Microdermabrasion for men? Yes, it’s a real thing and it is becoming more popular than you’d think.
If you think microdermabrasion is only for women you’d be wrong. In fact, Microdermabrasion for men may be even more important than for women because men typically haven’t taken as good care of their skin. Even though men may enjoy their rugged, masculine appearance, wrinkled, blotchy, rough, pitted, or blemished skin shouldn’t be part of the appeal.
Microdermabrasion for men is particularly effective for those that shave regularly. Shaving can cause irritations and ingrown hairs brought on by soaps, shaving cream and aftershave products. Microdermabrasion is an effective tool to treat these irritations along with acne scarring, an issue that a surprising number of men struggle with.
Even the most rugged and masculine are realizing the numerous benefits of Microdermabrasion for men. Its non-chemical, non-invasive procedure uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells. Its deep cleansing action clears out the pores, releasing congestion that can lead to acne, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin.
This treatment also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves skin’s appearance.
At The Gentle Touch, we use the “NewApeel” instrument https://www.altairinstruments.com/products/newapeel/, the original crystal-free microdermabrasion treatment designed to smooth and soften the skin.
Microdermabrasion takes about 25 minutes and has very little redness.
We follow up our thorough microdermabrasion for men with a gentle masque.
Men will typically require 4 treatments and it is recommended that they are 2 weeks apart for best results. It is recommended you stay out of the sun for the 48 hours following a microdermabrasion.
For more information check out this short and fast-paced video on microdermabrasion by Groupon that covers the basics of microdermabrasion including what to expect during a treatment and what skin conditions it can improve.