As more and more men are appreciating the benefits of good grooming and looking after themselves, there has been explosion in the number who are also seeking out aesthetic treatments to ensure that they look their best. Sometimes it’s simply to make themselves more attractive to potential partners, but it can also be about looking good professionally or in preparation for a major life event such as a wedding or family celebration. Whatever the reason, we’re all for it – it boosts confidence, and what’s not to like about a man who’s making the best of what he’s got?
What are the popular treatments for men?
- Tattoo removal
- Medik8 Superfacial
- Hair removal – back, chest, nipples, hands and feet
- Laser lipo and cavitation
- Acne treatments
Tattoos are looked upon as permanent, but if you made a mistake with your choice of ink or you’re simply bored with something you loved years ago, you don’t need to put up with it any longer. Laser tattoo removal will fade and even remove unwanted tattoos, leaving you a blank canvas if you want to start again. If you’re wondering how laser tattoo removal works, the beam of light passes through the surface of your skin to break down the ink particles just beneath the surface. These much smaller particles are then naturally flushed away by the body. Depending on the size of your tattoo and the density of the ink, it might take several treatments, but your practitioner will be able to advise you on what to expect.
Medik8 is an incredibly popular brand of peel treatments which use specific chemical formulations to peel dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to reveal a fresh, bright complexion. They produce a variety of different peels for all types of skin, the mildest and most popular of which is the Superfacial. We mostly think of peels being used on the face, but they’re also effective for other problem areas, such as acne on the back, or where skin under the arm or around the bikini line has darkened. The Medik8 Superfacial uses low levels of acid from natural fruit enzymes combined with exfoliation to create a more gentle peel experience, and it’s popular for the treatment of acne, pigmentation, wrinkles and dullness.
More and more men are coming to the salon for permanent hair removal treatments such as IPL and laser hair removal. Clients use it for the removal of unwanted hair on the upper arms, back, neck, chest and abdomen, as well as for controlling eyebrows and beard growth. It’s particularly beneficial for men who suffer with shaving rashes, and a course of treatment can be transformative.
Laser lipo and cavitation
Laser liposuction is a non-invasive way of reducing fat which works by targeting fat cells with laser beams to shrink them. The laser energy penetrates the skin and perforates the fat cells, causing them to release fatty acids and water into the surrounding tissue. These are flushed out by the body and the result is that the area is slimmer than before. Cavitation is an ultrasonic treatment that breaks down the fat cells in a similar way, though this time through the use of ultrasonic waves. Both of these treatments are popular solutions to stubborn areas of fat – talk to your practitioner to find out which one would be most suitable for you.
Severe acne can be an absolute blight, so we offer a range of treatments to tackle this very common skin problem. Even though acne is thought of as a condition of youth, there are still plenty of people who suffer it into middle age – but these days there are an increasing number of effective products and treatments available to improve and even banish the condition completely. Laser treatment for acne and acne scarring is safe, non-invasive and painless, and the resulting clearer skin can be a huge confidence booster.