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The fight against the signs of aging doesn’t have a gender

There often comes a time when we are caught off guard by our appearance – whether we see a picture of ourselves, or glimpse our image in a Zoom window – and notice we look tired or older than we feel.

These moments can feel isolating and embarrassing, or simply throw you off your game, but we don’t have to battle these changes alone.

“There are many differences when it comes to men and women, but we all desire to look our best. Thankfully there are many treatments that can help men and women look and feel more youthful,” says Dr. Kersti Kents, co-owner of Medical Aesthetics of Muskoka (MAOM). “These don’t require invasive surgeries – in fact, most treatments can be done during your lunch hour.”

If you’re finding your hairline receding, or your hair doesn’t seem as thick and full as it once was, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments can maintain and support the hair follicles, prolonging their youthfulness, and provide increased hair fullness.

“It’s a great treatment for male pattern baldness and receding hairlines, as commonly seen in men, and thinning hair, which can occur in women and men,” says Dr. Kents.

If you are finding new wrinkles on your forehead, or “frown lines” between your eyebrows, injectable neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport can provide a quick fix that softens wrinkles, and helps you appear more rejuvenated, rested and relaxed.

Dr. Kents says it’s also common for men and women to use injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. These fillers maintain facial volume, lift wrinkles, augment features such as lips or cheeks, and soften scars.

“These injectable treatments have been used for over 20 years with great success, often in combination, and are incredibly safe,” says Dr. Kents. “We always respect our clients’ natural facial features and their preferences. Treatments will not feminize masculine features, or masculinize feminine features, unless that is the goal of the client.”

While injectable treatments are commonly used to combat aging, microneedling is growing in popularity, as well. Microneedling triggers collagen production, which reduces the appearance of scars and fine lines.

If you’re noticing unwanted blood vessels, brown spots, or unsightly hair growing where it shouldn’t be, these can be reduced or removed through laser treatments.

“Laser treatments are quick and easy, with no down time, and minimal discomfort.”

At MAOM, Dr. Kents has seen more men seeking treatments. “We want you to feel comfortable, regardless of your gender. We’ve been able to achieve excellent results for our clients.”

As a physician-directed clinic, MAOM is able to diagnose dermatological conditions and offer tailored treatments with safety and reliability.

“We’re in your corner,” says Dr. Kents. “With the right treatments, we can battle your aging concerns together.”

TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN

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