Men’s Aesthetics at PVA
By Daryl Rheuark, MD, MS, FACS
Aging, gravity, and sun exposure aren’t exclusive to women. Men are living longer, more active and don’t wish to look older. Maybe you want to stay competitive in the board room or in outside sales. Maybe you just want to “keep the edge” or refrain from being called “the Old Man.” Fortunately, the men’s aesthetic techniques and technology delivered by the right hands at Palos Verdes Aesthetics (PVA) has taken off.
Palos Verdes Aesthetics is uniquely set up for you. Whether you want to take some small steps and try Botox or design a minimally invasive aesthetics plan to cover the next few years, PVA is one of the most up-to-date centers available in the South Bay. Let’s breakdown aesthetics into four areas: Pigment, Tissue Laxity, Fillers, and Botox….
You can try creams, potions, and lotions to reduce age spots, little blood vessels just under the skin and uneven pigmentation, but it tends to become a production. We don’t like using the term “cosmetics” around men, since it sounds like a fancy counter in a department store with lipstick and mirrors. Besides, a long discussion of the pros and cons of every product is boring. Guys just want to see the results and hear the facts.
So here’s one: Lumecca by Inmode is the most powerful and comprehensive light based treatment out there. It takes out the reds, browns, and all the colors in between, and those pesky little blood vessels that crop up by your nose and just get bigger if not treated. Lumecca does not require numbing creams, needles, or local anesthetics and can do the job in one to two sessions. There is maybe a day or two of downtime, but Lumecca won’t stifle your workout. Just wear a hat and some good sunscreen after treatment.
Here’s the big one: For face and neck skin and soft tissue laxity, RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis, also known as FaceTite, NeckTite, and BodyTite) is an absolute game changer. Fortunately for men (and women), I am one of the first 25 surgeons in the COUNTRY! (Not just Southern California, or California, but all of the United States) to master RFAL and have achieved designation as a “Luminary Surgeon” by Inmode. RFAL is a scalpel-less, scar-less face and neck lift that provides 75% of a traditional face and neck lift, but without the need for an anesthesiologist to put you to sleep or a surgical facility and their crazy peri-operative costs. Besides, a traditional surgical lift just stretches your skin, cuts off the extra, and leaves your skin thinner without encouraging collagen growth. RFAL and Fractora together tighten and thicken what you have without the obvious scars in front of your ears that the ladies can hide with their hair, but men can’t.
Men can also benefit from the judicious and expert use of fillers by me at Palos Verdes Aesthetics. The results are immediate and the downtime minimal. And finally, another injectable, Botox and its relatives Dysport and Xeomin can provide a temporary soiree into all this men’s aesthetic stuff for you with minimal commitment.