According to the ASAPS, it's important to realize that although certain
products and procedures are effective, they are also limited by the skin's normal aging process. A product
that has been deemed effective for erasing wrinkles doesn't necessarily erase wrinkles--there are lots of
variables that determine its effectiveness.
For example, the active ingredient in a drug must be delivered to the
skin at a therapeutic concentration and remain in the skin long enough to have an effect. Also, because the
composition of a man's body differs from a woman's, products or procedures can have different effects. The
facial area in men contains hair, for example, and their skin is thicker. This means the blood supply is
greater--and so is the risk of bleeding--but it also could mean better healing.
And cosmetic procedures come with risks. If a procedure is performed
poorly, the physical and emotional scars could be carried for life. Understand the risks and side effects
that may be involved.