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Do Men Seek Cosmetic Skin Treatments?

Posted on: July 20th, 2023 by Dr. Christopher Crosby

Skin care treatments are often marketed to women because women make up a significantly larger share of the patients. However, it would be a mistake to assume that men are disinterested in seeking cosmetic care. Here at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA, we treat many men with non-invasive treatments that improve the health, texture, and attractiveness of their skin. Below, our aesthetic experts explain why more men are prioritizing their appearance and the kinds of imperfections they are looking to address.

An Upward Trend

Attitudes about masculinity and male beauty standards have shifted significantly in recent decades. Whereas men used to be discouraged from having concerns about their appearance, it has become much more widely accepted for men to take pride in their own appearance and take care of their skin. These changes have resulted in more men seeking cosmetic skin treatments.

In the past few years, the popularity of cosmetic treatments for men has increased sharply. Some experts attribute this to the pandemic and the switch to remote work. Suddenly, men were looking at their own reflections on their computer screens during video meetings and noticing things they wanted to change. TikTok also shares in the credit for this trend. There is no shortage in content about male grooming and various skin procedures. Some men feel inspired to seek treatment after seeing the positive benefits for other men.

Skin Concerns for Men

There are some biological differences that distinguish male and female skin. For example, testosterone makes male skin thicker. And because male skin contains more collagen, signs of aging tend to appear later than they do for women. Still, most men want to look and feel young for as long possible, which is why skin tightening and wrinkle reduction procedures are popular. This includes, laser treatments, Botox, and peels.

Additionally, male skin tends to be oilier since it has more pores and sebaceous glands. Men who are prone to acne outbreaks often seek skin treatments.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are a man who has wanted to try a skin care treatment but have hesitated because you are unsure where to find experts who are accustomed to treating male skin, you can put your trust in the professionals at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic. We have a variety of gentle but highly effective treatments that can improve your skin without interfering with your natural look and masculinity. For a consultation, please call (619) 462-1670.

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