Male Cosmetic Skincare
Although once entirely dominated by females, the cosmetic skincare industry for men is growing rapidly. And why not? After all Men deserve to look their best and have healthy vibrant skin. With the explosion of less invasive procedures and the decreasing stigmatization associated with male rejuvenation, many more men are having cosmetic dermatology treatments done and loving them.
In general, most men have two major motivations for pursuing cosmetic dermatology procedures:
- Renewed confidence – they want to look more confident at work, for their significant other or for dating and socializing.
- An improved self – they want to be the best versions of their selves, they live a healthy lifestyle, exercise, eat well and want their skin to reflect their vibrance
Most men don’t want to look as young as possible. Instead, they want to look more rested and relaxed, which boosts overall confidence. The good news is that by thoughtfully selecting treatments, double-board certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Swetha Kandula can help men keep their rugged looks while just softening the signs of obvious aging. Because product amount and injection technique differ significantly between the sexes, it is important to consult with a dermatologist who is experienced in treating men. While women don’t want heavy brows from too much botox, men definitely don’t want to accentuate the eyebrow arch, which is feminizing. You’re in deft hands with Dr. Kandula.
If you’re considering a possible cosmetic procedure, first, get a mirror and determine what bothers you most. Is it your forehead lines, squint lines, sagging cheeks, skin tone and texture or something else? Having a good understanding of what bothers you helps Dr. Kandula better tailor a treatment plan for you. Learn more about the four most popular treatments our men request.
Botox and its alternatives, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin (think Coke and Pepsi) are used to soften facial lines, especially those on the forehead, between the eyebrows or at the corners of the eyes. These muscle relaxants are injected just beneath the skin into the muscles and prevent them from flexing. This makes it more difficult to create visible lines when animating, and overtime, etched lines are softened and new lines don’t show up. The nice thing about these procedures is that they aren’t permanent. The movement gradually returns over 3-4 months. Another perk? These procedures aren’t associated with down time. You can walk in and out during a lunch break without anyone knowing. Botox, or commonly referred to as Brotox when referencing men, is a perfect way to enter the male cosmetic arena.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
Thinning hair can affect a man’s self-confidence tremendously, but we now have very natural ways to restore what time and hormonal changes have taken away. Platelet – rich Plasma is a refined product made from your own blood (autologous) and contains therapeutic concentrations of platelets to enhance the healing process. The PRP is injected in to the hair follicles about every half inch or so over the thinning areas, in a short procedure. The activated growth factors stimulate dormant hair follicles to wake up.
Laser Hair Removal
Excess body hair can be embarrassing, and many men aren’t up for waxing or man-scaping. Laser hair removal is an excellent way to decrease hair density and get men beach-ready. The laser hair machine works by targeting the pigment (gives the hair its color), which lives next to specialized cells that actually grow the hair. The pigment absorbs the laser’s energy as heat, which collaterally damages and destroys the hair producing cells. After a series of treatments, you’ll notice significant reduction in hair growth!
Want to smooth lines or add volume to hollow under eyes, dermal fillers may be for you. As we age we lose volume in our face due to a reduction in fat and collagen. Hollow under eyes for example are caused by a combination of deficient fat in the under eye areas and pigmentation. This leads to loss of skin fat, firmness, making skin under the eyes appear thin and wrinkled. Dermal fillers such as the Juvéderm, can help restore volume and create a more youthful bright-eyed apperance.