For the 'MAN'KIND!

Dermatology clinics are observing a steady growth in the number of men seeking cosmetic treatments. Men have become conscious about their looks and overall aesthetic appearance, be it a college student or a working professional. Aesthetic treatments are now being viewed as a method of self enhancement just like exercising or wearing good clothes. The difference between men and women with respect to skin treatments is, men prefer procedures that won't take much time, least invasive and have minimal or no side effects.  

Laser Hair Reduction: Unwanted hair growth in certain areas of our body is a cause of concern in every individual irrespective of gender. Laser hair reduction entails the use of a laser device to impair the growth of unwanted hair. During treatment laser heats the follicle, thereby impairing their ability to re-grow. As hair grows in cycles, multiple sessions are needed for adequate results. Primelase hair reduction treatment is a safe and effective way to obtain optimum results even for darker skin tones. Men can get great results for unwanted hair especially for beard, chest, shoulder, back and ear lobes. Beard shaping by laser has become popular treatment among men these days.

Chemical peel: Chemical peels contain active ingredients that stimulate the shedding of the top layer of the skin. When the dead skin cells are removed, a new layer is produced that is fresh and rejuvenated giving a younger and healthier skin. Professional chemical peels are one of the most sought after treatments by men of all age. It's more popular because of their ability to treat a wide variety of skin conditions such as open pores, oily skin, acne, pigmentation, blemishes, dullness and tanning.

Microneedle Radio frequency for Scar revision: This revolutionary technology is aimed at improving acne scars, wrinkles, pores, stretch marks, surgical scars and skin laxity. Secret RF microneedle procedure is a promising treatment for men looking to get an even skin texture and new healthy skin, through an efficient process of collagen remodeling without the risk of invasive surgical procedures.

Medi-facial: Medi-facial treatments such as Hydrafacial is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment involving 4 systematic steps beginning with exfoliation, peel, extraction and hydration. It is perfect solution for men who are looking to get firmer, plumper and brighter skin in under 45 minutes. It gives immediate results with no downtime. 

Neurotoxin: Men like women fear ageing and nothing is more gratifying than have your age lines disappear in 48 hours. This treatment involves injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin A (Botox) into the muscles in order to relax them and smooth away wrinkles and lines with no surgery or recovery time. For men, looking to refresh their looks, botox is magical wand that can get rid of frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crows feet and more. 

Dermal Fillers: The injectable fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, that our body produces naturally. As men age, they begin to show prominent nasolabial folds and eye bags giving an old and tired appearance. Dermal fillers are injected into the desired furrows, under eyes and cheeks to give a younger fuller, looking face. The difference is seen immediately and the skin appears naturally supple and smooth.

Price: Cost of each of these procedures depends upon the area of treatment. Usually, it starts from Rs 5000 and goes further in case of multiple treatment options or type of procedure one opt for. 

— Dr Atula Gupta is a dermatologistDisclaimer: Always check with a specialist before going ahead with this procedure

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