Making the Man
Posted On Jul 05, 2011
Cosmetic surgery procedures are on the rise, and, guys, this time it’s all you. From facelifts to liposuction, recent statistics reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicate that you’re fueling the trend. Overall cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010, while male liposuction increased 7 percent.
Q: Why does my Botox cost more for me than my wife?
A: Because men have thicker skin and stronger facial muscles,
according to Nissan Pilest, MD, a dermatologist in Orange County, Calif.
Thicker skin and stronger muscles require a larger dosage and therefore
comes with a higher price tag.
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Whether you’ve succumbed to the shaved style or hold on to hope for hair, researchers have recently reported “accidentally” discovering a compound that suggests that hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent. A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the U.S. Veterans Administration, was studying brain-gut interactions in mice using a chemical compound called astressin-B to determine if it would block the effects of stress on the colon. The mice they used in their study were genetically altered to develop head-to-tail baldness as a result of overproducing a stress hormone. Three months after the mice were injected with astressin-B, the once-bald mice were fully furred. The team repeated the experiment several times and got the same results. Their conclusion? The astressin-B peptide was responsible for the remarkable hair growth in the bald mice.
What this means for guys who don’t want to opt for the “shaved style”? The future possibility of treating hair loss in humans by manipulating stress hormone receptors, especially hair loss related to chronic stress and aging.