Posts for: February, 2019
The landscape for men’s cosmetic needs continues to evolve, with Botox® for men being front and center. Men like to look good, too, and more men than ever are now getting minimally-invasive treatments such as Botox® and other fillers and injectables. And why not? They work! This explains why year after year, the numbers continue to rise. The desire to look younger and more refreshed, which translates to feeling better about yourself, seems to be the order of the day.
Injectables for Men
The taboo associated with men getting cosmetic procedures is now in the rearview mirror. Botox® or botulinum toxin type A has always been a fan favorite among women, and now men are helping to fuel its popularity as well. More men are getting injections, more commonly known by their brand names as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Wrinkle prevention for men shows no signs of letting up. Statistics show that more men are embracing cosmetic surgery. And with prevention in mind, other studies show that Botox® clients are skewing younger.
What is Botox® and How Does it Work?
Botox® is an injectable that blocks nerve impulse and weakens facial muscles, reducing or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. A highly-skilled dermatologist injects the substance right under the skin into certain areas, giving the face a rejuvenated look. Because there’s no downtime, it’s often referred to as a lunchtime procedure.
What are the Target Areas for Botox® for Men?
Like women, men are targeting the horizontal lines on the forehead. But they’re also getting injections on the sides of their eyes to go after the squinting lines and Crow’s feet. Besides Botox®, men are also getting Juvéderm®, a hyaluronic acid used to smooth facial wrinkles and folds, and KYBELLA®, used to dissolve fat cells under the skin, thereby eliminating the double chin. They’re also getting soft-tissue fillers or dermal fillers.
Reasons Men Get Botox® and Other Fillers
Obviously, the end game for both men and women is a more refreshed, youthful looking appearance. But more men are getting injectables to stay more competitive in the workplace, look better on social media, and online dating profile pictures.
How Many Injections Do I Need?
Botox® takes only about 10 minutes, and you’ll notice an improvement with your skin within 24 to 48 hours. The results can last up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. It may take longer to see the results from other injectables. But like any treatment or procedure, the number of injections needed is customized, based on the patient’s goals and needs. We'll discuss Botox and other injectables in more detail when you come in for your complimentary consultation.
Make an Appointment to See Us
We’re ready to help you look and feel your best. Call us at 561-498-4407 and make an appointment to discuss your aesthetic goals, along with the cosmetic possibilities to help you get there. Let us give you the personal attention you deserve, and help you look as young as you feel.
The sun’s penetrating rays can be unforgiving. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Every year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than the total number of all cancers. But the sun isn’t alone in the blame. Tanning beds can also be harmful.
What Are the Most Common Skin Cancers?
The three main types of skin cancer are melanoma (which is the most serious type) and two nonmelanoma skin cancers - Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Both of these nonmelanoma skin cancers are usually very treatable, especially if caught early.
Who Can Get Skin Cancer?
People who have dark skin tones often believe they are not at risk for developing skin cancer, but that is a dangerous misconception. Although dark skin does not burn in the sun as easily as fair skin, everyone, no matter their race or ethnicity is at risk for skin cancer. That’s true even for people who don’t typically get sunburns. It does not matter if you consider your skin light, dark, or somewhere in the middle. You are at risk for skin cancer.
You can help lessen your risk of getting by taking precautions, such as regularly using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and making sure your sunscreen has UVA AND UVB protection.
What Are the Signs of Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer typically develops on areas of our bodies that are most often exposed to the sun: face, hands, arms, chest, neck, and legs. But it can also be found in other areas not associated with the sun, including beneath your fingernails or toenails, the palms of your hands, and the genital area. The signs and symptoms of skin cancer vary according to the type of cancer, but usually include different spots or speckles, or a mole that changes in color or size. If you’re worried about any changes to your skin, make an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Treatment options vary and will depend on the size and location of the lesion. Here at Feinstein Dermatology, we use a couple of effective treatments. One of them is Mohs surgery (microscopically controlled surgery). It’s a fairly minor surgery that’s performed under local anesthesia and done in stages in one visit in the comfort of our office. We also perform the latest non-invasive treatment option for nonmelanoma skin cancer, a superficial radiation therapy technique called Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT).
What is Superficial Radiation Therapy?
Superficial Radiation Therapy, a low energy form of x-ray technology is becoming more popular. The treatment uses very focused, low-doses of radiation that only penetrates the skin’s surface, effectively destroying these cancers. The doses go only skin deep, which help minimize scarring and deep tissue damage. It does not involve anesthesia or cutting. Patients receive treatments about once or twice or week, over a series of weeks. There’s very little to no downtime.
Make an Appointment to See Us
If you’re looking for Delray Beach skin cancer treatments or for more information on Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT), call us and make an appointment. As a full-service skin care dermatology and cosmetic surgery center, we treat several skin conditions and offer the best cosmetic and anti-aging treatments in South Florida. We look forward to meeting you!
Nearly everything – our food choices, the environment, stress, the sun, smoking cigarettes, and more - impacts our skin. It becomes very clear on our faces with fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, and acne. Facials work wonders to counteract many of those negative influences. No wonder they are the second most popular spa treatments after massages. Today, you can choose from a smorgasbord of different types of facials, but the one that everyone is raving about is the gentle, non-invasive treatment - HydraFacial MD®. Hello, facial rejuvenation!
Do I Need a Facial?
You may be asking yourself, “Do I need a facial?” In our opinion, the answer, of course, is an unequivocally – YES! Do you want healthier-looking skin? A facial can help get you there, detoxifying the skin and promoting blood circulation. It also helps with lymphatic drainage and reduces puffiness, and helps reduce stress, because it’s so relaxing. It’s a great anti-aging treatment. A facial massage is the absolute best!
What Is a HydraFacial MD®?
The HydraFacial MD® is arguably the best facial on the market today. This incredible resurfacing procedure utilizes award-winning, patented technology to cleanse and detoxify, extract, hydrate, rejuvenate, and protect your skin. It delivers immediate results and long-term benefits without downtime or irritation. It’s completely customizable.
How Does a HydraFacial MD® Work?
Like all facials, HydraFacial MD® cleanses the skin - a crucial first step. That’s followed by gentle exfoliation, but not just any kind of exfoliation. This facial incorporates a scrub-free type of exfoliation known as microdermabrasion, which uncovers a new layer of skin. This is followed by relaxing resurfacing. The next step the aesthetician takes is to extract debris from pores with painless suction, and then nourish your skin with intensive moisturizers. The final steps involve saturating the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides.
What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial MD®?
You are going to be amazed at the number of benefits of HydraFacial MD®. It addresses so many skin care issues, including the following:
- Fine lines and Wrinkles
- Elasticity and Firmness (Skin Texture)
- Even Tone and Vibrancy
- Brown Spots
- Oily and Congested Skin (Enlarged Pores)
What’s Not to Like?
The end result is glowing and younger-looking skin - #facialskingoals. The treatment takes 30 minutes, and there is no downtime. You will immediately notice a dramatic improvement in the health of your skin. HydraFacial MD® is a “must” for your skincare routine. You get customized skin care that’s non-invasive, non-irritating, moisturizing, and soothing, revealing more beautiful skin. Are you in? Once you try HydraFacial MD®, it will instantly become your new obsession.
Talk to Us About HydraFacial MD®
It’s time for you to put your best face forward. Are you ready for better-looking skin? If so, call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery or email us and make an appointment to get the best HydraFacial MD® in Delray Beach. We specialize in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology with a focus on Mohs Micrographic Surgery, skin cancer detection and treatment, laser-based treatments, Botox, and aesthetic enhancements with dermal fillers. Here’s to vibrant and healthy skin!