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Skin Treatments are Great for Men and Women

In my practice I come across a lot of men who are very interested in cosmetic skin treatments, but they have this sinking feeling that skin treatments are just for women. They worry that their results will look unnatural and make them feel emasculated.

We all have images in our mind of botched facelifts, but cosmetic skin treatments done today by highly trained plastic surgeons are nothing like the procedures of old. The right plastic surgeon can incorporate both surgical and nonsurgical remedies to help improve your skin in a way that looks and feels natural.

Botox, for example, is a nonsurgical treatment that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in a manner that is subtle and natural looking. A day or two after receiving Botox injections, your colleagues and friends will think you look more rested and youthful, but they won’t be able to place their finger on why. You’ll simply look like you come back from a great vacation.

If you’re worried about results that are too dramatic, rest assured that procedures like Botox can be completely customized to your needs. If you simply want to take care of a few wrinkles here or there, you and your plastic surgeon can work out a regimen that makes sense for you.

You can also rest easy that the results of Botox are not permanent. Usually, results last about three to six months. To learn more about Botox in Venice, give my office a call at (310) 593-9608.

Another great skin treatment option for men is laser resurfacing. Active FX is my preferred laser resurfacing treatment. This treatment uses fractional technology to do away with sun damage and stimulate the growth of healthy new skin and collagen. It can be used to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, and other types of skin irregularities on the face, neck, and chest. Some men find that old acne scars seem to get darker with time. Active FX can be extremely effective at doing away with these sorts of long-term scars.

The most important decision you’ll make in your skin treatment is choosing the right plastic surgeon. As both a certified yoga instructor and plastic surgeon in Venice, CA, I value helping my patients live full, confident, healthy lives. Contact my office to more about my years of experience or to get your questions about possible skin treatments answered.

AUTHOR

Michael A. Giuffrida, MD

After establishing a successful plastic surgery practice on the East Coast and accumulating over 20 years of experience, I decided to open a new office in Venice Beach. I'm thrilled to be here and cannot wait to work with new patients in Los Angeles. In my spare time, you’re most likely to find me at the yoga studio. I’m an avid yoga practitioner, and recently completed my 200-hour teacher training through the Yoga Alliance. I also enjoy surfing, cycling, and spending time with my two sons.

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