Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of men seeking facial rejuvenation. Men have discovered, like women, that there are economic and social benefits that result from looking your best. Men often find it hard to ask about cosmetic procedures. For that reason, in this newsletter, we will review some of the most commonly utilized non-surgical cosmetic procedures that are appropriate for men.
Laser resurfacing, using the new Fraxel laser, is ideal for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and uneven pigmentation. Fraxel laser resurfacing is generally done as a series of five treatments given at monthly intervals. This treatment results in fresher, brighter, and healthier looking skin. Men can minimize any concerns they may have about the pink colored skin that lasts for a few days after Fraxel laser treatment by having their procedures done on a Friday afternoon. By Monday morning, their skin should be just about back to normal.
The dermal fillers discussed earlier in the newsletter are also ideal for men. Men often have heavier skin and deeper folds than women. For this reason, Radiesse is often an ideal filler for use in men, and has the advantage that it lasts for a year. Dermal fillers work well in men and restore a more youthful facial appearance.
Thermage is the ideal procedure for men with early signs of aging and mild facial skin laxity. The Thermage procedure tightens existing collagen and stimulates production of new collagen to give tighter and more youthful appearing skin. The procedure takes 90 minutes and has zero downtime. A man who wishes can return to his office immediately after a Thermage procedure and resume his professional activities.
Botox for Men
Botox has become the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure for men. Men most commonly use Botox to treat their forehead lines and the frown lines between the eyes. When these lines are deep, they can make a man appear angry even when he is not. By softening these lines with Botox, men make themselves appear more relaxed and approachable. Many men view this change as a valuable career investment.
Treatment of Ingrown Hairs
Pseudofolliculitis barbae is the medical term for persistent inflammation caused by shaving. It is common on the male face, and can lead to facial scarring over time. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is easy to treat with a series of laser hair removal treatments.
The Man’s Facial
One of the most relaxing gifts a man can receive is a one hour facial delivered by one of our professional aestheticians. A man’s facial addresses the unique skin needs of men. The facial is designed to sooth razor burns and prevent ingrown hairs, and results in skin that looks healthy, glowing, and vibrant. Ladies might consider a facial as a gift to a man who would otherwise not schedule a facial for himself.
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