In his last blog post, Los Angeles-area plastic surgeon George Sanders acknowledged that men (as well as women) can greatly benefit from cosmetic treatment for the chest, body and face. However, rejuvenating the face does not always require surgery. Certain non-surgical facial rejuvenation options can help men that are just starting to see signs of aging and want quick results with little downtime. Here, Dr. Sanders reviews those options.
Facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injectables is a fast and easy solution for mild to moderate signs of aging. Botox, for example, is great for minimizing crow’s feet as well as lines on the forehead. Juvederm and Restylane can be used to fill in deeper wrinkles and facial folds around the nose and mouth, and to replenish lost volume around the face. Results with cosmetic injectables last for a few months in the case of Botox and up to one or two years in the case of Juvederm.
Chemical peels are a wonderful way to address a range of skin imperfections, including age-related problems. This non-surgical treatment can lighten age spots and sun spots, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, shrink large pores and even improve the appearance of scarring. During a chemical peel, a special solution is applied to the skin, which causes the top layer of damaged skin to peel off and reveal fresh, healthy skin. A single chemical peel or a series of peels may be recommended, depending on the needs of the individual patient.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
In some ways, laser skin resurfacing is similar to chemical peels — both aim to get rid of the top layer of damaged skin to reveal healthier skin. Laser skin resurfacing treatment is great for improving lines and wrinkles, large pores, acne scars and brown spots. Dr. Sanders uses the Erbium laser, which is gentler than alternative technology and leads to fewer side effects. The result is radiant skin that looks youthful and healthy. The Erbium laser can be applied as either a traditional or fractional Fraxel treatment, depending on how great of a result is desired and how much of a recovery time can be tolerated. It’s possible to have a Fraxel laser treatment done and be back at work the next day.
Schedule a Facial Rejuvenation Consultation
If you would like to learn more about non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments for men, please contact the practice of Dr. George Sanders and schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Sanders will inquire about your specific skin concerns and goals, and design a customized plan of treatment for you. Call (818) 981-3333 to make your appointment.