For your information, regular facials are long over. As the grooming industry shifts from five-in-one products to tech-enabled facials, dermatologists and skin experts list treatments worth trying
What: These are non-surgical double-needle threads that give a defined angled lift without surgery. A board-certified dermatologist will place the threads under the skin without incisions or cuts. The threads act like an umbrella to lift loose skin, help shape the jawline and cheek at a younger age, and reposition sagging skin at a later age. It is a one-session procedure and depending on the problem and clinical requirements, multiple threads are placed under the skin. Men between the ages of 30 and 60 with mild to moderate sagging skin or poorly defined features usually suffer from it. Popular areas are the jawline and neck, says Dr. Madhuri Agarwal, founder and director of Yavana Skin Aesthetics.
How long does it last: Results last 12 to 18 months. You can see an immediate lift and the full results are visible.
What: Skin boosters can be used by anyone since hyaluronic acid has a moisturizing effect rather than a filling effect. These are very fine micro-injections placed in the superficial layers of the skin. It can be used on any skin type and at any age to give you luminous skin, suggests Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta, aesthetic physician and founder of ISAAC Luxe.
How long does it last: Up to nine months.
What: Many men suffer from sunken eyes and dark circles as sensitive skin darkens in response to stress. A cannula is used to inject dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid into the tissue under the eye. The hyaluronic acid in fillers fills weak areas around the eyes, leading to the disappearance of hollows under the eyes and dark circles. A painless process that only takes a few minutes to perform, just do it once a year for long-lasting results, recommends Dr. Mittal.
How long does it last: A year.
What: Micro-needling and intradermal radio frequency (MNRF) is a popular treatment among men for acne scars and open pores with coarse skin. This uses a combination of several micro-needles that create wounds in the skin and deliver radio frequency at the same time, which in turn stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. This process leads to healthier, toned skin with reduced scarring. Men over 18 can do it for acne scars/marks, and those over 30 after years can try it to firm skin and improve texture, suggests Dr. Agarwal.
How long does it last: The treatment requires 4 to 6 sessions at one month intervals, and the results are visible in 2 to 3 months.
What: PMMA is a semi-permanent filler commonly used to treat medium to deep wrinkles, folds and furrows, especially nasolabial folds. It can also be used to conceal pitted scars and to plump up thin lips. It frequently replaces collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy when a more permanent solution to facial wrinkles is desired. For many years, PMMA has been used in permanent surgical implants. Therefore, your surgeon will likely skip the first treatment and add more later, if needed. A disadvantage of PMMA is that it requires multiple injections to create volume, and it can take up to three months to see the full effects, suggests Dr. Noopur Jain.
How long does it last: Five years.