Yes, ladies, despite the oft-heard complaint that “men age better than women” (which we disagree with, for the record), we actually treat men for the very same issues that women face, as we develop skin care routines for skin type, not gender. No matter your gender or your skin type, it’s up to you to take good care of your skin. Fortunately, we're here to help!
Certainly, there are some differences between skin care for men and women. Men’s facial skin tends to be thicker and oilier than women’s, and some studies even state men usually have more collagen. Due to the larger presence of testosterone in men, men’s skin also tends to have larger pores that produce more sebum.
Men and women can have different triggers for breakouts, whether it’s hormonal or environmental, and women often need cleansing products that thoroughly remove makeup at the end of the day (although makeup is growing more popular among men as well — our male patients love Sheer Defense), our sheer, universally-tinted sunscreen). Men also tend to shave or use hair removal products more frequently on their faces, and some of our male patients tell us they see similar effects from shaving as dermaplaning.
Despite these slight differences, overall, men have the same skin concerns as women — anti-aging, pigmentation, scarring and breakouts, to name just a few. Recently our male patients have asked for microneedling to clear and improve the appearance of pores, chemical peels to combat dullness, and filler for under-eye hollowing. And those Skin Pharm products you ladies know and love? Don't be surprised if your other half starts dipping into your stash. Many of our male patients use Clarifying Pads, Youth Serum and Clear Defense, too. A lot of male patients use Eye Sculpt, as everyone can benefit from some extra TLC around the eye area.
Since men experience hair loss more frequently than women, some of our male patients have asked if we offer any procedures at Skin Pharm to combat thinning hair. We'd suggest adding PRP injections to the scalp for hair restoration, and we do this often with our male patients. If you're worried about procedures affecting your facial hair, some research shows that Kybella and photofacials can actually cause hair loss, so we need to proceed with caution if you want to keep that beard. We’d be happy to discuss options with you!
The reality is, everyone ages! That’s right, we’re all in this together, and we believe that we’re all aging like fine wines. And no matter what your skin concerns are, there are some simple steps you can take to make that journey as enjoyable as it should be. If there’s something about your skin that’s bothering you, we’d like to help you find a solution. If you’re interested in upping your skin care game, we suggest scheduling a consultation so we can learn more about your skin concerns and create the best skin care plan for you.