A solid skin care routine should be a staple for every man. By taking care of your skin, you can look healthier and slow down signs of aging. And to take your skin game to the next level, go see your cosmetic dermatology provider for in-office treatments. Here are some of the most popular skin care treatments for men.
If you’re dealing with skin issues connected to clogged pores or uneven skin texture, your dermatologist may recommend microdermabrasion. During this procedure, the doctor will use a crystal-emitting or diamond-tip handpiece to gently exfoliate and suction off dead skin cells.
The procedure generally takes about an hour and results in a smoother skin texture. Your dermatologist may perform microdermabrasion for acne, acne scars, mild discoloration, sun damage, and fine lines, among other skin issues.
This treatment is another way to brighten and smooth out the skin. During a chemical peel, your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution to the face. They leave the solution on the skin for a specific period of time before neutralizing and washing it off. This solution removes the top layer of the skin, so you may experience flaking following treatment. Since there are several types of chemical peels, talk to your dermatologist about which is best for your skin needs.
If you’re experiencing a skin condition like psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo, light therapy might be right for you. This treatment uses narrowband UVB light treatment to slow down the growth of skin cells and changes in skin pigment. These skin conditions can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but regular light therapy sessions may provide some relief from symptoms. Your dermatologist will advise how often to come in and recommend at-home care as well.
Whether you have leftover acne scars from your teenage years or are concerned about wrinkles, laser therapy is a great option. This treatment can give men a smoother complexion -- and more confidence. High frequency lasers can eliminate acne-causing bacteria in the skin. Lower frequency lasers help with skin resurfacing, smoothing out wrinkles and fading acne scars. Much like light therapy, laser treatment for acne scars and other skin issues may take several sessions to yield results.
Have a tattoo you regret? Tattoo removal treatments use a special type of laser to break down the ink of the tattoo. The body then absorbs this broken down ink and filters it out naturally. With a series of sessions, you will notice the ink fading. Keep in mind that the size, shape, and color of the tattoo will determine how many sessions you’ll need for removal.
Injectable dermal fillers aren’t just for women. Fillers can improve facial fullness and symmetry in men as well, creating an overall younger-looking appearance. These treatments are popular to enhance the cheeks, brows, jaw, and temples. They can also fill in fine lines around the mouth and eyes. Injectables can result in an overall more sculpted facial shape.
If you’re interested in skin care treatments for men, contact the professionals at Pacific Dermatology Specialists. Our team of dermatologists can discuss your skin needs with you and recommend a set of treatments, so you can look your best. With locations in Torrance, CA and the surrounding area, you can make an appointment at an office near you.