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Cosmetic Procedures Surge Among Men

Posted: March 7, 2013

In today’s fiercely competitive job market, research shows an increased demand for cosmetic procedures among men hoping that a fresh look will improve their chances of advancing their careers. While men are seeking the same treatments women have long embraced, dermatologists find the distinct differences between men’s and women’s skin biology, facial anatomy and aging process play a role as to why genders have different rejuvenation needs.

AAD expert

Information is provided by Ivan D. Camacho, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice and a voluntary assistant professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami.

Men's skin differs from women's

While men have traditionally spent less time caring for their skin than women, growing social acceptance of cosmetic procedures and increased awareness of nonsurgical options has resulted in more men pursing these treatments. Primarily driven by hormonal differences, Camacho explains what makes men’s skin different:

Beyond shaving cream and aftershave

From overall concerns about looking tired to specific complaints about deep expression lines, uneven complexions, excessive hair, hair loss, shaving rashes, sweating, and age spots, men are becoming more interested in achieving greater results than at-home skin care can offer. Camacho highlighted the following treatment options that specifically address common concerns among men:

Camacho's tips for men

Camacho cautioned that men should not look for a “one size fits all” approach to skin care. Rather, they should consult a board-certified dermatologist about establishing a skin-care routine based on their individual skin type and their goals for slowing the aging process. However, he offered the following basic skin care tips that all men can incorporate into their routine:

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