Are cosmetic treatments only for women?
Absolutely not. At Schweiger Dermatology, in midtown NYC, we have many cosmetic options that are very effective and popular with our male patients. Dr. Schweiger specializes in tailoring his treatments to each patient, whether they are male or female. Male patients commonly visit us for Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal and Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scarring.
What is Botox?
Botox is a medication that is used to relax the muscles in the face that lead to wrinkles. Botox is commonly used to reduce the appearance of lines on the forehead and around the eyes, the area referred to as “crows feet.” It works by blocking the release of the chemical (acetylcholine) that signals the muscles to contract. This leads to relaxation of the affected muscles. The effects of Botox generally last between 3-4 months and are noticeable within a week of your treatment. Botox is also used for the treatment of excessive sweating, called “hyperhidrosis.” To read more about botox therapy click here.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin and subcutaneous tissue to treat facial folds and wrinkles. They are also used in both men and women to replace volume that has been lost, in order to give a more youthful appearance. The most common areas that dermal fillers are used in men are the nasolabial folds (smile lines) and lower eyelids (to decrease the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.) Dr. Schweiger uses Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse and Sculptra in his NYC practice to treat male patients. To learn more about dermal filler and NYC Dermatologist Dr Schweiger, click here.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser hair removal uses a specific wavelength of light to target the melanin (pigmented cells) present in the hair follicles; the causes the destruction of the hair follicles in the treated area. The most common areas treated in men are the back, shoulders and beard area. The majority of patients have a hair reduction of up to 90% after their series of treatments. The number of treatments required will vary by patient, depending on skin color, hair color and the coarseness of your hair. Many male patients have laser hair removal performed on their back, chest or face. To learn more about the latest hair removal procedures click here.
Is Tattoo Removal effective?
Dr. Schweiger specializes in laser tattoo removal, which is very effective for black, brown, red, dark blue and tan tattoos. Tattoos that are mostly yellow or light blue can be more difficult to remove. The treatment is performed using a laser with a specific wavelength to target the colors of the tattoo. Prior to your treatment, topical anesthesia is applied for approximately 30 minutes; the procedure itself takes around 15 minutes, depending on the size of your tattoo. The tattoo will become gray and scabby in the days following your treatment and will begin to fade soon after. A series of treatments is required for optimal results. Both male and female patients commonly have tattoo removal treatments. To learn more about tattoo removal click here.
What is the best treatment for acne scars?
The most effective treatment for severe acne scarring is the Fractional CO2 laser (examples include the MiXto laser, FraxelRe:pair, TotalFX and Matrix CO2.) Many men pursue treatment with laser to reduce their acne scars. Fractional CO2 lasers poke microscopic holes in the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen to fill in the acne scars and create smoother skin. Improvement will continue for up to 6 months; most patients notice between 50-70% improvements of the condition treated after only 1 treatment. To learn more about acne scars click here.