Father’s Day is in June, so we’re celebrating men all month long
Body Shaping For Men
Men want to look and feel their very best too! It’s different for guys though, they have slightly different concerns and slightly different goals for the way they want the body to look. So let’s get to it…
So, men aren’t into thigh gaps and hour glass figures, but they do want to look lean, healthy and svelte.
At The Top
Starting at the top, a chiseled jawline or at least, clean, strong jawline is not only attractive an youthful, but is associated with success in men. And the converse, a pudgy jawline or fat chin…well, do we really have to say it?…
Men want a sleek jawline, and tight neck—to look their best in golf shirts, dress shirts, and t shirts all the same. A strong jawline and neck in men not only makes a man look fit and slim, but as studies have shown, confident and powerful.
Men obviously don’t have bra fat, but they do have “love handles”—whether it’s fat in the front or on the sides, men want a slim waistline too. A wider chest tapering down into a narrow waist and flat stomach is ideal. An athletic or at least, fit appearance is ideal.
Man boobs, Male breasts, etc.—This one is a sensitive subject, but men who have them hate them! And it’s quite an easy fix. A simple procedure can remove the excess fat with no scarring and minimal downtime.
Thighs—Men want to look good in their trousers as well. Men with big thighs and hips can seem to have a feminine shape or be “bottom heavy”. Ok, so men aren’t exactly looking for thigh gaps, but they also don’t want to be considered “hippy” or “bottom heavy” .
Men may even be more prone to Rosacea than women – how do you know? Redness, broken blood vessels, pimples and burning even. Rosacea can be flared by sun exposure (golfers, baseball and soccer coaches beware), alcohol (maybe use some alcohol emojis) and spicy food. Rosacea comes out of nowhere — that’s normal. It’s a skin disease that affects adults, so you won’t have it in your 20’s and 30’s, but it will suddenly seem to appear in your 40s and 50s. My favorite treatments for men are: Laser treatment of the blood vessels (this is a one (or really more like 2 or 3) and done treatment). You get great
permanent improvement in the condition with this treatment. Perfect for guys who may not be able to commit to a regular treatment regimen. Sunscreen – I love an Elta MD product with a matte finish for every day. You won’t look dewy or oily. Prescription creams and sometimes pills are required, and they do just the trick when you need them.
Skin texture and discoloration
Are you a guy that suffered from acne or otherwise—big pores, scars, and discoloration. Even more important for men because they don’t tend to wear make up to cover it up—microneedling, hydrafacials and other, chemical peels. Because men don’t wear makeup, discoloration, dark spots and blemishes can become an even bigger deal because they are so obvious with nothing to cover it up. Lots of men also have scars from acne—we can fix them! We have solutions including skincare, chemical peels, facials, lasers and microneedling. No need to suffer with it.
Brotox/Botox for Men
- Men usually don’t want a completely smooth appearance—it’s often desirable to have a little more “rugged” look with a few wrinkles, but not excessive, which we achieve with adjusted dosing and placement of Botox and Dysport
- Men want a flat eyebrow, not arched. Again, we achieve with adjusted dosing and placement
- Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines are generally attractive in men to a certain extent, until it becomes excessive – that’s where we come in to provide a natural and effective solution
Dark circles under the eyes/tired eyes
Men complain of a tired appearance a lot! They start to notice volume loss under the eyes and discoloration. It doesn’t so much make them look old, as it does tired and just less healthy and attractive.
We often need to rejuvenate the skin, fill in lost volume, and support the cheek. It looks natural and just more youthful.
Skin and hair bumps
A few things: don’t wait until it’s too late. At a certain point these bumps become scars and when that happens, they are much harder to treat. They are caused by curly hairs trying to regrow from beneath the skin. They get curled up and caught in the skin and cause inflammation and a bump.
- You can’t always avoid them with over the counter skincare and a choice razor—it’s about the hair and the way that it grows in
- That being said, a single blade razor is best; clippers work well to cut the hair short, but not beneath the skin, use shaving cream if you are going to shave with a razor and do use an after shave—one that is anti bacterial and anti inflammatory
- don’t pick or dig—this is the quickest way to get discoloration, scars, and scabs
- We can help with treatment of the bumps that have become scarred, a skincare regimen to prevent hairs from getting caught in the skin and even laser hair removal for areas where hair is no longer desired