Each year, you will likely notice visible signs of aging on your face. As social media has become more widely used, men have become increasingly more concerned with signs of aging.
Specific male anti-aging skin care treatments can restore your confidence and give you the youthful appearance you desire. Contact us today to learn more about our clinic’s available non-surgical procedures.
Our highly experienced team—led by Houston native Dr. Oren Paul Mushin—can examine your skin and evaluate your goals to determine the best treatment for you.
Male Skin Ages Differently Than Female Skin
There are several biological differences between men’s and women’s skin. For example, male skin is around 20% thicker than a woman’s.
Another factor important in the visible signs of aging is collagen. Collagen and elastin give your skin structure and elasticity. At a young age, your body produces collagen at the same rate it is metabolized; however, you begin to lose more than you produce around the age of 20. Furthermore, men tend to lose collagen consistently throughout their adult lives, while women begin to lose more after menopause.
Some believe that the friction and micro-cuts produced by shaving help stimulate the body to produce more collagen. While the exfoliation is good, shaving with a dull razor can increase skin irritation. Additionally, men have more pores than women and tend to be larger and more prominent, which is essential to consider when determining the appropriate anti-aging skin care regimen.
How We Personalize Your Treatments
During your consultation with Dr. Mushin, we encourage you to discuss your cosmetic concerns before making any recommendations. Dr. Mushin discusses your options with you to determine which treatment meets your aesthetic goals.
Botox injections contain a small amount of botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes your facial muscles, allowing your skin’s surface to appear smoother and younger-looking. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and requires no downtime. Men often seek this treatment on the forehead to soften their frown lines.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
This process uses lasers to stimulate new collagen growth, minimize fine lines, and give your skin a more rested and refreshed appearance without exposing it to harsh chemicals. The laser light treatment takes around 30 minutes and might leave your skin red for one to two hours afterward. Sometimes, several treatments are needed to achieve maximum collagen production.
Dr. Mushin applies a mild chemical crystal formulation over the top layer of the skin cells to help rejuvenate the complexion and give the skin a more youthful glow. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and typically requires multiple treatments over several weeks. Microdermabrasion can be used for fine lines or wrinkles; however, it does not treat moderate lines or sagging skin.
This process uses a variety of chemicals that remove damaged skin as well as surface lines or wrinkles. Chemical peels also stimulate collagen production, which gradually firms your skin and eliminates wrinkles. The goal is to achieve a younger-looking complexion. A mild peel takes about 30 minutes and can be done over your lunch break. A medium peel can take up to 60 minutes and requires four to seven days of recovery.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive way to increase collagen production and help reduce the appearance of fine lines or blemishes. Dr. Mushin uses a handheld device that creates tiny needle holes in your skin to restore uneven skin tone. The treatment can be done in as little as 30 minutes with minimal downtime.
Over time, you may notice areas of your face—including your jawline—to lose volume due to aging. Dermal fillers are a very good way of enhancing the jawline and creating a more chiseled, masculine appearance.
Choose a Quality Skincare Product Line
One of the best ways to prolong anti-aging skin care treatments is to regularly use quality male skin care products. Look for products containing a retinoid, a vitamin A derivative that boosts collagen production, speeds up cell turnover, and unclogs pores. You should also use sunscreen daily, even when standing next to windows indoors, since glass does not filter out the UV rays that damage your skin.
Dr. Mushin will inform you about facial cleansers or body washes designed for your skin type. At the end of your skincare routine, you’ll want to apply a light, oil-free moisturizer that helps to hydrate the skin without causing breakouts.
Call Our Clinic to Discuss Male Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatments
Call our plastic surgery center today to schedule your consultation and get answers about male anti-aging skin care treatments that are right for your skin type.