Although it is true that skin care treatments have historically been marketed to women, it would be a mistake to assume that men do not care about having younger-looking skin. Here at Facial Aesthetic Concepts in Orange County, we treat many male patients who are looking to restore a healthy texture and tone to their skin. In this blog, our experts discuss some of the reasons for this trend.
Societal Norms Have Shifted
Male beauty standards have evolved over time, as have perspectives about masculinity. While men were once discouraged from paying attention to their own appearance, that is no longer the case. It is acceptable, if not expected, that men will try to dress and groom in a way that improves their appearance. This also includes adopting a skin care routine to keep skin looking youthful.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we have witnessed an increase in male patients, confirming a shift in attitudes. There is little doubt that some of this can be attributed to the pandemic and the prevalence of remote work. On video conference software, men looked at their own image throughout the day and may have started to notice imperfections that they would like to address. They may also witness other men experiencing the social and professional benefits of looking young and then decide to take better care of their skin to reap those rewards.
How Male Skin Is Different
The biological differences between male and female skin can warrant slightly different techniques. The higher levels of testosterone in men makes their skin thicker. Because male skin has extra pores and sebaceous glands, it is also oilier and more prone to breaking out. Some skin treatments can help to shrink pores and minimize acne.
Male skin also tends to have more collagen, which can make signs of aging appear later in men. At the same time, men do want to retain a youthful appearance indefinitely, so wrinkle reduction and skin tightening procedures are popular. Laser treatments, peels, and injectables are all effective at refreshing the skin.
Meet with Our Experts to Devise a Treatment Plan
If you are a man who wants to start being more proactive when it comes to your skin, let our professionals help. After examining your skin, we can find treatments that are effective and correspond with your budget so that you look and feel younger in your own skin. To schedule a free consultation, please call (949) 430-7535.