Cosmetic Derm for Men
by Sara Fast
Since the introduction of Botox® Cosmetic, the cosmetic dermatology market has been cornered by women. Who can blame them? Just a few injections and seven days later, poof! Wrinkles are seemingly gone. Make room ladies – that trend is changing. Men are now becoming more in-tune with skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, facial redness, sagging upper eyelids or necks, as well as love handles (to name a few).
So, what are the top reasons why men want to change their skin? These are some of the most common concerns Premier’s providers hear:
- “I’m tired of looking tired.”
- “I work in a very competitive field, and I need professional experience to show in my work – not in my wrinkles.”
- “I can’t seem to beat the bulge although I workout and eat well.”
- “I’m embarrassed by how much I sweat.”
- “I want the hair on my back gone.”
What Premier Offers
Injectable Treatments target fine lines and wrinkles and are the easiest way to achieve a well-rested, refreshed appearance. In particular, fine lines around the eyes and deep-set forehead wrinkles seem to be the most troublesome areas for men. Neurotoxins such as Botox® Cosmetic
and Dysport® are injected into facial muscles that create fine lines and wrinkles. Neurotoxins weaken the muscles resulting in less movement. Less movement = fewer wrinkles. The providers at Premier are passionate about giving natural results. So, if you’re worried about having a frozen face, rest assured. That’s not our M.O. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are not injected into muscles. Fillers are frequently used to help restore the foundation of facial features. More often than not, deep wrinkles are caused by collagen loss. As we age and lose collagen, we also lose that foundation. The result is skin that hangs and inevitably folds or wrinkles. Dermal fillers help restore that support structure, allowing the skin to look smoother and naturally lifted back into place.
Despite a healthy lifestyle, many men (and women) struggle to beat the bulge. Most commonly, our male patients are looking to loose the love handles and the infamous “beer belly.” CoolSculpting is a cryolipolysis procedure which means that it non-invasively freezes away stubborn fat allowing the body to naturally eliminate fat cells. CoolSculpting is not surgery and has no downtime. To make the procedure even more convenient, Premier is now the only DualSculpting provider in the state allowing our patients to treat twice the areas in half the time.
Excessive underarm sweating. Nobody likes to talk about it, but there’s no hiding it. Formally known as hyperhidrosis, this condition can affect even the most confident people. The good news: there are treatments available to help those suffering with this condition. Botox® Cosmetic offers very effective, short-term results when injected into the underarms. Patients receiving injectable treatments can expect results to last about 4 months. For a more permanent solution, Premier offers a minimally invasive procedure called LazerDry
. This laser procedure attacks sweating at its source by eliminating the sweat glands. The most common question we hear about this procedure is, “Don’t I need those sweat glands?” The answer is, “No.” Since the body has thousands of sweat glands, eliminating just a few of them is not detrimental to the body nor does it put undue stress on the remaining glands.
These treatments plus others such as laser hair reduction and skin tightening are available to all patients at Premier. It’s time to ditch the old convention that cosmetic dermatology is just for women. Premier’s team of skin experts is ready when you are! Schedule a private, complimentary consultation to discuss your skin concerns, 479.273.3376.