A large percentage of women on Planet Earth devote a fair amount of time to beauty. Women aren’t referred to as the “fairer sex” for no reason, after all. The approach that the average woman takes to skincare is dramatically contrasted by the techniques that most men use, the nonexistent skincare technique. According to recent research, things are changing. In the past decade, male aesthetic treatments have increased by more than 250 percent. We’re all in with this new trend! Are you?
Equality is a matter of importance and this concept can extend into the beauty arena just as easily as it can any other facet of life. Men are not exempt from aging. They lose collagen and elastin, too, and they develop worry lines, smile lines, and undereye bags like a real champ. What may have changed in recent years is not how men age but their feelings about aging. An aged face looks tired, it looks sad or angry. None of these attributes exude confidence and marketability, characteristics that are important to nearly every person.
Which strategies are important for men to develop? All of them. Steps to aging gracefully include:
Consistent Hygiene Practice
Just like one would hit the gym multiple times a week to build muscle, a person who wants to look good as they age will put in time at the mirror. A daily hygiene ritual is vital to the preservation of healthy skin. What does this look like?
- Washing the face before bed, even after a long day
- Exfoliating the skin a few times a week
- Moisturizing on the daily
This practice is not complicated and takes only a few minutes. The same quality products that are recommended for women can be incredibly beneficial for men, too. However, it’s important to remember that every person’s skin may have unique needs. Men can benefit from a thorough dermatologic exam to ensure they are using the best products for their intended outcome. The last thing anyone wants is to invest time and see no reward.
We are more active today than recent generations had been, and this means there is much more risk for UV damage. Men are strongly encouraged to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning and also throughout the day when they are outdoors for more than an hour or two.
Buddy Up with Botox
Botox is one of the most significant developments in aesthetic medicine to even occur. This injectable has become popular with men who want to correct persistent frown lines and make their face match their friendly personality. Botox injections are also commonly administered at the brow line to subtly lift the brow that has begun to sag and make the eyes appear angry, sad, or tired. Treatment is convenient, safe, and produces results in a matter of days.
Make Friends with Fillers
As much as men have become comfortable with Botox as a wrinkle-reducing treatment, there is still a bit of mystery surrounding dermal fillers for men. This injectable technique continues to be thought of as more of a plumping type of treatment. That’s just the general concept, though. Men can benefit from dermal fillers to increase the sharpness of the jawline or cheeks and thus increase the physical trait of masculinity.
From injectables to lasers to professional skincare, our San Antonio offices are equipped to help our patients look and feel their best. For more information on our services, call our Sonterra or La Casita office.