Men’s skincare has changed in recent years in order to meet the demands of more men showing concern about their skin than previous generations have. For many, gone are the days of low-maintenance skin care – i.e. no more than a daily wash and shave.
Men’s skin deserves better treatment, yet many dermatologists and skin care centers seem to focus only on women. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, men’s skincare has been refined from our years of experience helping men with both medical and cosmetic skin care issues.
In general, men’s skin is somewhat different than women’s skin, so what is effective for women is not always effective for men, at least, not without modifications.
Men’s skin is naturally thicker and has more collagen and elastic fibers than a woman’s; therefore, it ages more slowly. However, men are more susceptible to sun damage. The reason for this is partly due to the lack of sunscreen and make up used by men as compared to women. For example, men develop fine lines and wrinkles more readily and are nearly 50 percent more likely to develop all forms of skin cancer, especially the more severe form of skin cancer: melanoma.
Accordingly, a skincare plan for men must meet his unique needs, especially if the goal is simply to look younger and more virile. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we design procedures and treatments just for men that provide youthful and natural-looking results.
Laser Treatment for Skin
Laser treatments are popular for addressing various male skin issues:
- Correcting superficial lines and wrinkles
- Reducing scars (acne, injury, surgery)
- Repairing sun damage
- Smoothing rough skin texture
- Clearing away facial veins, redness, or rosacea
- Firming up lax skin
Popular areas of the body that are safely and effectively treated at our cosmetic and medical dermatology practice include the face, neck, back, and chest.
Skin Resurfacing for a Rejuvenated Appearance
Non-ablative fractionated laser procedures have become very popular with men in recent years because they safely improve skin tone and texture by doing the following:
- Shrinking large pores
- Reducing brown spots and freckles
- Fading the appearance of scars
- Refreshing skin tone and overall appearance
Body Contouring with Liposuction
Liposuction is a popular choice among men to help contour their bodies more precisely while still achieving results that don’t look like the pI wasn’atient has had work done. Common areas for fat reduction include the abdomen, love handles, lower back, neck, and under the chin. However, it is a not a solution for a beer belly.
Men who suffer from gynecomastia, or man boobs, can also benefit from liposuction, especially when combined with a radiofrequency skin tightening treatment such as ThermiTight, to achieve a more defined chest.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring with CoolSculpting
The fat-freezing process of CoolSculpting is an excellent non-surgical procedure that is often used differently for men than it is for women. Since men tend to carry fat in more localized areas than women do, CoolSculpting is often a simple procedure and experience for men. For men with gynecomastia due to excess fat and not to a glandular condition, a fat freezing treatment is effective.
Abs and love handles are two other areas that CoolSculpting effectively addresses. A one-hour session can shrink excess fat from these areas for a desirable body contour. Best of all CoolSculpting is a non-invasive method for achieving a more svelte figure without anyone knowing that you have had work done. We often combine it with the Vanquish procedure for a deeper removal of fat to enhance results.
Botox for Men
This safe, effective neuromodulator is one of the most popular choices for men today because of its versatility. Botox is indicated for wrinkles and fine lines on the upper half of the face, such as the forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. When injected by a skilled dermatologist, the results are subtle and natural-looking – no need to worry about that plastic appearance!
Botox is also effective for addressing hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, as well as reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches.
Learn more about this treatment by visiting BotoxCosmetic.com.
Dermal Facial Fillers
Men are more aware of, and more concerned with, loss of facial volume and wrinkle formation in the lower part of the face than ever before. While a modicum of wrinkles and volume loss can demonstrate that desired balance between looking distinguished and youthful, keeping the balance is difficult.
For lost volume in the temples or cheeks, men are turning to dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane or biostimulatory solutions like Sculptra. For wrinkles, folds, and deep lines around the mouth, nose, and chin, dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm can provide a natural-looking smoothing and plumping effect.
It is important to note that injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and neuromodulators are only as effective as the skill and technique used to treat a patient’s cosmetic or medical concerns. At CLDerm, our board-certified dermatologists are expert injectors who have extensive training and experience with various types of injectables.
Treatment for Vein Conditions
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is proud to be an industry leader in treating problem veins on the face or legs, thanks to founder Dr. Mitchel Goldman’s documented expertise and pioneering research in vein therapy. Men who wish to reduce varicose veins or smaller spider veins on their face or legs can choose from a variety of laser procedures, some of which Dr. Goldman and his team have helped develop:
- CTEV (Intravascular Laser)
- Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
- Pulsed Dye Lasers (PDL)
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Each laser therapy is safe and effective for consistent and usually permanent erasure of unsightly veins.
Sclerotherapy is another vein treatment option that Dr. Goldman is particularly skilled at administering; it is more commonly used for varicose veins, but it can be effective on smaller facial veins, as well. Dr. Goldman has published numerous textbooks and medical articles on both laser vein treatments and sclerotherapy. He also regularly conducts lectures on treatments for vascular conditions for dermatologists and other skin care professionals.
Help Your Skin – Men’s Skin Care at Home
Keeping a daily maintenance routine doesn’t have to be overly-complicated. It starts with protecting your skin from the sun by applying SPF 30+ sunscreen. Also, examine your skin once or twice a month for unusual changes.
Here are several other tips that we suggest:
- Wash your face with oil-free soaps
- Wash your face after exercising
- Use moisturizing creams with antioxidants and pigment minimizing agents day and night
- Shave with, not against, hair growth with moisturizing shave cream
Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today
Men’s skin care continues to evolve at a fast rate, so to learn more, please contact the cosmetic and medical dermatology experts in San Diego at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to schedule a custom consultation.
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