A Guide to Looking Great

Always Looking Our Best

The internet has become the primary mode of communicating who we are. Even pre-pandemic, it reached such dominance that nearly every professional has a presence on the web. On any given business’ website there is a tab highlighting “Our Team,” linking to bio’s and smiling head shots, with everyone trying to look their best. And now with ubiquitous video and webcam meetings, we are all examining our screen images with increased scrutiny. Projecting an attractive and healthy image unquestionably has advantages in the workplace. Men are increasingly recognizing this phenomenon and seeking facial rejuvenation procedures to improve appearance.

Facial Injections and Fillers

Our male patients want significant and totally natural results with minimal downtime – and injections can fit that criteria. This may be why cosmetic injections in men have increased by about 80% in the last 10 years. Men gravitate to injectables like Botox which work effectively but subtly to relax frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. Fillers have a role in softening the deep, etched lines of facial expressions.

Treatment Designed for Men

Facial rejuvenation using injections is not a one-size, or one-gender, fits-all process, however. I like to tailor treatments to address individual goals and anatomic structure. To achieve a natural look for a man, for instance, our approach to the patient may be entirely different than it is for a woman. With men, restoring a prominent jaw and chin line can be vital. Men’s eyebrows shouldn’t be overly arched, which can be feminizing. Likewise, men’s facial muscles may be larger in mass than women’s, requiring higher dosages.

Laser Treatments for Rejuvenation

Years of sun exposure can leave the face looking rough, wrinkled and with irregular pigmentation. Laser Skin Resurfacing generates entirely new skin and improved photodamage. Vascular lasers reduce blood vessels and even out a ruddy complexion better than any other treatment. An occasional side effect of some laser surgery is mild bruising, which is temporary and easily hidden with tinted sunscreen. We can also reduce the laser’s power, increase the number of treatments and minimize the side effects.

What is Microneedling?

RadioFrequency (RF) Microneedling results in dramatic skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and improvement of acne scars. Patients experience a sunburn-like redness but can return to work the next day, making this an ideal procedure for a busy professional. RF microneedling delivers energy into the skin with minute sterile needles, stimulating the natural growth of collagen and elastin. After three treatments spaced about a month apart, the jaw line becomes more defined and skin texture dramatically improved. A less tired look and vibrant healthy skin can be achieved without a lot of downtime.

How Dermatologists Can Help

While women have more frequently sought age reversing skin treatments, men are rapidly closing that gap. For both men and woman, we listen to our patients, understand their goals and work with their unique features to create a treatment plan that can help them look their best, most natural self. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your facial rejuvenation treatment options.