Traditionally, skin care and anti-aging products have been marketed almost exclusively to women. However, men are increasingly becoming more aware and concerned about their appearance as they age. Most products geared toward women don’t provide effective anti-aging for men. Further, some treatments are designed to emphasize feminine characteristics, but most men want to preserve their masculine traits. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments and products for men today. Learn more about anti-aging for men to discover how to reveal a more youthful you at Skin by Lovely in Portland, OR and Santa Monica, CA.
How Men’s Skin Care and Anti-Aging Differ From Women’s
Male skin tends to be about 25 percent thicker than female skin. The texture tends to be rougher. As a result; serums, creams, and other topical solutions designed for women simply aren’t as effective on male skin.
Men also enjoy the benefit of having higher collagen density in their skin than women prior to middle age. Starting at about age 30, however, about 1 percent of collagen is lost per year. This process accelerates after age 40, which is why many men suddenly start looking so much older. One of the best ways to ward off this phenomenon is by engaging in effective treatments that provide anti-aging for men specifically while you are still young.
Anti-Aging for Men: Top Treatments to Preserve Your Youth Without Looking “Done”
Thanks to today’s treatment methods, targeted anti-aging for men is easier than ever to stay younger-looking beyond your years. Today’s most popular treatments are highly effective without overdoing it, so you don’t have to worry about looking “done.” People may notice that you look refreshed and healthier, but they won’t notice any obvious signs of treatment. Here are some examples of anti-aging treatments that can make a huge difference.
Brotox: BOTOX for Men and BOTOX Lite
For years, BOTOX has been the go-to solution for reducing the signs of aging. From crow’s feet to forehead lines, this injectable toxin works by relaxing the underlying muscle, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Men are typically concerned with frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet, and BOTOX handles these issues well. A word of caution: When used to treat bruxism (teeth grinding) it may make the jawline narrower, which can produce a feminine look. In fact, improper placement of BOTOX by inexperienced providers who are used to treating women’s facial lines is the #1 cause for men being unhappy with their results. Injection placement and the amount of BOTOX used are different for men and women, so it’s important to see an experienced injector.
Temple Rejuvenation With Fillers
One thing that tends to age men prematurely is when the temples become sunken, which occurs due to the inevitable age-related collagen loss. This issue is exacerbated in men who have receding hairlines. Dermal fillers like Sculptra, Juvederm, and Restylane may all be used to correct this issue. When administered properly, they add volume to the affected area, evening it out and producing a more balanced and youthful appearance.
Anti-Aging for Men With Facial Fillers
In addition to temple rejuvenation, men frequently turn to dermal fillers to address issues like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. It is crucial to work with a skilled aesthetic injection specialist for this type of work as a professional knows which type of filler will most effectively address any given issue. Many fillers can be contoured after being injected, which helps to ensure natural-looking results.
Chemical Peels for Men
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For situations where there are more superficial, surface-level issues going on with the skin, chemical peels can make a tremendous difference. Peels can help minimize the appearance of fine lines, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Acne or frequent breakouts can also be corrected using peels.
Microneedling Treatments for Men
What if your skin just doesn’t look healthy? Often, this happens to men because their skin isn’t getting the nutrients that it needs. Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, is an excellent solution. The skin is repeatedly punctured by very tiny needles, which opens up channels in the skin. This triggers the skin’s natural healing process, producing skin that is new, fresh and invigorated. This is also a great option for men who aren’t ready to try laser resurfacing or have facial scars they want to fade.
See the Facial Rejuvenation Experts at Skin by Lovely
If you are ready to discover what professional anti-aging for men treatments and products can provide you, Skin by Lovely is ready to help. Founded by Lovely Laban, who has a master’s level education in gerontology and aging, our two locations in Portland, OR, and Santa Monica, CA, offer an array of effective facial rejuvenation treatments and products. Check out some before and after photos to see what we can do and schedule a consultation with our experienced staff today.