The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) estimates that approximately 3.4 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2020. Hair removal, liposuction, and gynecomastia accounted for a large share of these procedures, but facial treatments are also on the rise.
Facial treatments are no longer targeted solely at women. Men also want smoother skin and more even skin tones while combating the signs of ageing. If you’re one of these forward-thinking men, you might be wondering what kind of options are available to you.
So, if you’re new to terms like HydraFacial and Profhilo and need some guidance on what these terms mean, what the treatments involve, and what kind of benefits they provide, check out this guide to the best facial treatments for men.
Best facial treatments for men
Men are getting more facial treatments than ever, but many stereotypes remain. Men are usually more inexperienced than women and may need a little more advice, explanation, and encouragement. Many men get their first facials after being sent to clinics by or with their partners, but once they experience the benefits, they’re hooked!
There are a few differences between men’s skin and women’s skin.
The most obvious one is that men have more facial hair, but the differences go skin deep. Literally.
Men produce more testosterone, which gives them thicker and rougher skin. They also have longer-lasting acne, oilier skin, and slightly higher collagen production.
A good facial treatment will take all of these things into consideration and provide benefits tailored to these unique characteristics, as well as the client’s individual needs.
Studies suggest that men tend to have deeper wrinkles than women, especially on the forehead. These wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process and form when the skin loses its elasticity as a result of the collagen breaking down.
Nothing betrays your age or your love of sunbathing quite like deep forehead wrinkles. But there is a solution in the form of anti-wrinkle treatments.
These treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in key problem areas. They are available for both men and women and are a safe, effective, and long-lasting treatment, with results typically lasting between 3 and 6 months.
At Pulse Light Clinic, anti-wrinkle injections are given by licensed UK cosmetic doctors with years of experience. We have performed thousands of these procedures in the past and can advise you on the best treatment options during a free consultation.
Visit our page on anti-wrinkle injections to learn more and book a consultation.
Profhilo treatments can add firmness and radiance, giving the skin some much-needed hydration and restoring its integrity and form. The results are clear (see for yourself on our Profhilo treatment page), and there is minimal downtime of around 30 minutes.
Profhilo uses the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (64mg/2ml) currently available. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, both of which can degrade with age and sun exposure, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Rather than sitting under the skin and forming a bulk, it spreads to where it is needed and provides a natural, all-over rejuvenating effect.
Profhilo treatment uses 5 injections on either side of the face. These sting a little, but it’s generally not a painful procedure, and it lasts for around 28 days.
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to volumize and hydrate the soft tissues of the face, filling out wrinkles and fine lines. They replace some of the fullness that can disappear with age and may also stimulate collagen production, creating more of an even and youthful complexion.
Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance lips and cheeks and to improve contours, although these treatments are more popular with women. Speak with your practitioner to discover how dermal fillers can help you and where they are best used.
The HydraFacial is a 6-step process that delivers instant results and is suitable for all men, from oily skin to dry skin and from young to old.
The steps include:
- Cleanse and Peel: The skin is lightly exfoliated to uncover a new layer. Dead skin cells are removed from the outer layer, and the skin underneath is much softer and smoother.
- Extract and Hydrate: Debris is extracted from the pores, and the skin is hydrated and nourished with moisturisers.
- Fuse and Protect: The skin is saturated with antioxidants and peptides. Additional enhancements can include lymphatic drainage, which helps to remove toxins, as well as LED light treatment to stimulate collagen and reduce redness.
You only need one session to see the benefits, and there are no limits to how many sessions you can have. However, it’s best to wait at least 4 weeks before you return for another session.
Visit our HydraFacial page to book a free consultation and discover how this treatment can help you.