WHY DO MEN DEVELOP WRINKLES?
As already mentioned, men have different skin than women. Testosterone or male hormone increases the thickness of their skin and prevents them from developing wrinkles. But they are still inclined to develop deep wrinkles because of their facial expressions.
Men start to develop wrinkles later than women, but when the signs of aging appear on their faces, they quickly become very noticeable. Men start to look tired because of saggy skin, dark circles and puffy eyes.
How men age is also connected to genetics but some other factors also contribute to the appearance of wrinkles like dehydration, smoking, exposure to the sun and some medications.
LUCIA CLINIC’S WRINKLE TREATMENTS FOR MEN
Wrinkle treatments for men are not very different from wrinkle treatments for women. Men can also choose to have minimally invasive injectable treatments or non-invasive procedures to treat their wrinkles. The only difference may be the fact that men generally need more treatment sessions or a higher dosage of injectables.
From injectable wrinkle treatments, men can choose between Dermal Fillers and Botox.
DERMAL FILLERS FOR MEN
Dermal Fillers are an excellent way to restore the lost volume on men’s faces. They can be injected into the different facial areas including the jawline, cheekbones, under eyes, temples, chin and Marionette lines. Fillers can plump sunken cheeks and hollow temples and reduce deep wrinkles around the mouth or on the chin.
However, it is very important that men keep their masculine look after Filler treatment. Therefore Lucia’s doctors first create a customized treatment plan that will address men’s wrinkle concerns but also keep their masculine facial anatomy.
Men can choose between different dermal Fillers all depending on their aesthetic goals and expectations. The most commonly used Fillers are hyaluronic acid and collagen stimulator ones.
HA fillers hydrate and plump the skin. They are in a form of a gel and when injected they keep the results of the treatment from 6 to 12 months. Collagen stimulator fillers keep the results even longer because they trigger the production of collagen and reduce aging signs effectively.
Dermal Fillers treatment is straightforward -once injected, they immediately achieve the desired result. The lost volume is restored, wrinkles are less noticeable and skin is plump and smooth.
Even though Dermal Fillers treatment is done with needles it is only mildly uncomfortable and most patients tolerate it really well. The possible side effects include mild swelling, redness and tenderness, but they quickly resolve.
BOTOX TREATMENT FOR MEN
Botox is an excellent anti-aging injectable procedure that can enhance the natural beauty of the skin by taking off years from the face. It can reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles or prevent wrinkles from developing.
Botox can be injected in different facial areas including the forehead, nose, outer corners of the eyes and neck. It is very effective in reducing wrinkles known as bunny lines, smile lines, crow’s feet and frown lines.
During the treatment, Botox is injected into previously chosen muscles on the face. It relaxes these muscles by blocking the signals that cause their contractions. That way, the patient stops making facial expressions that cause wrinkles.
Botox treatment is very short and it is minimally uncomfortable. Botox is injected with very fine needles that don’t cause pain. After the treatment, there is no need for downtime, so patients can carry on with their daily activities. There are only minor side effects like stinging, redness and mild bruising of the area that was treated, but these sensitivities should stop really quickly.
The patient will see the full results 5 to 10days post-procedure. The effects of Botox treatment last between 3 to 5 months. After that Botox fully dissolves and the patient can have an additional touch-up treatment. The targeted muscles will begin to contract again which can cause wrinkles to return. But, these wrinkles may be less deep than before the treatment because the patient got used to not repeating facial expressions that caused the wrinkles to initially appear. It’s all up to the patient to repeat the treatment or not.
There are also various non-invasive wrinkle treatments that men can choose from.
ULTHERAPY FOR WRINKLES
Ultherapy is a brilliant treatment for firming and lifting saggy skin on the face and neck. It can lift brows and firm the chin. The treatment is done with an advanced ultrasound device that can treat even the difficult-to-reach areas. It is very effective in regenerating collagen fibers and subtly lifting the skin.
With Ultherapy treatment, men don’t have to undergo a surgical facelift. Instead, they can look younger after several Ultherapy treatment sessions. This procedure can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in a single session. But the real beauty of Ultherapy lies in its ability to awaken the body’s own healing processes that gradually improve facial contours. It is also completely safe and non-invasive. It doesn’t require downtime and doesn’t cause significant side effects.
The best results are visible a few month after the treatment once the collagen has built up. The skin on the face is lifted, wrinkles are less visible and the whole face appears fresher and more rejuvenated.
