is by applying creams or exercising Or buy new clothes …
Ultimately, it is a need that we have and it affects our mood, and thus, in our day to day, because if we feel satisfied, our daily work will be much better.
Another thing that we can talk about when skin asks us to take care of it. This problem comes at a time when various factors, whether internal or external, such as time, pollution, diet, age, etc. affect it. Factors that we often cannot control from us, as the skin suffers from a lack of hydration and nourishment, and this can be seen in the deteriorating appearance it assumes with the passage of time and the quality it has lost; This is when we try to solve it with medical aesthetic treatments. To avoid this, it is ideal to begin care at an early age, around 20 years, as prevention.
Shanghai ⇒ Are you saying that aesthetic medicine has gone from being something exclusive to being available to everyone?
Dr. Gregorio Mendoza ⇒ Yes, at the present time with diversification of offerings and increasing demand in the market, aesthetic medicine is no longer an elite or luxury treatment, and it can reach a wider audience. It is true that this is due to the wide range of products offered by various brands, which allows us to choose from them for their quality, effectiveness and duration, with which it can be said that there is an aesthetic medicine for everyone.
However, this does not mean that high-quality, durability and effective products are only intended for those with greater purchasing power, because thanks to the new forms of payments that clinics usually offer, we can all reach quality treatment with a doctor with certified experience and good results.
Undoubtedly, aesthetic medicine has taken a step forward and by doing this has shown us that we can get faster and less invasive results, so it is no longer necessary to go to the operating room to feel good about ourselves, when we can improve and get very natural results with Aesthetic medicine.