Best Skin Treatments For Men
A mini guide about the best skin treatments for men because “handsome” is intentional.
In recent years, men have really started to get in on the medical aesthetics action. There is nothing wrong in wanting to look and feel your best. It is equally healthy for men to take ownership of their skin and appearance.
In this article, we put the spotlight on a few aesthetic treatments popular among the gentlemen – just in case you need an idea on how to get started on looking your best.
Age has a way of creeping up on all of us – men included. There comes a time when you study your reflection and wonder “when did my forehead get so creased?” It is common for men to be concerned with deep forehead creases, furrowed brows, crow’s feet and laugh lines.
The remedy is simple and you are probably aware of it: Brotox. It is essentially Botox and it works by blocking muscle contraction. When the ability of your facial muscle to contract is reduced, your skin appears smoother and more youthful.
Brotox that is strategically injected with the right quantity can preserve some well-earned wrinkles while easing their depth and severity. At Skinscape, it is possible to look refreshed without sacrificing masculinity. Start with a part that really bothers you – say brows or crow’s feet – and see how you naturally look more refreshed a few days post-treatment.
In today’s ageist work environment, looking younger and more alert is an asset to your career. You can definitely benefit from the self-confidence boost and competitive edge that Brotox provides.
Apart from aesthetic uses, Botox is also an effective fix for bruxism (teeth grinding), blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), headaches etc. Typically, the effects of Botox last 3 to 4 months as muscular function gradually returns.
While the ideals of male and female beauty are fluid, there are specific traits most people perceive as masculine or feminine. Fillers can help you achieve a stronger jawline or a squarer chin which can improve your side or frontal profile.
Fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your body. When injected under the skin, fillers will safely lift, volumise and define the targeted area. Results typically last 1 to 2 years, and can be prolonged with maintenance treatments. With an experienced doctor who understands the male facial anatomy, you can definitely inject your way to a more masculine face.
Apart from enhancing facial contours, fillers are a great anti-aging tool. As the years go by, your cheeks may start looking a little hollow and eyes a little sunken. This is due to the loss of facial fat and tissue with age, which causes skin and facial features to sag. Small amounts of fillers injected at the right places just to replace lost volume will refresh your look without looking “done”.
At Skinscape, we believe that a little filler goes a long way. We employ a light-handed approach with fillers that aims to subtly improve your appearance without anyone suspecting anything at all. Best of all, with fillers you will be to enjoy the results instantly post-treatment with almost no downtime.
You can avoid the irritation that comes with repeated shaving or waxing. Simply ditch your razors and turn to laser – specifically our new Clarity long-pulsed laser, the gold standard for hair removal.
When the laser beam hits melanin in hair follicles, it generates a reaction that destroys them. Over several treatments, the hairs grow back increasingly finer, until they cease growing altogether.
Laser is not Intense Pulse Light (IPL), a popular but less effective hair removal treatment. Unlike lasers which emit only one precise wavelength, IPL devices produce a broad spectrum of wavelengths and only some of these are effective for hair removal. IPL also cannot be concentrated into a beam, which means the energy produced is not entirely directed at the target. In order to destroy coarser hair follicles in males, higher energy levels are required for IPL and this increases the risk of burns and other complications.
Simply put, laser technology is safer, better and faster at permanently removing hair than IPL.
Other than facial hair, common areas for male hair removal include armpits, chest and stomach. With laser hair removal, stubborn stubble, uncomfortable regrowth and chafing no longer have to be your pain points.
Medi-Facials are for men too. Arguably, men need medi-facials more than their female counterparts. Men have more facial hair, rougher skin and more active sebum glands – all of which result in oiler skin and clogged pores. Men’s skin is also subject to stress from regular shaving.
Just like routine maintenance for cars or homes, your skin will benefit from regular professional exfoliating and deep-cleansing.
A medi-facial is not just a normal facial. It’s termed “medi-facial” because medical-grade devices, available to medical clinics only, are used during the facial to deliver real results. Our Signature Medi-Facial uses, not just one, but three medical-grade devices to ensure the skin is thoroughly treated and improvements to the skin are noticeable.
Our therapists are trained to expertly and gently work through your pores and skin issues. Together with our in-clinic formulated products, our medi-facial is designed to luxuriously clean, soothe and hydrate your skin. Expect a more refined and smoother appearance post-facial.
Once a month, make a commitment to yourself to better your skin with medical-grade technology and the expert hands of our therapists. It could be the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a while.
Ready to take charge of your own skin? Book a consultation with our doctor.