Giving the rising stress in life that shows its effects on the skin and health, men are increasingly exploring anti-aging treatments and much more. While the menu of pampering services and exotic ingredients is extensive, we help simplify it with this list of the popular spa treatments that men love.
Spas are commonly perceived as an indulgence usually availed by women, but with the changing lifestyle trends, more and more men are realizing the need for spas and massages. Beyond the stress-relieving massages, men are also readily exploring skin enhancing and rejuvenating therapies. If you watch any TV, movies, videos or social media, you would have seen male stars looking well-groomed and prim. This constant inspiration along with the easy availability of salons and spas and other medi-spas servicing men has to lead to a widespread boom in the men’s grooming industry. If you too wish to put your money on a treatment, here’s our list of the ones that are worth investing in.
When it comes to facials, there are a lot of ways to exfoliate and a lot of ways to moisturize. Lactic acid, glycolic or chemical peels, and alpha hydroxyl acid are just some of the ways estheticians remove the outer layer of the epidermis. The degree to which each method works often depends on the formula, how strong it is, and how long it stays on.A facial exfoliates and hydrates the skin. Exfoliating can remove sebum oil, essentially blackheads and plugs in your pores, and the dull cellular debris that builds up on your face over time. This immediately makes your face look refreshed. It also triggers the skin’s repair system and spurs collagen production, which is that structural protein in the dermal layer that keeps skin looking tight and youthful.
While sunlight may be bad for your skin, the opposite is true for some forms of artificial light. Several studies using visible red wavelengths of light have shown anti-aging effects on skin leading to perceived improved texture and tone. Frequently alluded to as phototherapy, spas have fused this treatment utilizing gadgets outfitted with LEDs to convey particular wavelengths of light to the skin. Because it has anti-inflammatory benefits, it can also be used to reduce the recovery time of some treatments. However, the degree to which they work depends on the wavelength used, the power of the device, the distance from the skin, and the duration of the treatment.
Micro-needling is a new innovation for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone, and color. It’s an anti-aging therapy that uses a device to manually or mechanically puncture the skin with fine needles to create micro wounds that spur the body’s healing process to fill with collagen. Studies have shown that it’s effective at increasing collagen and elasticity in treated areas, and has a relatively short downtime of around 24 hours during which your skin looks like it has a light sunburn.
The science behind lasers is really strong. The best quality level for fixing skin is an ablative Fraxel laser, which makes a large number of small gaps in the skin’s surface that load with collagen as they mend, and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is regularly used to evacuate sun spots and enhance skin tone. However, he’s most excited about using BroadBand Light (BBL), a specialized form of IPL that isn’t technically a laser. BBL is more precise when treating hyperpigmentation, which is especially important for patients with dark skin tones.