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March 5, 2021

3 Popular Tweakments for Men

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Ageing is a process that everyone would have to grapple with - combined with the exposure to the sun, the environment and various stressors in your life. As such, it is important to establish an anti-ageing skincare routine to protect and maintain your skin. In today’s world, skincare routines and aesthetic treatments are no longer just catered to women - men have been actively investing and looking into products and treatments that can soften the signs of ageing and revitalise their skin.

What Are The Signs Of Ageing In Men?

There are many ways to spot general skin ageing, with each one affecting an individual differently. Here are some signs that you may notice:

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

One of the first noticeable signs of ageing is fine lines and wrinkles appearing in different areas of your skin. Fine lines are small, shallow wrinkles that are usually noticeable on the outer corners of the eyes - also known as crow’s feet. It is also commonly found around the cheeks, brow and forehead. As time passes, these wrinkles become deeper.

Sagging Skin

As you age, your skin produces lesser elastin and collagen. Without these, your skin may appear to be less firm and strong and could result in a loss of volume, diminished facial contours or that dreaded turkey neck. On occasion, you may look sad or stressed - leading to an incorrect reflection of your outlook.

Dull Skin Tone

With a build-up of dead skin cells, your skin may look less youthful and duller. Ageing can cause your skin’s renewal process to also slow down, leading to lesser, rejuvenated skin cells to combat dull skin.

Dry Skin

Your skin may produce less natural moisture due to ageing, and paired together with decreased cell activity and exposure to the sun, you may notice your skin appearing drier.

Age Spots

Pigment cells (melanocytes) can multiply a lot more quickly and cluster together to form age spots. These are more likely to appear on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays.

What Are The Causes Of Wrinkles In Men?

Growing older is a natural process and the likeliness of wrinkles forming will increase which can vary from individual to individual. Depending on your skin routine, wrinkles may appear due to:

  • Loss in moisture
  • Loss in collagen and elastin
  • Smoking
  • Excessive sun exposure without adequate sunscreen protection
  • Poor nutrition
  • Frequent facial expressions such as frowning, smiling or squinting

Besides maintaining a proper nutritious diet and skincare routine, there are aesthetic treatments that can help men combat the ageing process to maintain that youthful look they seek. Wrinkle Reduction, Fotona 4D Laser FaceLift and Venus Viva Acne Scar Removal are three such treatments that could be the treatment you’ve been looking for.

Wrinkle Reduction

This treatment is used to reduce and smoothen out forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles on the face by utilising neurotoxins that work by blocking out the release of a chemical neurotransmitter, Acetylcholine, from the nerve endings.

The process involves multiple tiny superficial injections that target the fine muscles controlling the pore size at the jawline causing the muscles under focus to “relax”. This in turn will reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Wrinkle Reduction is only applicable for dynamic wrinkles which only appear due to muscle actions such as smiling or frowning. It is not effective on static wrinkles as these wrinkles lines are already etched into the skin permanently without any muscle action.

Areas That Can Be Targeted Under Wrinkle Reduction:

  • Forehead lines
  • Glabellar frown lines
  • Overhanging eyebrow
  • Bunny lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Nose tilt and flare
  • Lip lines
  • Large pores
  • Nasolabial fold
  • Popply chin

Before considering the Wrinkle Reduction treatment, we would recommend consulting your doctor for a better gauge if the treatment is suitable for you. Men may also choose to look at the other two treatments from Cambridge Medical to maintain their skin.

Fontana 4D Laser FaceLift and Slimming

A revolutionary non-surgical laser procedure, this treatment aims to lift sagging skin while strengthening the skin tone and facial texture. The Fotona 4D Face Lift treatment strengthens an individual’s collagen and instantly lifts by collagen contraction.

By stimulating collagen, an important component of skin firmness, this treatment will help with tightness and increased elasticity of the skin. With regular stimulation, individuals could be able to maintain a youthful appearance and accentuate their overall facial features.

How Does The Fotona4D Laser Facelift Work?

A 4-step Laser Technology that uses two different wavelengths and a combination of four lasers, the treatment produces effective results internally and externally.

The four lasers are:

  • SMOOTH: Conducted on the inside of the oral cavity, the laser gives off gentle heat to build collagen and stimulate fibres. The main purpose is to create a plumping effect by boosting collagen production.
  • FRAC3: A fractional beam that targets deeper layers and restores the youthful appearance.
  • PIANO: Safe tissue heating method that delivers energy to tighten the skin.
  • SupErfical: Enhances the appearance of the skin while reducing imperfections, loss of volume and uneven skin tone. 

What Are The Benefits Of This Treatment?

As no injectables are used, the results are natural with zero downtime. There are various other benefits to this treatment:

  • Restores volume in sagging skin
  • Stimulates collagen production to tighten facial tissues
  • Reduces pigmentation, scarring, and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone
  • Reduces imperfections such as fine lines and pores

Who Is Suited For This Treatment?

  • Sagging skin resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, obvious ageing spots
  • Loss of firm skin and skin laxity
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

Individuals may feel a mild sensation of warmth and pinching during the treatment. After the procedure, the skin may turn red and sensitive, which is part of the healing process. The treatment is very comfortable and most individuals can tolerate the procedure without the application of numbing cream. Patients are advised to wear sunscreen daily and avoid excessive sun exposure for better results.

The recovery period and response to the treatment will vary from individual to individual. The effect can be further enhanced by regular sun protection and an effective skincare regimen.

For more information on the treatment, visit our Fotona 4D Laser FaceLift page. We would recommend consulting with your doctor before any treatments for a better gauge if the treatment is suitable for you.

Venus Viva Acne Scar Removal

Venus Viva is an aesthetic treatment that helps to reduce acne scars and wrinkles without using needles or surgery. Alongside that, it is also used to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, rejuvenate the skin, skin tightening and textural skin improvements.

How Does The Procedure Work?

Energy is delivered through the epidermis to the dermis of the skin, generating heat while stimulating fibroblasts and rebuilding collagen to aid in the reduction of acne scars. After the treatment, individuals can expect to enjoy the long-lasting benefits with fewer facial wrinkles, fine lines, reduced pores and acne scars. Individual results may vary based on existing skin conditions.

What Are The Benefits Of This Treatment?

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin tightening
  • Improve pigmentation and acne scarring
  • Non-invasive, no needles or surgery required
  • Minimal downtime and discomfort

For more information on the treatment, visit our Venus Viva Acne Scar Removal page. In order to better understand which treatment would work best for your skin goals, we would advise consulting with your doctor to understand more about which treatment is best for you.

In conclusion, to combat the signs of ageing in men, we have three aesthetic treatments from Cambridge Medical as well as some last-minute pointers. Committing to a regular skincare routine, investing in sunscreen and getting adequate sleep, exercises and eating nutritious food will also help in slowing down the process of ageing.

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