COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CARE FOR Plano, Frisco, and the Dallas Fortworth metroplex in Texas
Yes, we treat men too! And lots of them.
Skin MD and Beyond understands the desire to retain a rested and youthful look in today’s competitive and demanding world and understands the needs and lifestyle of today’s highly visual males. Improved confidence is crucial in personal dealings with others and Dr. Wright’s treatments for men focus on creating a more rested, youthful and confident version of each of our patients- improving their personal and professional lives.
Men want the same results that women want in terms of reducing signs of aging and sun damage, minimizing wrinkles, improving tone and texture, and body sculpting. In Texas, in general, male skin is more sun-damaged than female skin. So, all of the treatments that are used for rejuvenation of the female face can also benefit men too! However, with the male face, it is important to maintain a masculine appearance, and the staff at Skin MD and Beyond have excelled in this skill and artistry and we know how to best customize men’s treatments to help you achieve your goals.
What Treatments are available for Men?
Many of our popular skin rejuvenation treatments are also enjoyed by men. Men tend to have stronger facial muscles and will develop lines and wrinkles earlier than women. Therefore the effect of reducing these wrinkles with Botox / Dysport and Facial Fillers in men is usually more profound. As well, in many cases, men also respond better to laser treatments because male skin is more resilient. Therefore, there is generally a greater scope for improvement in treating men with skin rejuvenation lasers.
Skin MD and Beyond has many treatments available to solve the individual facial and body concerns for all male skin types. If you’re not sure what treatment is right for you, then you can rest easy – as your personal consultation will enable us to get to know you and work out a treatment plan that suits you best.
What Facial Treatments are Good for Men?
The majority of the facial treatments that have been popular for many years are great treatments for men as well as women. The ways in which the signs of aging and sun damage present may differ from one person to another. However, those underlying causes of premature aging are the same. We perform a wide variety of services for the men who visit our Plano, TX office, from injectables to laser hair removal to non-surgical body contouring. In general, what we like to say is that if it’s good for one person, it’s good for nearly every person! Provided that you are a good candidate based on your general health and skin health, you can experience the rewarding benefits of many of our cosmetic or medical treatments.
Do Men Get Facials?
Men do get facials, and we wish more would! Facials are highly beneficial for people because they provide deeper cleaning than what can be achieved at home. As a part of your normal routine, you may be lucky if you use a facial cleanser to wash your face. During a professional facial, your provider will cleanse your skin, loosen the debris from your pores, exfoliate the dead and damaged cells from your face, extract debris from the pores, and apply a nourishing serum or mask. You could think of it as a power washing for your face. By loosening the debris and oil from your pores ahead of extractions, your provider minimizes the pressure on your skin during the process. The extraction of debris, along with exfoliation, leaves your pores looking more refined and leaves your skin smoother and brighter.
Are More Men Getting Botox?
According to statistics, more men are getting Botox. If you’ve been considering this treatment, now is a great time to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced providers. From 2018 to 2019, Botox treatments for men jumped 5%. That number decreased in 2020, with approximately 265,000 men receiving Botox injections. We can assume that the pandemic that kept cities shut down for much of that year had something to do with that. As statistics come in for 2021, we anticipate a significant increase in the number of men once again scheduling this wrinkle-reducing treatment. Men turn to Botox not simply to look younger, but to reclaim their cutting-edge appearance. With much of the work people perform these days involving some form of virtual meetings on a regular basis, men are getting much more familiar with their aging faces. They don’t love what they see, and they know there is a non-surgical option that can help. To increase the motivation to get Botox, men are not faced with the same stigma surrounding cosmetic treatments as they were just 10 years ago.
If you’re a man who is interested in correcting or postponing the signs of aging, contact us! We enjoy helping the men in our practice look and feel like their best selves!
How Much Botox Does a Man Need?
The injection techniques for Botox are standard across the board. This means that the same muscles are treated in men as in women for specific concerns, like crow’s feet or frown lines. That said, men tend to have stronger muscles than women so may need 1.5 to 2 times as much of the active ingredient to achieve optimal results. Where a woman may need 10 units of Botox for crow’s feet, a man may need 15 to 20. Know that when you consult with one of our experienced providers, they will recommend just enough of any product or treatment to obtain the desired outcome; no more and no less. Your satisfaction is our biggest reward!
What Areas Do Men Usually Get Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a common treatment for men of all ages. This could be because the treatment can resolve issues like razor burn, ingrown hairs, and just having to shave every day! Some of the areas laser hair removal can treat include:
- Upper lip
How Are Dermal Fillers Used in Men?
Dermal fillers are often thought of as the master wrinkle-reducers. They are, and also have a lot more to offer men and women who want to accentuate the natural, youthful contours of the face. In women, we often use dermal fillers to soften lines and creases and to refresh areas like the cheeks and lips. The objective is to make the face appear more youthful and feminine. Clearly, most men don't find share this goal.
Men get dermal fillers to look younger and to stay competitive in the professional and dating worlds. They don't typically get dermal fillers to look more feminine, though. Where a woman may receive dermal fillers in the cheeks and lower face to soften the jawline, men get dermal fillers directly in the jawline area to create more sharpness and definition.
Some of the ways in which we use dermal fillers for men include:
- Restore natural-looking contours to the mid-face
- Reduce or eliminate undereye puffiness
- Minimize deep creases on the forehead or around the nose and mouth
- Improve facial symmetry
- Strengthen weak contours across the cheeks or chin
Do Injectables Look Natural on Men?
It's understandable that any person considering injectable treatment might worry about looking unnatural. It's actually a good thing. Rather than let your worry stop you from seeking treatment, let it prompt you to find a well-trained, seasoned provider with considerable experience under their belt. Injectable treatments can achieve remarkably natural-looking results when done well. Our team performs injectable treatments after gaining a thorough understanding of your needs and desired outcome. They also use their extensive training and knowledge of your unique facial anatomy to guide their treatment process. If you have questions about how injectables can work for you, please don't hesitate to ask! We're happy to consult with you without any pressure for you to commit to treatment you're not ready for.
What Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Do for Men's Skin?
Men may feel a bit behind the power curve when it comes to managing their cosmetic concerns and the signs of aging. While you may have considered laser hair removal or injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing may feel like a completely foreign concept. It's something worth learning about. At Skin MD and Beyond, we perform fractional laser resurfacing treatments to help correct some of the issues that cannot be handled by other therapies.
Fractional laser resurfacing is a conservative laser treatment that can correct multiple concerns at once. Examples include:
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Rough, irregular skin texture
- Fine lines and mild wrinkles
- Stretch marks
Fractional laser resurfacing works by delivering micro beams of laser light to tiny points on the skin. This triggers your body to produce more collagen and also accelerates cellular turnover in the target area. This not only lightens dark spots and scars but can also lead to firmer, smoother skin. Treatment isn't limited to the face, either. You can have fractional laser resurfacing done on your neck, hands, and any area affected by scarring.
Popular Treatments for Men include;
- Botox/ Dysport for Wrinkles
- Facial Contouring with Fillers
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Red Face and Veins
- Underarm Sweating
- Laser Vein Removal
- Waxing for Men
- Brow Contouring for Men
- Laser Resurfacing and Tightening
- Non-surgical Nose Job
- Brown Spots and Age Spots
- Skin Cancer Treatments
- Laser Hair Removal
- Non-surgical Body Contouring
- Men’s Facial