Question: Are there simple things that men can do to improve their appearance without downtime?
Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Kenkel answers:
Today we have many options to help men look and feel better without having a prolonged downtime. Here are my top 5 things for you to consider:
#1 –Sunblock – It sounds so simple, but many people do not take the time to protect their skin. You have to understand that you are subjected to sun exposure 12 months of the year, even if you are only in your car. Make sunblock a priority every morning, and reapply if you are outside for longer than 60-120 minutes. There have been many advances in sunblock, including “transparent” zinc oxide blocks and spray-on blocks. These products help prevent the aging process related to sun exposure and decrease your risk for skin cancers.
#2 –MD Directed Skin Care – Skin care works! I have been on it for almost 15 years! It helps cleanse, protect, and turn over the outer layers of your skin and builds up the collagen in your skin. Remember you cannot do #2 without doing #1!
#3 –A Light Peel or Light-Based Treatment 2 Times a Year – Light peels (2 days of a fine peel) or a few treatments with intense pulsed light will help turn over that outer layer of your skin, improving the pigmentation, redness, and texture of the skin. This treatment is particularly helpful after the intense sun exposure of the spring and summer.
#4 –Botulinum Toxin – Products such as Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® can help decrease the strength of some of the facial muscles that can make us look angry or tired. These simple treatments last about 3 months and require no downtime. We perform the procedure in a way that allows the patient’s face to animate and not have a “frozen” appearance.
#5 – Filler Products – As we age we lose volume in our face. This hollowing can be reversed for 9 to 12 months with a simple office-based injection of a product made out of hyaluronic acid (similar to what we have in our skin already). The injections are done in the office under a topical anesthetic. There is no downtime, and the results may last as long as a year. They are completely reversible if need be.
Consider any and all of these treatments to help you look as good as you feel!
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