One skincare trend that we are absolutely loving right now?
Men taking better care of their skin!
Facials, clinical treatments and skincare routines are no longer women-only domains - guys of all ages are waking up to the benefits of a little TLC on their appearance, confidence and even their mental health!
We have many male clients here at Blanc, and we love to see people of all genders investing in their self care.
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we felt it was a great time to shine a light on our most popular treatments for male clients.
Firstly, it’s important to understand that there are some important differences between men and women when it comes to skin, and therefore require a slightly different approach.
Men tend to be more prone to oiliness due to a higher presence of testosterone, making them more prone to congestion, acne, large pores and other blemishes. By age 50, however, it’s common for these oil secretions to slow down.
SKIN THICKNESS AND AGEING
Men tend to have thicker skin than women (around 20% thicker, in fact), making it less fragile and generally more resilient to the effects of UV damage. It also contains more collagen (lucky!) which declines at a consistent rate, lending them a firmer, plumper appearance overall. Women, on the other hand, often experience a quick drop in collagen after menopause.
While men have a lot of natural advantages when it comes to skin, many external factors can contribute to a decline in a decline in skin health. Habitual shaving can damage the skin barrier, and a tendency to forgo regular skincare routines and SPF can leave men more prone to environmental damage and skin cancer.
GO-TO TREATMENTS FOR MEN
While there are some key differences between the skin of men and women, we all experience concerns like sun damage, large pores, acne, congestion, dryness, rosacea, lines and wrinkles at some point in our lives.
Guys, if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to skin, keep reading to learn about our most popular in-clinic treatments for men!
There is no better place to start than with one of our deeply relaxing and nourishing facials. For guys who are not used to this sort of personal care - it will be completely revelatory and maybe even life changing (yes, our girls are that good)!
- This 90 minute experience includes:
- Facial steam (and extractions upon request)
- Personalised peel
- Signature facial massage
- EMS workout (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)
- Mesoestetic 3D Nano Crystal Mask for face, neck and décolletage (choice of stem cell or collagen 360)
- Customised ampule cocktail LED Therapy
Skin needling is a really popular treatment for guys because it’s amazing for a wide range of issues like uneven texture, large pores, acne, scarring, rosacea and fine lines and wrinkles. Using a micro-needling device, we can create fine micro-injuries in the skin that trigger a natural healing process to boost collagen and elastin. A full face treatment includes mesotherapy, a hydrating mask and finishing products. Red or near infrared LED Light Therapy can be added to each session to enhance results.
Guys love our clinical peels because they offer fast and transformative results. The results are often instant and very satisfying, and will have you leaving the clinic fresh-faced and glowing. We offer a comprehensive range of clinical peels here at Blanc, From gentle lunchtime enzyme peels with no downtime, through to intensive peels that dramatically increase skin turnover, we have something for every skin type and concern.
Anti-wrinkle injections are becoming increasingly popular with men, as it’s a discreet and subtle way to smooth the skin, improve overall texture and reduce lines and wrinkles. No, you won’t look frozen and emotionless - in fact, most people won't be able to tell you’ve had this treatment at all! We recommend starting as early as possible to prevent those deep lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place.
Wanting to treat your body too? Emsculpt is a hugely popular treatment with men as it has the ability to quickly sculpt the body, improve muscle definition and melt unwanted fat. Using high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy, Emsculpt triggers supramaximal contractions that cannot be achieved by voluntary muscle contraction. Causing up to 20,000 muscle contractions in 30 minutes, Emsculpt constricts muscles and targets fat loss by signalling fat cells in the area to break down their contents and release them as free fatty acids as muscles simultaneously thicken and strengthen.
If you’re not sure exactly what treatment is right for you, pop in for an in-depth consultation with one of our dermal therapists. We encourage our male followers and readers to take the plunge and start investing in their skin at Blanc.
You will thank us for it!