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Skin concerns do not discriminate by gender. Male skin is just as susceptible as female skin to dullness, dryness, blemishes, redness, wrinkles, sun damage and other conditions that have a detrimental effect on the skin’s appearance and health. Although women have historically shown greater interest in cosmetic rejuvenation, a growing number of men are seeking out treatments to refresh their complexion and turn back the clock.

What Are the Differences Between Male Rejuvenation vs. Female Rejuvenation?

A thorough understanding of the similarities and differences between men’s and women’s skin, facial anatomy and aesthetic goals drives different approach to treatment. Subtle differences in technique ensure one achieve an excellent cosmetic outcome for male patients while maintaining a masculine look. The dermatologists who consult at Northside Dermatology use their extensive knowledge of skin health to tailor treatments to the unique needs of male skin. Male skin typically produces more oil than female skin, making it more prone to congestion and acne. Men also tend to have thicker, tougher skin and larger pores. Other factors, such as shaving, also contribute to the specific needs of male skin.  The dermatologists take each one of these considerations into account when treating male patients.

What Skin Treatments Are Popular for Men?

Some of the most popular noninvasive treatments for men who wish to improve their skin include:

  • Vascular Laser: The vascular laser incorporates two wavelengths to improve a broad range of skin concerns. The cosmetic team at Northside Dermatology uses this laser system to treat skin redness on the face and neck, pigmentation issues, flushing and capillaries.
  • Picosure Pro laser: This is the latest fractional picosecond technology using an unique wavelength to tackle pigmentation.  It is safe, effective and achieves results without any downtime.
  • Photodynamic Therapy: PDT combines a topical photosensitising agent with specific wavelengths of light to treat sun damage on the scalp and face.
  • Laser resurfacing: to address surface pigmentation, sun spots and skin texture.
  • Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is a nonsurgical technique in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze unsightly lesions, such as seborrhoeic keratoses.
  • HydraFacial: HydraFacial is a versatile and gentle treatment used to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate congested, oily skin.


Below is an example of using multiple lasers to tackle pigmentation.  Dr Liu used co2 laser to spot treat the bulkier “age spots” and Picosure Pro laser to treat the flat pigmented spots.

What Minimally-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments Are Available for Men?

It is increasingly common for men to have anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used to replace lost facial volume and sculpt the contours of the face to create a stronger, more defined aesthetic. The dermatologists who consult at Northside focus filler treatment on jawline definition and chin augmentation to enhance the features most strongly associated with a masculine face. Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used in men to reduce prominent frown lines and forehead wrinkles. With both of these injectables, the  goal is to create a youthful, refreshed appearance that doesn’t look feminine and isn’t obviously enhanced.

Another injectable treatment that’s popular with male patients treats a double chin. Many men struggle to lose fat under their chin with diet and exercise alone. With fat-dissolving injections, one can directly target this stubborn area to define the appearance of jawline and neck without surgery. Fat cells that are treated with these injections are permanently eliminated from the body.  Alternative options for double chin include trusculpt iD and Ultraformer (please follow the links to read more).

The cosmetic dermatologists who consult at Northside Dermatology have comprehensive expertise in caring for the medical and aesthetic needs of male skin. The knowledgeable team will work with you to address any skin concerns, whether you want to improve signs of ageing, treat a skin condition or optimise your skincare routine.  The dermatologists and team offer something for everyone and would be happy to provide a personalised treatment plan suited to your individual needs. Call Northside Dermatology on 03 8582 8688 to book your first appointment.

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