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Derma de Macho: Dermatological Services for Guys

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31 Jul 2017 | 2:10 PM

Most men are nonchalant about taking care of their largest organ (not the big D, dimwit!). While we know that having a supple and blemish-free skin is one of the keys to woo ladies, many of us still won't bother buying a bottle of toner or a bar of soap for oily skin.  Change your old ways; you can do better than that!

Other than assembling your pogi pack (which should include a cleaning soap, toner and moisturizer), you can further your skincare regimen by going to a dermatologist. Skin clinics, especially those specializing in cosmetic services,  were once in the domain of women. But, as lifestyles shift, a significant market segment of cosmetic dermatology is now composed of men.  You can't exactly call this a bandwagon. It's necessary if you want to embody self-confidence, stay on top of the game and most importantly, keep your skin in shape.

Below are some dermatological treatments you may want to undergo:

Acne Treatments
Even as men mature, hormones may act and run amok as though you're an adolescent. Irregularities and imbalances in your hormone levels induce acne breakouts. Some zits seem to be resistant to facial cleaners and oil control treatments. If these remedies don't work for you, consider a more advanced treatment option.  You can choose from injections to lasers to get rid of those nasty pustules taking a toll on your self-esteem. You may also undergo a photofacial treatment to clear your skin from pimple scars.

Dermabrasion is a procedure wherein the specialist uses a special brush or a wheel to scrape the upper layers of the skin. The procedure planes the skin by replacing the damaged part. It's recommended for those who have scars due to pimples or other skin inflammations.  This procedure, however, is invasive, and requires a local anesthetic. 

Chemical peels are among the most popular skincare treatments that address a wide variety of skin problems. Peels are an alternative to dermabrasion if you're addressing mild pimple scars. They are also used to treat rough skin, wrinkles, and sun damage. It may not be as rasping or invasive as dermabrasion, but it may leave your skin peeling and reddish for a few days after the procedure.

Hair Procedures
As hair is a modified variation of the skin, you have to deal with it the same way you take care of your face. Two procedures you may want to undergo are unwanted hair removal and hair loss treatment.

Sacha Baron Cohen may have wooed Isla Fisher by channeling Borat and displaying his chest hair, but not all men are fans of this technique. There are guys out there who don't fancy their bush that is usually prominent in the back, neck, arms, and legs. Plucking them can be excruciating, and shaving may take time and energy. 

You can get rid of this unwanted hair fast by undergoing laser hair removal. If you want to get rid of it permanently, you may undergo about 3 or 5 sessions.

If women worry about hair fall and split ends, men dread balding. Hair loss causes more anxiety if it happens early. Universally speaking, hair loss is one of the barometers of aging. As hair falls out one by one, you will start to look older than you really are. Grafting or hair transplant is a good option for those who experiences male-pattern baldness. Scalp reduction can also be an option, but this is a more complicated procedure.

You have to admit that people judge you according to your looks. You can't afford to get an unfair judgment just because you have pimply and rough skin. Other than trusting your pogi pack, make it a habit to visit a dermatologist.