Dealing with fine lines and wrinkles is not just for girls! The marks of ageing affect us all. How quickly we get them is dependent on lifestyle, genetics, exposure to high levels of UV rays and pollution, let’s not forget stress and even which side we sleep on can all have an impact. However much we all want to avoid wrinkles they’re a natural part of the ageing process, but we can soften them, making us all look great for our age. We have many male patients who have done just that. They’ve come to us not wanting to completely remove all signs of ageing, but with a desire to relax the fine lines and wrinkles resulting in, dare we say it, looking very good for their years.
Stopping fine lines in their tracks
At the Clinic we offer a variety of treatments to smooth the wrinkles. One of the best-known cosmetic treatments is Botox™ injections or anti-wrinkle injections, these work by softening the tone of the treated muscles and intensity of the muscle contractions which create the lines and wrinkles in the first place. This results in a natural look with existing lines and wrinkles becoming softer and new lines stopped in their tracks. The non-invasive Fraxel Dual is another popular treatment that deals with the signs of ageing. The beauty of the Fraxel Dual laser is that it can target deep within the exact section of damaged skin that requires treatment leaving the tissue around it untouched which in turn promotes rapid healing with the body replacing old or damaged cells with healthy new ones.
Softening wrinkles using NASA technology
If your chap is into space and science then a treatment with Byonik a non-invasive NASA technology maybe the perfect gift. The Byonik uses each patient’s pulse frequency to trigger laser light. This then stimulates the skin at a cellular level making it incredibly absorbent; allowing each treated skin cell to absorb hyaluronic acid and powerful antioxidants, rather than simply coating the outside of the cells; something usually only topical medication or injections can do. This amazing technology re-energises and repairs dormant skin cells, collagen and elastin, whilst allowing the hydrating hyaluronic acid to stay in the cells for up to 4 weeks. The dormant skin cells are reactivated, and the skin looks brighter, fresher and younger. This brilliant regenerative treatment also has the advantage of being suitable for all skin types with the added benefit of immediate results and no down-time.
Goodbye wrinkles around the eyes!
If the fine lines and wrinkles are prominent around the eyes then Thermage® CPT could be the answer. Using a unique radio frequency, Thermage can help improve the skin’s appearance resulting in a smoother, tighter look and feel. Thermage® is designed to be a single treatment and delivers a natural looking result. We’re often told that following a treatment our patients are complimented on how well and rested they’re looking – what’s not to love about that!
Excess or unwanted hair can be an embarrassing problem. As men age there’s often an increase in hair on their body but sadly not on their head! The shoulders, back, chest, buttocks and the top of the nose are areas that often cause the greatest concern. Many hair removal methods offer short-term solutions, are uncomfortable and time-consuming. At the Clinic we offer Soprano ICE a clinically proven method of laser hair removal. It’s great because it can be used on all skin and hair types, reduces shadowing and the plus point for us and our patients is that it’s a lot less painful than other hair removal treatments.
Helping the body’s natural healing process
Dealing with scarring is another one of our popular treatments for men. Scars can be a result of many things from the side effects of skin conditions such acne or chicken pox, accidental injuries to burns from hot liquids or objects. Scarring is simply the result of the body’s natural healing process after tissue has been damaged and can fade naturally during the initial two years following their appearance. So, if scars are an issue then we would recommend either Fraxel Dual, which we highlighted earlier for treating wrinkles, or a treatment of Clear + Brilliant. This laser treatment works by creating millions of microscopic treatment areas in the skin allowing the damaged skin cells to be replaced with new healthy, smooth tissue. Depending on the type of scar one treatment of Clear + Brilliant may do the trick, but it may be beneficial to have a course of treatments, this would be discussed at the initial consultation. Patients normally start to see a change around 4 days after treatment and the good news is that with the use of a local anesthetic cream it’s a relatively comfortable experience.
So, if your stuck for that perfect Christmas gift for the males in your life why not give us a call.
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