Men’s skin can benefit from TLC just as much as women’s; and in fact, men’s skin may be prone to more issues, making it all the more important to undergo routine aesthetic treatments. While medical facials are suitable for just about everyone — men, women, and nonbinary — concerns such as skin pigmentation, thickness, and oiliness are higher among men. Whatever the concern, a medical facial can significantly improve skin health for men of all ages.
Medical vs. Spa Facials for Men: What’s the Difference?
For many people, a facial is synonymous with a spa experience, complete with cucumbers over the eyes. While this might be true of a spa facial, a medical facial is quite different. A spa facial caters to relaxation, with no customization to address specific skin concerns and no medical-grade skincare products to properly penetrate the skin.
On the other hand, a medical facial uses high-quality, medical-grade equipment and skincare products that are tailored to each client’s skincare goals. A spa facial can be performed by a technician, but a medical facial requires a board-certified dermatologist or a licensed aesthetician who works under the supervision of a physician.
Aside from expert providers and professional-grade equipment, medical facials also provide comprehensive skincare recommendations, including at-home treatments. During a medical facial for men, a provider conducts a thorough skin analysis to identify the next best steps. To maintain optimal results after treatment, men should follow the at-home skincare recommendations and schedule a medical facial every four to six weeks.
Recommended Medical Facials for Men
Though anyone can benefit from a medical facial, certain biophysical properties of the skin make medical facials for men particularly helpful. Men tend to have a higher sebum content, which can lead to oily, acne-prone skin and large pores. Men’s skin is also about 20% thicker than women’s skin, which means it requires deeper-penetrating products for maximum efficacy.
From blackheads and pimples to fine lines and wrinkles, here are our top recommended medical facials for men.
If you want to reveal smoother, brighter skin in under an hour, try the HydraFacial. The HydraFacial is a highly customized, three-step medical facial for both men and women that uses a blend of medical-grade products to cleanse and extract debris from the skin, provide a hefty dose of hydration, and improve skin texture.
In preparing for a HydraFacial, expect your provider to use a small, handheld device to gently exfoliate and extract dead skill cells. A combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids and customized chemical peel solution is followed by a targeted skincare serum rich in hydrating ingredients, such as peptides and antioxidants.
The HydraFacial is a great medical facial geared toward individuals with dry skin, enlarged pores, acne and congested skin. It’s ideal for those with sensitive skin, as water is the primary exfoliant. Skin will feel noticeably more hydrated and smoother immediately after your appointment and the results will last for several weeks.
- Laser Facial Treatments
Tribeca Medspa offers a variety of laser facials to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and overall skin health. A patient favorite is the Laser Genesis treatment, a rejuvenating treatment that targets lines, redness and hyperpigmentation, sun damage and acne scarring. The heat from the laser encourages collagen production and kills acne-causing bacteria. It’s a quick procedure with minimal pain and little to no downtime, making it easy to incorporate into a busy schedule.
This treatment can be done on its own or as an add-on to many other treatments to combine and maximize results. Unlike some other laser treatments, every skin type and tone is eligible for the treatment and can benefit from Laser Genesis.
IPL photo facials are one of the most popular medical facials in New York (and for good reason). Short for intense pulsed light, IPL photo facials use light energy to heat and disperse pigment-producing cells and hemoglobin that cause dark spots on the skin. The light energy also helps to stimulate collagen production, which enhances skin tightness and elasticity.
For men on the go, the IPL photo facial is one of the quicker medical facials, and you can anticipate that treatment will only take 20 minutes to an hour. However, if you’re looking to improve the appearance of visible damage from sun exposure, age spots, rosacea, or acne scars, you may require two to three follow up treatments.
- Anti-Acne Facial
With 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 suffering from acne, and over 12% of men in their 40s reporting having acne, it’s clear that pimples are far from just a puberty problem. This could explain why anti-acne facials are a leading medspa treatment for men of all ages to thoroughly cleanse and calm the skin, and curb periodic or ongoing breakouts.
An anti-acne facial at Tribeca MedSpa begins with a deep cleanse followed by an exfoliation and extractions to remove dead skin cells and debris that are trapped inside the pores. Next, a medical-grade antimicrobial laser and high-quality detoxifying mask are applied to further draw out impurities and minimize the formation of future pimples.
At Tribeca MedSpa, we understand that not all acne is the same. Some cases of acne are caused by high bacteria levels and hormonal changes, whereas other cases are caused by high stress levels. We customize your anti-acne facial to combat your specific acne and promote better skin health.
How to Select from the Many Medical Facials in New York City
Medical-grade equipment and skincare products set medical facials apart from spa facials; and at Tribeca MedSpa, our experience and expertise set us apart from other providers in New York. Led by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, premium medical facials at Tribeca MedSpa are highly customizable and provide superior results.