First and foremost, it is essential to recognise that men’s skin differs to that of females.
- Men’s facial skin is exposed to daily shaving, which can cause problems such as redness and sensitivity. That’s why men’s skincare products are adapted to suit men’s skincare needs, calming and moisturising the skin after shaving. Even so, lines and wrinkles are one of the most common complaints for men over the age of 35, especially for those who have been exposed to excess sun through sport, lifestyle or holidays.
- Another major issue faced by men is that of hair loss. 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35 and half by the age of 50. This is an issue which affects self-esteem as well as physical appearance.
- A third issue where men differ is that of sweating. Men actually do sweat more than women, even when you take body size into account. This can cause problems when stains and damp patches appear on clothing.
- The accumulation of fat cells works differently for men too. Where women experience fatty deposits on the hips and thighs, men tend to struggle more with the abdominal area. Men may also see the embarrassing development of ‘man boobs’ or a double chin.
Top Aesthetic Treatments for Men
Modern aesthetic medicine offers a series of options for improving these common concerns. As awareness of the options increases, more and more men are choosing to undertake procedures. The most popular options include:
- Lines and wrinkles – treated with anti-wrinkle injections, which work to soften the harshness of lines by relaxing the fine dynamic facial muscle movement. Deeper lines such as those running from the nose to mouth may be smoothed out using dermal fillers to replenish lost volume. The key in male facial rejuvenation is to respect the maleness of the face.
- Hair Loss – a hair transplant is not the only option for tackling hair loss. Hair loss can be slowed and improved using non-surgical techniques to boost the health of the scalp. A new option on the scene is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. This releases healing agents from the patient’s own refined plasma back into the scalp. Mesotherapy is another option to consider. This stimulates the hair follicles activity.
- Excessive Sweating – hyperhidrosis can be very embarrassing and difficult for the sufferer, especially in stressful or hot environments. Hyperhidrosis injections are now a very popular option among professional males, as they are very effective in literally drying up the sweat for months at a time.
- Fat Busting – diet and exercise are still the best combination for dealing with weight issues. However, where good lifestyle habits fail to shift stubborn pockets of fat, there are treatments which can help. Aqualyx injections break down localised areas of fat and are good for smaller areas such as the chin. For larger areas like the abdomen, consider I-Lipo non-surgical liposuction which uses laser to stimulate the body to break down and expel excess fatty build up.
There are a host of other skin conditions that might affect men – for example, acne, acne scarring or thread veins.
The good news is that modern aesthetic medicine has options to improve the health and appearance of the skin. The key is to seek professional advice and not suffer in silence.
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