Gone are the days where it is only women that seek cosmetic intervention!
Even up until 5-10 years ago, most men would not seek cosmetic procedures or treatments. There seemed to be taboo or stigma associated with men seeking cosmetic intervention or to even maintain their skin with skincare products and treatments. Most men would not even disclose to their friends and family if they did take care of their skin.
The view on the matter seemed to be that; men are macho and therefore a rough and aged look to the skin is masculine.
There is a new wave of modern aged men, often called metrosexuals that take pride in their appearance; wanting their skin to be clear, congestion free, radiant and healthy looking.
Many skincare companies have jumped on this wave of “modern aged men” and have developed skincare ranges exclusively for men. Men’s skin tends to be thicker than women’s; making their skin more resilient to external factors and the ageing process. Even though many men age more successfully than women, their skin is still not concern or issue free.
Common concerns men find with their skin and body!
Even though men’s skin is considered to be more resilient than women’s, they can still develop concerns and conditions. Some of the most popular concerns that effect men include:
- Ingrown hairs
- Rough surface texture to the skin
- Shavers rash
- Dryness/dehydrated skin
- Spider veins on the face
- Pigmented areas on the skin from lack of sun protection
- Enlarged pores
- Oily skin
- Acne scarring
- Wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes
- Stubborn fat around the chin
- Excess hair on the back and chest
- Stretchmarks from weight loss, weight gain and growth spurts
- Stubborn areas of fat on the upper stomach and muffin tops
- Prominent or malformed blood vessels and veins
- Excessive sweating
- Jaw clenching
- Teeth grinding
- Prominent jaws
What cosmetic procedures and treatments for men are available?
Most cosmetic procedures are unisex and can be carried out on both genders. Cosmetic procedures and treatments for men that will help reduce the appearance of common concerns are listed below.
To treat the texture of the skin, acne, congestion, oiliness, dryness, dehydration, pigmentation, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles we offer:
Chemical peels. There are different types of peels; the type of chemical and the intensity being the main difference. People that have deeper routed pigmentation, acne/blemishes, deep lines and wrinkles will tend to need the higher intensity peels because the peel needs to penetrate and work on deeper layers of skin. People that wish to improve skin clarity, hydration, lifeless skin and superficial pigmentation would have a lower intensity peel because it only needs to treat the superficial layers of the skin.
Skin needling / Dermaroller is a devise that contains tiny thin needles; penetrating into the dermis of your skin and treating deeper routed concerns. The devise is combined with a specialist serum for your concern; the combination allows the serum to reach and treat the route of your concern, making the treatment more effective. This treatment is great for people 25+ and one course can last up to 5 years, making it a great maintenance treatment as well. This treatment will help reduce the appearance of scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
To treat excessive sweating, overactive muscles, headaches and areas of the face that have slackened, lost volume and developed wrinkles we offer:
Botox is one of the most well-known facial rejuvenation treatments in the cosmetic industry, with over 20 years’ experience. The solution is injected into the desired area to reduce and smooth the wrinkle; lasting on average of 3 months depending on the individual and the quantity used. We use pure Botox in our procedures, to treat fine lines and wrinkles associated with ageing, excessive sweating, prominent jaws, headaches, grinding teeth and jaw clenching.
Dermal fillers are also very well known within the cosmetic industry, also with over 20 years’ experience. Fillers are frequently used alongside Botox to add volume and plump any areas that have lost volume. We are able to treat many areas that people have always been unhappy with or that have developed from the ageing process; from deep set wrinkles, lines, permanent sleep lines, low set forehead/brows, lack of volume in the cheeks, the neck and lack of definition or volume in the lips. The procedure lasts on average 9-12 months, depending on the individual and the quantity used.
Are cosmetic procedures and treatments for men painful?
Most non-invasive cosmetic procedures and treatments are considered painless or at the most a sensation that is bearable. For patients that find they have a lower pain threshold we offer a numbing cream, which is applied beforehand to prevent discomfort.
How to maintain the improvements seen from cosmetic procedures and treatments for men!
By seeking cosmetic help for your concerns, it enables you to see the best results relatively quickly that you would not have seen naturally. To ensure the longevity of the results you must maintain your skin at home to prevent the concern worsening or reoccurring. Our aesthetic professionals with give you all the information you need to know in order to maintain your skin once at home.
Below is a list of steps to maintain the improvements seen on your skin, by not following steps or tips the concern will return:
- Apply a lightweight sunscreen to your face, ears, neck and chest when walking and working outside, even in winter months as the sun is still intense. Apply sunscreen to the remainder of the body if it is exposed. This will prevent fine lines and wrinkles from worsening and pigmentation from developing and reappearing.
- There will be particular key products recommended that will help keep oiliness, acne/blemishes, congestion, pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, dryness and dehydration at bay. By applying this product or products to the skin it will prevent the concern developing and worsening once again.
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after treatment for stubborn fat will help you to see enhanced, quicker results and longevity of the results.