It may seem that mostly women are looking for ways to fight the aging process and find solutions to the effects that time and the environment have on the skin, but that is not the case. Over the past 15 years, the number of men looking for those very same solutions has more than doubled.
While simple procedures like Botox are often the most popular, there are other procedures that men are opting for more and more these days. This is not all that surprising, as societal pressure to maintain a youthful appearance doesn’t just affect women.
A quick glance through men’s magazines show just as many advertisements of impossible bodies, lineless faces, flawless hairlines, and other idealized looks. Men are feeling the push now more than ever, especially as baby boomers and Gen Xers are hitting those decades where they start to miss that youthful look. At Dermatology Associates, P.C., we can help.
In 2012 alone, men accounted for 10 percent of total cosmetic procedures. While that may seem like a small number, it’s actually representative of a consistent rise — a more than 100 percent increase in just over a decade. We offer a number of procedures for our male clients. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular ones.
Botox: This popular intramuscular injection is quick, convenient, and shows long-lasting results. The injections take less time than the average lunch hour and can be done right in our office. The most common problem areas men look to improve the appearance of with Botox are crow’s feet and similar dynamic wrinkles under and around the eyes, moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, deep forehead wrinkles, and an overly squared shaped jaw.
Sublative Treatment for Acne Scars: This radiofrequency wave-based technology uses “gentle energy currents” to treat a wide variety of skin concerns — including loose, lax skin, acne and blemish scars, rough or irregular skin texture; and sun damage. For men who suffered from acne and have the scars and blemishes to prove it, this entirely non-invasive/non-surgical treatment offers impressive results, all in less than one hour with minimal downtime. Sublative is safe for all skin types.
VBeam Laser: For men who have visible veins, broken blood vessels, and redness on the face from rosacea or other causes, this laser treatment may be the answer. It is a pulsed dye laser that specifically targets the blood vessels, heating them until they collapse. There is little to no discomfort, thanks to a cooling spray that is used in conjunction with the laser. It is safe, effective, and has minimal side effects and downtime.
Chemical peels offer an effective way to achieve overall skin rejuvenation and deal with common skin issues, including wrinkles, lines, and rough texture. SkinMedica peels can treat problems ranging from mild to severe, depending on the peel used and the number of treatments scheduled.
Laser Hair Removal: Excessive body hair is a problem that concerns many men, particularly when it comes to areas like the back and shoulders. Laser hair removal offers a safe and possible permanent solution, with repeated treatment. This precise hair removal treatment directly targets the hair follicle and leaves the surrounding skin alone. The procedure length depends on the size of the treatment area, but is reasonably quick. Due to varying growth rates of hair, repeated sessions are recommended for optimal, long lasting results.
It’s clear that men want a trustworthy place that can help them regain their youthful, fresh, and overall healthy appearance. Non-invasive procedures tend to be very popular. The idea of a “lunchtime” fix without noticeable downtime is tempting, as minimizing time away from the office is important when considering treatment options.
Call Dermatology Associates, P.C. today to make a consultation appointment. We are here to answer your questions about the best treatment options for men.