Treatments for men on the go

September 19, 2014 by
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Man gets neuromodulatorIn recent years, technology for cosmetic treatments has become so extensive that individuals can really pick and choose a treatment that perfectly suits their lifestyle and budget. While the majority of cosmetic patients are women, ASDS member dermatologist Mary P. Lupo, MD, has found that men are becoming more interested in aesthetic treatments as well. Why? They now can find exactly what they are looking for: non-surgical, no-downtime procedures with gradual results and little or no pain.

What sort of treatments options are out there?

Injectables: Age, sun exposure and lifestyle can all take a toll on our skin, but luckily we can turn to neuromodulators and fillers for an easy fix. Both types of injectables have benefits on their own, but together they can really improve premature aging. Neuromodulators work to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, while fillers – such as Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra – help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, folds and volume loss. All injectable treatments are quick and easy with very subtle results. Dermatologic surgeons use the smallest needles available as well as numbing cream so that treatments are as pain-free as possible.

Skin tightening and body contouring: Men can spend hours at the gym but still find that some areas cannot be fixed with just workouts. Various non-invasive procedures can help. For skin tightening, ultrasound therapy and laser resurfacing can tighten, tone and lift loose skin on most parts of the body including the jowls, neck, eyebrows, abdomen, arms and thighs. To help eliminate unwanted fat and contour the body, there are new, non-invasive options available such as ultrasound therapy, which removes stubborn areas of excess fat with minimal pain and recovery time.

Skin resurfacing: Men typically are more lax than women when it comes to sun protection; therefore, they tend to have more signs of premature aging and sun damage. Skin resurfacing devices such as lasers treat texture, discoloration, brown spots, fine lines, redness and pores, leaving patients with a smoother, more rejuvenated complexion.

Laser hair removal: Let’s face it… no man enjoys shaving, waxing or plucking! One of the most practical luxuries for men is laser hair removal, which not only helps to reduce excessive body hair but also eliminates painful ingrown hair.

During a consultation with a dermatologic surgeon, an individualized treatment plan is created for each patient. For more information and to find an ASDS member dermatologist near you, visit Find a Dermatologic Surgeon.

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Mary P. Lupo, MD, director of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology, graduated from Tulane Medical School after studying internal medicine at the Ochsner Foundation. She is also a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and the director of Tulane’s Resident Cosmetic Clinic.

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