More and more men are receiving Men’s cosmetic treatments to hold back time, and refresh themselves. The most commonly performed treatments are fillers for volume replacement -especially around the jawline and mid facial areas. I also perform anti-wrinkle injections, and Fraxel laser resurfacing for sun damage. Acne scar revision and pore size reduction  are also popular treatments. Eyelid rejuvenation for men in the 40s-60s can open up the eyes and give a refreshed, less tired look. One in four of my patients are men. Ageing does not discriminate gender!

Facts on cosmetic treatments for men

  • The most common request is ‘can you make me look better and fresher without it being too obvious?’
  • Volume replacement is essential in both men and women, and dermal fillers are excellent in turning back time
  • Frown lines and forehead wrinkles respond to muscle relaxing injections
  • Acne scars can be removed
  • Sun damage can be reversed with Fraxel
  • Eyelids can be lifted
  • Redness can be removed with lasers and IPL

What are the most common treatments for men?

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Botox- this is the Universal Vitamin B for both men and women. The frown line and forehead lines are the most commonly treated areas.

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Fillers- just like women, as we age, volume is loss from the mid face area. A tiny bit of dermal filler goes a long way in restoring youth. Fillers can define the jawline area- this makes the biggest difference in men, more so than women. 

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Sun damage treatments- Brisbane’s high UV index gives rise to premature ageing, wrinkles and sun spots. Fraxel laser is an excellent method to rejuvenate your skin with just one treatment session. I also use Picosure lasers to help reduce skin pore size as well as scars, and pigmentation. Lasers are tailored according to your needs and expectations. 

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Acne scar removal- scars are common in both men and women, especially if you suffered acne in your early years. Dr Davin Lim is a World expert in the treatment of acne scars

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Anti sweat treatments are frequently requested by men. Botox to the underarms are subsidised by Medicare for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating. The procedure takes 90 seconds to perform, and sweating can stop for 6 months or more. 3 anti sweat treatments are subsidised by Medicare per year. 


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Fillers such as Restylate or Juvederm can relax smile lines and replenish loss volume- with zero downtime.

What are the differences in treating men and women?

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Lots. In women, we strive for beauty, in men we do not want to feminise the look. Subtle differences in Botox technique and filler treatment is essential in keeping men manly, and avoiding a feminine outcome. Experience is the key.

How can we treat sun damage?

The best method of treating sun damage is by far the Fraxel laser. This laser can remove at least 80-90% of sun damage in the one session. Your skin will heal up in only 5-6 days, and even wrinkles and pigmentation will be improved.

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One Fraxel laser treatment can remove years of sundamage and refresh your skin. Treatments start from $990. Skin completely recovers within 5-6 days.

How much should I budget for?

Budget for at around $1290. In my experience the majority of male clients residing in Brisbane- Costal areas will have sun damage. Fraxel laser improves skin texture, and to a degree skin tone. In most cases only one treatment is needed for a marked improvement in fine wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. 

Step two involves volume replacement. Budget for about $1600 upwards, depending on your age. 80% of men below the age of 45 will only need 1-1.5 ml of filler, and only a tiny bit of Botox to make all that difference. Remember, cosmetic improvements in men must always be subtle.


Frown lines can make you look angry all the time. Subtle BOTOX to this area can relax lines and give you a natural look.

What can be done for broken blood vessels?

Laser treatment can markedly improve blood vessels on the cheeks and nose. This treatment is partially claimable by Medicare. Each session takes 5 minutes. Expect blood vessels to improve by 70-90% after 2-3 treatments.nose blood vessels

How can acne scars be improved?

Dr Davin Lim can improve acne scars by at least 70%, in some cases up to 95%. Depending on the scar type I use a range of lasers including CO2, Fractional resurfacing, Fraxel laser, and fillers.

Each scar type will have a ‘best treatment’ method, ranging from fillers thru to surgery, chemical peels and lasers.

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Fractional laser such as CO2 or Fraxel can improve acne scars in all skin types and races. 2-4 treatments are needed for best results.

Why is eyelid rejuvenation important in men?

Eyes are the window to the soul and they are the very first thing people notice when they meet you. Over time skin looses collagen and elastin, making eyes look tired and sleepy.

Laser surgery can remove excess skin, whilst a brow lift can make you look less weary.

Dr Davin Lim performs 2-3 of these procedures on a weekly basis. ‘Subtle but noticeable changes appropriate for a man’s age is the key. I never attempt to give a 60 year old the eyelids of someone in their 20s!’

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Upper and lower eyelid surgery can open the eyes and make you look less tired

What can be done for my enlarged nose?

Enlarged noses can be due to a condition called RHINOPHYMA. This is a form of rosacea and can present with pimples and lumps on a background of redness. Over the years the nose can enlarge to cause a significant deformity.

Fortunately treatments are available. Dr Davin Lim specialises in rhinophyma correction using lasers and surgery. Only one treatment is needed, and this procedure is partially claimable on Medicare. All cases of rhinophyma can be improved.

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Rhinophyma is a very common condition. Laser surgery can markedly improve the look.

Dr Davin Lim on cosmetic treatments for men

By Dr Davin Lim
Laser and Aesthetic Dermatologist
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In my practice, cosmetic treatments a decade ago saw the ratio of women to men was 30 to 1, now in 2016, the ratio is 4 to 1. More men are seeking treatments to look and feel younger. Treatments are vastly different, as the aim in men is to not to feminise their appearance. The use of filler and Botox, combined with laser can give an excellent outcome that looks natural.

Apart from BOTOX, my second most requested treatment is to improve broken blood vessels. This can be done with a variety of lasers, depending on the location and thickness of vessels. Treatments are partially claimable through Medicare.

Eyelid surgery also plays a huge part in rejuvenation of men. I had my eyelids done in my 40s. Over time we loose collagen and elastin, and this can lead to droopy and sleepy lids. Simple laser surgery can tighten loose skin. If laxity is marked, I perform eye lid surgery- this is called blepharoplasty.

As with treating females, male cosmetic treatment follows the same principle- subtle changes over time to make a difference whilst preserving the natural look. Aim for a decade younger.