In 2014, men between the ages of 40 and 70 elected to undergo over 1 million non-invasive, cosmetic skin treatments, specifically laser skin resurfacing, Botox injections and laser hair removal - and those numbers keep rising.
Men typically don't want to look as young as possible, but do want to reduce wrinkles, even out their skin tone and look well 'rested, relaxed and comfortable' according to Joel Schlessinger, MD, president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.
Dermatologic surgeon David Goldberg, MD, director of Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York agree "Men want to maintain their rugged looks -- they don't want to eliminate lines, just soften the look of aging and revitalize their skin."
Generally speaking many men work or enjoy hobbies that involve a lot of exposure to the sun and studies show that 64% of men don't use sunscreen regularly. In addition men typically have larger pores, skin growths and acne because of higher levels of testosterone in their bodies. Although testosterone can promote excessive oil production, compared to women, men lose moisture more quickly and their skin is more prone to dryness and doesn't exfoliate as much.
Men also have deeper wrinkles because of thicker skin and stronger facial muscles and combined with the aging process which reduces subcutaneous fat and collagen, it can produce a sunken appearance.
IPL skin rejuvenation treatments that reduce age spots, shrink veins and decreases redness remove years off a man's general appearance. Over time, men often also see smaller pores, less fine lines and an overall firming of the skin through renewed collagen production.
Of course a 'work-hard, play-hard' lifestyle can result in more extreme skin issues as shown below through broken blood vessels, which IPL treatments can effectively target.
(Un-retouched image courtesy of Refresh Medi-Spa)
The variety of IPL treatments include more than just repairing broken capillaries as shown in the photo above;
Folliculitis (Ingrown hairs)
The general downtime after IPL skin rejuvenation treatments is a darkening of age spots for a few days until they are reabsorbed in the body and occasionally mild redness.
More and more men are also choosing IPL hair removal services to compliment their lifestyles.
(Un-retouched image courtesy of JD Laser Clinic)
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