At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology in San Francisco, we believe that great skin knows no gender. Women have long been the top cosmetic patients in the U.S., but more and more men are realizing how a simple at-home skincare routine, combined with a few in-office treatments, can pay off with healthy-looking skin that defies its age. Our physicians and skincare specialists are well versed in the skincare concerns unique to men, and we have some of the industry’s most leading-edge tools and technology to keep you looking as young and vibrant as you feel.
BOTOX Cosmetic treatments for men (playfully referred to as “Brotox”) continue to increase in demand at our practice. BOTOX is an injectable neuromodulator that temporarily smoothes wrinkles around the eyes and throughout other areas of the upper face. BOTOX injections a simple way to look younger and less tired and stressed.
Before & After BOTOX*
Photos courtesy of Allergan, Inc. *Your results may vary.
BOTOX Cosmetic works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause some of our most prominent wrinkles. When administered by the skincare professionals at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, BOTOX creates results that are incredibly natural-looking without any sort of “frozen” effect. Its results typically take about a week to fully emerge, and they can last for up to 6 months before gradually fading away.
Like BOTOX Cosmetic, dermal fillers are injectable products that reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But unlike BOTOX, the active ingredients in these products physically fill in wrinkles and add volume to some hollow-looking areas of the face.
At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, our most popular fillers include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®. Although these products are similar to one another, they each have small differences that make them uniquely suited to a variety of specific concerns. During your consultation, your injector closely evaluates your face and listens to your goals to develop a plan that completely meets your needs.
We find that some patients benefit from undergoing both BOTOX and fillers at the same time. This approach creates more significant results by addressing a variety of areas of the face with discreet injections that don’t leave scars or require time off work.
Unwanted hair can occur almost anywhere on the body, and daily shaving is a nuisance at best. Effective and long lasting, laser hair removal works by directing laser energy to unwanted hair. The pigment in the hair absorbs the energy, destroying the follicle and preventing future growth. Laser hair removal can be administered nearly anywhere that unwanted hair grows, including the face, back, chest, and abdomen. Typically, ideal results require multiple procedures to ensure each hair is targeted at a specific point in its growth cycle.
Laser treatments also help an increasing number of men deal with excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. The miraDry® system targets unwanted perspiration by destroying underarm sweat glands.
Loose and sagging skin can be a stubborn and frustrating sign of aging. Our skincare professionals are pleased to offer a variety of trusted non-surgical skin tightening options. For example, Ultherapy® uses directed ultrasound energy to stimulate the skin to contract and build more of its own collagen. Thermage® uses radiofrequency energy to achieve similar results. Our skincare professionals help you select the treatment that is likely to give you the results you want.
Laser and light therapies are the go-to treatments for clearing spider veins, broken capillaries, and other vascular discolorations. These color irregularities can be embarrassing and prone to worsening with age, further compounding the issue. Many of our doctors’ male patients benefit from regular vascular laser treatments to treat rosacea, broken capillaries on the nose and cheeks, and general facial redness. Dr. Welsh, Dr. Hui, and our nurses also specialize in lasers that treat brown spots caused by sun exposure.
In men, unwanted fat tends to accumulate in the midsection and can be difficult to resolve with diet and exercise alone, especially as they age. CoolSculpting is a simple, completely non-invasive technique that uses fat’s vulnerability to cold to destroy it — a patented process called Cryolipolysis®. CoolSculpting patients can anticipate a total fat reduction of about 25% after a single treatment.1
Often used by athletes to soothe sore muscles during training, whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is a quick, effective treatment to reduce inflammation and improve your overall well-being, keeping you on the go. Our unenclosed “cryosauna” allows you to breathe regular air while your lower body is briefly exposed to very low temperatures. Get back to your everyday activities immediately after treatment, feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.
1Coleman S.R., Sachdeva K., Egbert B.M. Preciado J., Allison J., Clinical efficacy of noninvasive cryolipolysis and its effects on peripheral nerves, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: 2009; 33(4):482-488.