Women are not the only ones seeking to improve their appearance; many men also desire a glowing and healthy look. There are numerous non-surgical treatments that men may seek to achieve that result. Some of the treatments involve facial procedures that can help improve the tone, texture, and glow of the skin. Two of the most popular options include injectable fillers and laser resurfacing.
Fillers are a great, quick option for men who want to look and feel younger without the downtime of surgery. Fillers do not hinder an individual’s lifestyle and are not obvious to others. The procedure is quick and non-invasive, taking place in the doctor’s office. A fine needle is used to inject the filler into specific areas where volume is desired. There is minimal pain involved and a regular routine can be resumed the same day. The type of filler that is right for each person can be determined with the assistance of a doctor during a consultation. Treatment options and goals are important to discuss during the consultation. Juvederm and Restylane are two popular fillers which can easily be administered by a qualified dermatologist or surgeon.
Juvederm is a gel filler comprised of hyaluronic acid that has been approved by the FDA. This filler can smooth lines and wrinkles in the face, help plump the lips, and contour the cheeks. Juvederm is great for addressing aging concerns and restoring a more youthful appearance. It can be used to reduce lines near the brow and forehead, improve acne scars, and fill in laugh lines and lift the corners of the mouth. These easy changes can create a refreshed look on any male. Many men also seek a more prominent jaw line which Juvederm can provide them. Juvederm comes in different formulas which can influence the duration of results but generally the filler can last up to twelve months. This nonsurgical procedure can be completed in one office visit and can have minor side effects of swelling, bruising, and bumps after the injection.
Another option for men who seek a rejuvenated appearance is Restylane. Restylane is similar to Juvederm, and is a stabilized hyaluronic acid which restores volume to the skin in the areas that it is injected. This filler is made to act like the hyaluronic acid that is naturally found in the body. Restylane can also stimulate the body to create more collagen which can provide even longer lasting results in the area in which it is injected. Numerous areas on the face can be treated with Restylane including the temples, cheeks, marionette lines, laugh lines, corners of the mouth, and nasal area. Results may last up to six to eight months.
Another way to improve the skin and restore a more youthful appearance is with the use of laser treatments. There are many kinds of treatments available that do not make men appear that they had a procedure done, but do brighten and improve the skin over the course of the treatments. Laser treatments can tighten the skin, reduce acne scars, improve wrinkles, improve skin brightness and texture, and resurface the skin. Improving these aspects of the face can greatly increase confidence. Laser treatments can not only be used on the face, but other areas of the body as well.
A recommended laser treatment for men is eMatrix. eMatrix utilizes radiofrequency energy to resurface and tighten the skin in a non-invasive way. This method has been FDA approved and creates subtle results which are perfect for men. The tissues in the skin are heated with the radiofrequency which can spark the rejuvenation and formation of collagen and elasticity in the skin. Since the top layer is bypassed by the laser, the top layer of skin is not affected in any way and remains unharmed. In various other forms of laser resurfacing, the top surface layer of the skin may peel or have other side effects. The duration of eMatrix treatment is minimal and it does not cause extreme discomfort. The best candidates for this treatment are those with realistic results. The results will be observed over the course of three to six months, and will improve with each session. Since no visible side effects occur, this treatment is a great option for many men.
There are numerous non-surgical treatment options for men, and they can often become overwhelming. Consulting with Dr. Diane Walder can help eliminate the stress and confusion of how to improve your skin. Contact dermatology experts Drs. Diane Walder and Stacy Chimento for a consultation at 305-866-2177 today.