When it comes to cosmetic dermatology treatments, there is often an idea that those treatments were somehow originally conceived to be for women only. While it is true (to an extent) that women tend to seek out the benefits of cosmetic dermatology treatments more than men, it does not mean that it has to be that way. In fact, there are numerous dermatological treatments available that men can use to meet their own skincare needs and goals. Get to know some of these cosmetic dermatology treatments and select the ones that you feel will be help you meet your aesthetic goals for your skin.
Laser Hair Removal
While body hair is more acceptable in men rather than women, when it comes to societal beauty standards, some men may feel that they have too much unwanted body hair. Whether it is leg hair, arm hair, chest hair, or even back hair, shaving off body hair can be just as frustrating for men as it is for women. And in the case of back hair and chest hair, it can be difficult to do yourself without nicks or cuts.
Laser hair removal can help with that issue. This treatment involves using the concentrated light energy of a laser to target the hair follicle of unwanted body hair. The light is absorbed and damages the hair follicle (also disintegrating the hair in question). After the hair follicle is damaged, it can no longer regrow hair.
Most men are not looking for the complete removal of body hair through the treatment. Rather, they are looking to thin out body hair or remove small unwanted patches of hair. As such, men may only require one laser hair removal treatment to get the results they want. The more treatments received, the more extensive the hair removal, leaving smoother and smoother skin.
Dermabrasion and Chemical Peels
Looking younger has become more and more of a priority for both men and women. And part of that is, of course, having younger looking skin. Dermabrasion and chemical peels are two different treatments that can help to make the skin on your face look younger.
A chemical peel is a treatment in which a dermatologist applies a gel-like chemical solution to your face. The chemicals are acidic and remove the outer layers of the skin on your face. This process can be more superficial or take more layers off of the skin depending on your goals. It can help get rid of wrinkles and fine lines as well as help reduce the appearance of age spots on the skin.
Dermabrasion is a treatment that uses a solution with mineral crystals that are rubbed into the skin using a special machine. The crystals help to remove dead skin cells on the upper layer of the skin and stimulate the deeper layers of the skin to produce collagen. Collagen helps to repair the skin and plump it up making it look younger and more vibrant.
Now that you know a few of the cosmetic dermatology treatments that can help men reach their skincare and aesthetic goals, you can put the treatments to use that best suit you and your needs.