Anti-aging is no longer a concern exclusive to aesthetically-minded packs of middle-aged women. According to a 2007 survey by Men’s Health, a third of men 18 to 59 say it’s "very or extremely acceptable" to use anti-aging products. "Guys definitely want to look younger, and they're interested in having the tools to do so," said Brian Boye, fashion editor for the magazine. Since the drive for men to look youthful is at an all time high, the cosmetic market is aiming to capitalize on the new focus. That’s good news for male consumers, too: it’s an ideal time for men to take advantage of innovative and effective treatments that can leave them looking younger and feeling confident. Read on to learn more about the five hottest anti-aging trends for men:
Moisturizer, Lotion, Cold Creams, Oh My!
If you haven’t already discovered the benefits of a daily moisturizer, now’s your chance to jump on board. Moisturizer gives skin the necessary hydration to perform regular functions like circulation, repair, and even fight wrinkles. Dry skin is one of the main culprits behind fine lines. Like the numerous species of box turtles, moisturizers come in a variety for every preference. Dry skin should look for a moisturizer with a creamy consistency whereas oily skin should seek a gel formula for lightweight hydration. Plus, using a moisturizer as part of your daily routine is a good opportunity to add in additional benefits; many moisturizers also contain SPF protection, gradual tanners, glycolic acid for exfoliation, and mattifying properties. If you’re going to be applying moisturizer immediately after a shave, look for one that’s labeled non-comedogenic, or non-pore clogging.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works From the Inside Out
Laser skin rejuvenation is an umbrella form for all cosmetic treatments that utilize laser light to lessen the visibility of age spots, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and increase skin elasticity. Laser skin rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for men with busy schedules or men who are looking to keep their skin treatments on the down low—there is no healing time associated with lasers. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure, meaning it involves no surgical tools. No skin is removed with laser skin rejuvenation.
Botox Turns Back Time
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, BOTOX Cosmetic® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the country. Using a solution called botulinum toxin A, Botox literally loosens up wrinkles by relaxing the muscle contractions that cause them. For men, Botox is particularly useful for a furrowed brow, smile lines, and crow’s feet. Botox won’t make you loose your masculine look—you’ll just have less wrinkles. Much of Botox’s large fan base is due to the injectable’s nearly immediate results. A couple of injections in the rights areas move faster than an upbeat foxtrot.
eMatrix Uses Electronic Waves
eMatrix is an innovative new treatment that has been gaining popularity amongst people interested in improving the appearance of their skin. Users claim that the non-invasive treatment leaves them looking younger and refreshed. Rather than using ablative tools or lasers, eMatrix uses radio frequencies to heat the deepest layers of the skin, which triggers a healing mechanism. And since only the lowest layers of the skin are affected, the skin’s delicate epidermis remains unharmed. This is a selling point for many clients when choosing between eMatrix and laser skin rejuvenation. eMatrix runs no risk of damaging any part of your skin: no singeing, rancid smells, or flashes of light that feel like rubber band snaps.
There’s a reason classics stick around for a long time. Microdermabrasion remains an effective way to defend yourself against aging because it significantly removes superficial skin and fades detriments like acne scars and fine lines over time. Moreover, microdermabrasion is a fine option for people who just want their smooth as a well-oiled motorcar. Unlike laser skin rejuvenation or eMatrix, microdermabrasion uses manual exfoliation to reveal fresh skin. Microdermabrasion is an ideal treatment for men with acne scarring and leftover red marks. One of the perks of microdermabrasion is that it’s rather customizable; if you’re in need of a more vigorous treatment, your skincare specialist will be able to accommodate you.
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The skincare specialists in New Image Specialists’ exclusive network of experienced practitioners know to customize their treatments for male patients. If you’d like to learn more about any of the treatments listed above or to schedule a free consultation with a skincare expert in your area, contact our representatives today!