Men’s Skin Conditions
First and foremost, it is essential to recognise that men’s skin differs to that of females.
Read our recent article on men’s skin conditions for more information about the impact of shaving, hair loss, sweating and fat cell accumulation.
Skin Treatments for Men
The good news is that modern aesthetic medicine offers a series of options for improving these common conditions and complaints and more and more men are choosing to undertake procedures.
Leading Knightsbridge doctor, Dr Barbara Kubicka MD treats many male patients at her clinic and describes the most popular procedures:
1. Lines and wrinkles
“These can be treated with botox anti-wrinkle injections, which work to soften the harshness of lines by relaxing the fine dynamic facial muscle movement. Deeper lines such as those running from the nose to mouth tend to be caused by loss of facial volume (collagen). For this area, dermal fillers are usually recommended to smooth out the creases and replenish volume. The key in male facial rejuvenation is to respect the male element of the facial anatomy. Over-treating tends to look particularly artificial on men and I advise against eradicating all signs of age, recommending instead a more general and light rejuvenation for a pleasing overall result.”
2. Hair Loss
“Many men suffer from premature hair loss and think that a hair transplant is their only choice. However, hair loss can be slowed and improved using non-surgical techniques to boost the health of the scalp. I offer PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – which releases powerful healing agents from the patient’s own refined plasma back into the scalp. This is a technique originally developed for burns victims and is proven medicine. It is very exciting to see the results on male hair loss and certainly challenges the concept that it is inevitable or untreatable.”
PRP is recommended as a course of at least three sessions every four weeks.
Another very successful treatment is Mesotherapy which stimulates the follicles activity by 23% after each session. All treatments can be used on their own or as stimulation after a hair transplant. Mesotherapy is recommended as a course of six sessions every 1-2 weeks.
3. Excessive Sweating
“In a work environment, hyperhidrosis can be very embarrassing and difficult. Stressful situations and hot offices make it even more obvious. Hyperhidrosis injections are now much better known and a very popular option among professional males. They are a non-invasive option which will simply dry up the sweat for months at a time.”
Hyperhidrosis underarm treatment session take around thirty minutes giving results lasting between 3-9 months. The price of this treatment is £575.
4. Fat Busting
“Firstly, I do always say that diet and exercise are the best combination for dealing with weight issues. These benefit patients’ health as well as body shape and I always include advice on this in my consultations, even for simple skin treatments.”
“However, where good lifestyle habits are in place and patients struggle with stubborn areas of fat, there are treatments which can help. Aqualyx injections break down localised areas of fat and are ideal for use on areas such as the chin or chest. For larger areas, such as the abdomen, we now offer i-Lipo which is a non-surgical liposuction technique to stimulate the body to break down and expel excess fatty build up.”
Treatment is quick (30 minutes), easy and very effective with 3-5 sessions required over a few months. Treatment is charged at £500-£550 per session.
5. Other Conditions
This list is not definitive – there are a range of other skin conditions that can particularly affect male clients, including acne to the face and back, acne scarring and broken veins.
The good news is that modern aesthetic medicine has options to improve the health and appearance of the skin. The key is to seek professional advice.
Dr Kubicka takes a holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have.
Private consultations include a review of wider health and lifestyle issues and often include individual advice on nutrition, hydration and lifestyle as well as professional treatments.
Advice on any non-surgical skin treatments is made after extensive discussion and review.
For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please contact us on 0207 125 0521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org