Much has been documented about the impact of lockdown on women, from stress induced aged complexions to sudden spikes in self-consciousness, but a new study has found that these effects are not exclusive to women alone.
According to a new body of research by cosmetic treatment specialists Uvence, a huge proportion of men believe they have aged more during lockdown than any other time in their lives. The study of 1,000 British men found 11 percent feel that they look at least five years older as a result of the stress and anxiety brought on by pressures of lockdown and the pandemic, while 29 percent reported visible signs of stress and premature ageing, particularly around the eyes.
As a result, many are turning to cosmetic procedures in a bid to reverse the damage. Uvence reports that almost two million men across the country are considering treatments, though many are after subtle results and non-invasive procedures that avoid the use of synthetic substances.
Leading aesthetic consultant Dr Olivier Amar says, “It’s shocking to see just how seriously the consequences of the pandemic have impacted the health, wellbeing and vitality of millions of men in Britain. I personally have seen a huge increase in people not only signing up for cosmetic procedures in recent weeks, but also men who have never even considered getting a treatment before getting in touch to organise consultations to learn more about their options.
“It is clear to me and my peers in the cosmetic and aesthetic medicine industry that there is now a widespread demand for treatments that can help men to revitalise their skin and combat premature ageing.”
Dr Amar aims to meet this demand, and the interest in non-invasive or synthetic treatments, through a new procedure which claims to answer the call for all-natural skincare solutions. Along with cosmetics business leader Reece Tomlinson, Dr Amar has pioneered the Uvence treatment which works by purifying a patient’s own fat cells to create 100 percent natural and personalised injectables that are an entirely natural, fast-acting and long-lasting solution to tackling and reviving ageing skin.
Offering a natural alternative to persistently popular Botox, fillers and non-surgical tweakments, the new procedure combines micro-fat extraction, purification and cryogenic preservation to actively rejuvenate the complexion. Once a small quantity of a patient’s fat is extracted and purified to make “Super Enriched Tissue”, this newly formed all-natural substance can then be injected anywhere in the body to visibly revive, smooth and soften skin. It is this use of the body’s self-repair mechanism (our own purified live cells), that enables the treatment to reset the ageing process and eliminate the possibility of rejection or botched results, which may ensue with other injectables.
As well as results lasting for several months, the procedure provides a long-term solution to great skin as the “Super Enriched Tissue” created can be cryo-preserved, meaning patients can benefit from multiple injections to boost their skin over the course of several years.
Dr Amar adds: “The Uvence offering allows access to regenerative and personalised treatments and is the biggest advancement in the field for nearly 15 years. In terms of accessibility and convenience this has never been seen before, the cryopreservation capability allows plastic and cosmetic surgeons alike to provide this treatment on a consistent basis to their patients without the need for synthetic, foreign substances or invasive treatments”.