Looking for a transformative Father’s Day gift? What about treating the dad in your life to a younger-looking complexion, more relaxed facial features, or smoother skin? There are a variety of cosmetic treatments for men that will go a lot farther than another tie or a set of grilling tools. Find out how some popular treatments can help give your guy greater confidence and self-assurance in how he looks at work, at play, and at home.
Whether it’s hours staring at a computer screen at work, or long periods of time scowling at their smartphones, many men find unwelcome forehead and brow wrinkles on their faces. Botox is a treatment that helps relax the facial muscles that tense up when frowning or studying something closely. Botox is considered the gold standard in smoothing facial wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement. And done by an experienced professional, a Botox injection will give a naturally-looking, smoother face. A series of Botox injections is quick (as short as 5 minutes) and typically painless. The results usually last from 3-6 months. There is no downtime, allowing you to return immediately to work or other daily activities. Botox treatments in younger people can also help prevent the formation of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are treatments that can help boost volume on facial features, both providing a more youthful look and giving more definition to areas like the nose, chin and jawline. Restylane and Juvederm are some of the more popular fillers, using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Men tend to have less cheek volume than women, which can cause a man’s face to look more fallen as he ages. Dermal fillers injected into the mid-face area help lift the cheeks and eliminate sagging in the face. Many men also desire to look more masculine with more chiseled features, but don’t want to go for a chin implant. Dermal fillers are a much less invasive and more economical way to achieve similar definition in the jaw and acquire a stronger-looking chin. Some men want to revitalize the wrinkled areas around their mouth and jaw, especially if jowls are beginning to become more prominent. Certain dermal fillers treat this lower third of the face, smoothing deepening jowl lines and the creases around the mouth and chin.
Lasers have become an increasingly popular way to remove unwanted hair. If the father in your life wants a smoother chest or a hairless back, laser hair removal treatments would be a perfect gift. Lasers focus light beams on the targeted area. The light then becomes heat, which damages the hair follicles so the existing hair falls out and their production of new hair is delayed. Laser treatments require little to no downtime, though multiple sessions are needed to achieve the optimum effect. Usually touch-up treatments are recommended to keep the area smooth. While laser hair removal doesn’t remove hair permanently, often less hair grows back and the hair that does return is much finer.
Lasers are not only used for hair removal. They can also be very effective at treating pigmentation issues, acne scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and even slightly sagging skin. Also called laser resurfacing, laser skin rejuvenation can either be ablative or nonablative. Ablative lasers, such as CO2 or Erbium, remove the top layer of skin, bringing greater transformation to the skin, but also requiring more downtime (usually at least a week). Nonablative lasers (like Fraxel) heat only the lower layer of skin, leaving the top layers untouched. Both types of lasers work by prompting your skin’s healing response to produce more collagen, which creates skin that is firmer and more even in texture. Lasers appeal to many because there are no chemicals used, it is noninvasive and has less downtime than other types of treatments.
Maybe the father in your life is troubled by fine lines, a dull complexion, or pigment problems related to sun damage. Both chemical peels and microdermabrasion remove the top layers of skin, creating a smoother and brighter complexion. With a chemical peel, he will have the option of getting a light, medium, or deep peel, depending on the level of transformation he wants for his skin. Even with a light peel, men report looking more rested and youthful after their treatment.
Get in touch with Vanguard Dermatology in the greater New York City area. The board-certified dermatologists at Vanguard can guide you in choosing the optimal treatments to help dad look his best.