According to the survey results of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) 2007 Procedural Data, sclerotherapy, the standard treatment for spider and varicose veins, is the second most aesthetic procedure performed by men. In the past 5 years, sclerotherapy has seen a 226.3% increase by males.

On the opposite end, males have strayed away from hair transplants, according to the report. Cost is likely to be a cause of this decline. Over 5 years, the price of hair transplants has increased by $1,296, and sclerotherapy has decreased by $103.

"Cosmetic surgeons have experienced a boost of males wishing to receive sclerotherapy," says Dee Anna Glaser, MD, an AACS trustee from St. Louis. "Now, there are notably fewer stigmas associated with men receiving this procedure."

[Source: Medical News Today, March 14, 2008]