Ultherapy represents a new way of fighting against the signs of aging. Men can really benefit from this treatment especially if they wish to avoid more invasive procedures. After a few sessions, their faces appear youthful and fresh again.
CLEAR + BRILLIANT LASER TREATMENT
Clear + Brilliant is an advanced laser procedure that fights against the signs of aging and refreshes the skin.
It effectively reduces wrinkles like forehead lines, smile lines and crow’s feet because it triggers the production of collagen and elastin which make the skin firm and youthful-looking. The treatment also enhances the skin tone and texture and makes it smoother. It gently exfoliates the surface layer of the skin and reveals fresh and healthy skin underneath. Clear + Brilliant rejuvenates the skin cells by awakening the dormant cells once the dead cells are removed.
It improves the overall condition of the skin- it eliminates wrinkles and dark spots and firms saggy skin.
After the treatment, the skin is fresh, bright and younger-looking. Since it is a gentle laser treatment it doesn’t require downtime. Once the best results are achieved they can last for years.
CLEARLIFT LASER TREATMENT
ClearLift is one of the most advanced anti-aging treatments that achieve brilliant results. It is safe, non-invasive and very effective in eliminating the signs of aging.
The laser can reach deeper layers of the skin while keeping the surface layer undamaged. It repairs the imperfections like wrinkles and fine lines, redness, large pores and others.
It is a painless procedure that can be done on any skin type and it effectively improves the laxity of the skin.
It is a fast and safe treatment that doesn’t require downtime.
THERMAGE FOR EYES AND FACE TREATMENT
Men usually notice the first signs of aging around their eyes. The skin around the eyes is thin and loses the collagen and elastin and soon develops wrinkles. It also starts to droop which makes men appear older and tired.
Thermage for eyes can rejuvenate the area around the eyes and make it brighter. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed with RF energy. This energy tightens the skin and makes it radiant and youthful-looking. This treatment is also known as a non-surgical eyelift but it doesn’t require downtime or stitches.
During the treatment, radiofrequency is delivered deep into the dermis layer where there is an abundance of collagen. Once the new collagen is stimulated to produce, wrinkles and fine lines get reduced, eyelids get firmer and more toned and eyelid hooding is eliminated.
The best results of Thermage treatment can be noticed 3 months after.
Thermage can also be performed on lips, neck, jawline or other facial areas that have lost definition or developed wrinkles.
Other minimally invasive wrinkle treatments for men are Micro-needling and Meso-threads.
MICRO-NEEDLING OR DERMAPEN™
Dermapen is a unique micro-needling device used for rejuvenation, firming and lifting of the skin. It enhances the appearance of the skin by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, eliminating acne and other scars and reducing stretch marks.
The treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which in turn repair and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment helps the skin to re-grow the new top layer and thus improve its damaged surface. The treatment is done with controlled precision which makes it absolutely safe and effective. The device consists of very fine micro-needles that are only minimally invasive and minimally uncomfortable.
The major benefit of Micro-needling is that once collagen is built up the skin is firmer and smoother. The signs of aging are eliminated and tired-looking skin is bright and healthy again.
The Meso-threads procedure is best for rejuvenating and firming the skin. It is a non-surgical treatment that can improve wrinkled and saggy skin. It involves inserting the threads that dissolve after 6 or 8 months. The threads stimulate collagen production that keeps the skin well-structured. The results of this treatment can last for 18months.
The treatment is minimally invasive and brings excellent results. It makes the skin better toned, smoother and firmer.
It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lifts the skin and makes it appear youthful again.
There are a lot of advantages of Meso-threads treatment – it is fast, safe and effective and it leaves no scars on the skin. The results are long-term and natural-looking.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WRINKLE TREATMENTS FOR MEN?
First of all, all Lucia Clinic’s wrinkle treatments for men are FDA-approved. This makes them safe for most patients.
Secondly, wrinkle treatments are non-surgical- they leave no scars and don’t require incisions.
Finally, Lucia’s wrinkle treatments for men are minimally invasive or non-invasive at all, which makes them quite tolerable for most patients.
They require minimal to no downtime and achieve brilliant results – rejuvenated, smooth and vibrant skin.
After Lucia’s wrinkle treatments men can feel that their confidence is returning because they look youthful and rejuvenated even though they have kept their masculinity.