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Men Are Getting on the Anti-Aging Bandwagon Too!

Cosmetic procedures, both of the surgical and non-surgical variety, are sought out by both men and women alike! At Horton SPA, we offer a full range of services to address the skin issues associated with the normal aging process, and we’re seeing that men are just as interested as women in keeping their skin looking fresh!

Here’s a list of services that have been most popular among our male patients:
freckles IPL:
As detailed in a previous blog post, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a broadband light treatment that targets red and brown pigments. The cumulative effect of time spent outdoors in the California sun leaves the skin looking dull and uneven. IPL specifically targets discoloration in the skin and wipes away dark pigment. The skin is left looking brighter and more even in tone and texture. In a few short sessions, the effects are comparable to undoing years of prolonged sun exposure. As an added benefit, IPL has been clinically shown to stimulate collagen, which is the component that maintains our skin’s elasticity. As we age, a gradual decrease in collagen is what leads to skin sagging and wrinkling. This simple, 20 minute procedure with no downtime leaves the skin looking younger and refreshed.

22 33 BOTOX® Injections:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the more popular treatments that men are seeking out. This treatment involves a few small injections of the BOTOX® product. It serves to relax the muscles of the upper face so that wrinkles are softened, and in many cases completely disappear, for 3 to 4 months. Common treatment areas are the “11 lines” between the brows and the “crow’s feet” around the eyes.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

BOTOX® injections block the signal from the nerve to the muscle so that the muscle cannot contract. When the muscle can’t contract, wrinkles can’t form! It is indeed a preventative in the sense that it keeps the muscle relaxed so that it does not become stronger through regular use, and, therefore, the wrinkles do not get worse over time.
freckles-2 Dermal Fillers:
Fillers are substances used to replace the volume that we lose from the face over time. At Horton SPA, we carry a full range of dermal fillers, and we are experts at working with you to determine which fillers are best to address your concerns and fulfill your aesthetic goals. Men are often concerned with the increased appearance of the lines around the mouth, also known as the nasolabial folds, which tend to age the face and give a tired appearance. Through the use of an injectable dermal filler, we can soften these lines and, in turn, give a desirable lift to the face. The procedure itself involves a few small injections, and the patient is adequately numbed beforehand to ensure comfort. The effect of the fillers tend to last anywhere between 6 and 18 months, depending on the product used.

66 Skincare Products:
In combination with the procedures listed above, the mainstay of good skin is a simple, streamlined skincare regimen. The key here is simple. At Horton SPA, we offer a broad selection of medical-grade skincare products that only contain ingredients that are clinically proven to prevent, repair, and correct cumulative damage to the skin. Schedule a free skincare consultation today and we will work with you to develop a quick and easy daily regimen to keep your skin looking fresh.

– Emily Sespaniak, NP-C

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA