Male Spa Treatments
Aesthetic procedures for men have increased tremendously in recent years as male patients take a more active interest in their appearance. As men increasingly try to look their best, cosmetic services can boost self-esteem and help men feel more comfortable in their own skin. Read below to learn about some of the most common rejuvenation options for men.
BOTOX® AND DYSPORT®
A growing number of men have turned to BOTOX® and Dysport® to confront facial lines and wrinkles. Today, men comprise about 6% of all BOTOX® patients. Both BOTOX® and Dysport® treat lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing over-active facial muscles. The most common male treatment areas are the forehead creases, frown lines and crow’s feet. Men particularly benefit from BOTOX® and Dysport™ as a means to improve the skin’s appearance without looking cosmetically obvious. Therefore, physicians using BOTOX® and Dysport® generally aim for subtle improvements that are not overly feminizing. In addition, these procedures are quick and minimally invasive, with almost no downtime. As male facial muscles sometimes require more injections than female muscles, it’s especially important for men to find an experienced injector who is sensitive to men’s distinctive anatomical characteristics.
As one of the most popular skincare treatments, men can undergo chemical peels to address a wide variety of cosmetic complaints. Men with significant sun damage may find chemical peels particularly beneficial, as well as men looking to treat rough skin, acne scars, and fine lines. Following treatment, male patients should keep in mind that affected skin will look similar to a severe sunburn, with redness and peeling lasting for a few days after the peel.
Injectable fillers can enhance the male profile and restore the face’s more youthful characteristics. Many men are particularly interested in fixing the nasoloabial folds; the crease that runs from the nose to the mouth. Filler to this area and others can shed years off the male face. In addition, chin augmentation with injectable fillers can add definition to the neck and chin, as well as improve the appearance of other facial features. The treatment’s limited bruising and down time also suit male patients’ needs, helping them redefine masculine characteristics without extensive surgery.
Fraxel Dual Wavelength Laser
Male patients looking to dramatically improve the quality of their skin without invasive surgery should consider Laser Treatment. In particular, CO2 effectively diminishes the appearance of acne scars, a common male cosmetic ailment. As men generally can’t use make-up to cover up facial blemishes or scars, CO2 gives male patients the opportunity to permanently erase bothersome facial imperfections. Men can also use CO2 to combat sun damage or uneven skin tone, both issues particularly relevant to male patients.