Men tend to have a thicker, oily skin type due to their testosterone production, even as testosterone starts to lessen with age, male skin rarely becomes dry and this is a reason why male skin does not age as quickly as female skin. Androgens and testosterone cause men’s skin to be up to 25% thicker than females.
The collagen density is thicker and the difference in the loss of collagen over their lifespan age is different, where as woman’s collagen decreases quite dramatically at several points in her life, such as when she is perimenopausal and menopausal, whereas with men, it is much more consistent.Also because the lower face is densely packed with structural hair follicles, beard growth can actually help provide some protection from sun exposure and the packed follicle ratio provides additional firmness to the structure of the skin, however daily shaving, can exfoliate epidermal cells causing irritation, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and sensitivity to sun exposure, which can lead to collagen degradation.
Men tend to seek different treatments from women, the top three indications for which men seek treatment for are acne scarring, followed by lines and wrinkles or general rejuvenation, and lastly hyperhidrosis. The difference in treatment requests is men tend to be more concerned about looking tired due to frown lines and crow’s feet. The results they want to achieve are different as they want to maintain their masculine appearance.
At Orchard Skin Clinic we feel that it is important to ensure that we create the right environment for our male consultation, in order to discuss a patient’s concerns and put them at ease so we ensure that our patients are not walking into an over feminised clinic that looks as if it just treats women.
We feel it is important to ensure that men feel comfortable in their surroundings, and know it is not unusual for men to be present at the clinic. We even hold male only treatment days. In a typical consultation, we create a clear treatment plan, so that patients can understand the level of commitment that may be needed to achieve their desired results as male patients tend to like fast outcomes with minimal visits and short downtime, so a discussion around realistic expectations is always important, along with advice about longevity and need for maintenance.
Experience result driven facial treatments for men at Orchard Skin Clinic, aesthetic clinic based in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.
Experience professional laser hair removal for men at Orchard Skin Clinic Haddenham, Cambridgeshire.
For patients who may be starting an anti-ageing regime, patients with sensitive skin, or for daily maintenance.
Our two locations, Orchard Skin Clinic in Cambridgeshire and The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, both benefit from being located within quiet, calm and tranquil environments.
At Orchard Skin Clinic we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and corrective treatments to address many different skin conditions.
Our technologically advanced Laser equipment enables us to successfully treat men and women of all age groups and skin types who would like to improve or enhance their skin health, with very little or no downtime.
85-89 New London Road,
T: 01245 253760
47 Aldreth Road,
T: 01353 741730