Men have just as many hang-ups about their appearance as women do, but are typically less likely to seek the advice from a skin care specialist for cosmetic issues related to anti-aging. Whether you’re a “man’s man” who is tired of looking in the mirror and seeing lines and wrinkles or you’re just interested in the basics of a good men’s skin care routine,  then this article’s for you.  Here, we will highlight numerous skin care options for men who want to look younger, even if they won’t admit it to their friends.

Unique Needs of Men’s Facial Skin

Men’s facial skin differs in a number of unique ways from women’s skin. Because of this, men have differing requirements when it comes to skin care.

  1. Larger Pore Size: Your skin likely has larger pores, which leads to the creation of more sweat than women. This increases the likelihood of clogged pores, which can lead to more frequent breakouts.
  2. Strong Facial Features: Bone structure is generally stronger as well, which means your anti-aging needs differ and require a unique application of anti-aging treatments that don’t soften or feminize your face.
  3. Sun Exposure: If you have a shorter hairstyle or simply work outside on a regular basis, ultraviolet rays will reach your skin more prominently. These rays lead to premature aging. Sunscreen is a MUST!
  4. Less Facial Volume: Men also have less subcutaneous fat, causing skin to sink instead of wrinkle. Adding more volume to the face can help turn back the clock.

Recommended Anti Aging Skin Care for Men

One of the best natural ways to boost the anti-aging properties of your skin is to apply light moisturizer to keep the skin moist, clean, and smooth. Sunscreen should also always be used.

But what do you do when sunscreen and moisturizer isn’t enough?

If you treat your skin well, it will treat you well in return. Younger-looking skin boosts confidence and self-esteem, and has even been found to improve career aspirations. In cases where your skin is already aging prematurely, numerous treatments can make your skin appear more youthful. Though women usually want to eliminate lines and wrinkles, men mostly aim to soften the appearance of aging.  

Eye and Brow Rejuvenation Treatments

Men's Dysport Treatment Before and After at Skin by Lovely Los Angeles
Dysport before & after. Individual results may vary. Click to enlarge.

Do you look tired all the time? Do you see signs of advanced aging around your eyes?  With eye and brow rejuvenation treatments, several procedures are provided to the upper portion of your face around your eyes. This area of the face is most commonly the first to display signs of aging. Several cosmetic procedures work in tandem to restore the youthful glow of your skin. A non-surgical brow lift and eye rejuvenation can drastically improve the appearance around your eyes, forehead, and brow.  

To soften crow’s feet lines at the corners of the eyes , one of our licensed Injection Specialists can administer Botox as a temporary, non-surgical alternative to eye rejuvenation and brow lift surgery.  Botox, and popular Botox alternatives like Dysport and Xeomin can also be used to gently lift the brows so the patient looks more awake and alert.

If you have bags or dark circles under your eyes, we can also administer dermal fillers like Restylane or Belotero to smooth out and restore volume in the area.  This will provide you with a more awake, alert and youthful appearance.

Liquid Facelift

Restylane Contour before and after men at Skin by Lovely Portland, Oregon
Cheek enhancement with Restylane Contour. Individual results may vary. Click to enlarge.

A liquid facelift is another common procedure that delicately lifts and volumizes the face.  If your facial skin is wrinkled, hollow or drooping, this can really help with making the skin firmer and younger in appearance. This type of “facelift” is less invasive than cosmetic surgery as it simply injects wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers into your skin. This boosts the elasticity of your skin and helps eliminate lines and wrinkles. Fillers like Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm are just a few of the top dermal fillers used with this treatment combined with wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin to smooth lines in the forehead, crow’s feet and between the brows.

Non-Surgical Neck Lift

If you’re dealing with wrinkles and crepey skin in the neck, you may have considered a neck lift surgery to remove any fat or excess skin that’s situated around the jaw.  But surgery isn’t for everyone.  The good news is that we have non-surgical options here at Skin by Lovely. Called the Nefertiti Lift, our non-surgical neck lift uses Botox to tighten the neck muscles for a more youthful look.  Combined with good skin care, like Revision Nectifirm, and a Kybella non-surgical double chin reduction treatment, your neck can look younger year-round.

Aging Appearance Due to Hollow Temples and Available Solutions

Male's before and after under-eye rejuvenation at Skin by Lovely Santa Monica
Dysport before & after. Individual results may vary. Click to enlarge.

You may think it’s the lines and wrinkles making you look older, but there’s one area of the face that can dramatically age you and is often overlooked when searching for anti-aging treatments for men. Look in the mirror and focus on your temples.  Do they look hollow or sunken?  Facial fillers are wonderful treatments for this problem area and can perform anti-aging miracles for your facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm can renew the contour and shape of your sunken temples and make you look years younger.

Anti Aging Skin Care for Men in Portland, Oregon and Santa Monica, CA

If you’re searching for a men’s skin care solution that’s right for you, contact us at Skin by Lovely in Lake Oswego, OR, Santa Monica, CA, or Portland, OR, for a consultation or additional information. Our providers are led by Lovely Laban, a Nurse Practitioner who is Nationally Certified in Gerontology–the science of aging. With this unique aesthetic focus, our team of skin care experts and Injection Specialists have the skills, training and expertise in facial aging for both men and women and can provide you with the natural-looking youthful appearance that you desire.

We look forward to meeting you soon!