Five-star Reviewed Medical Facials For Men

Men’s skin can benefit from TLC just as much as women’s; and in fact, men’s skin may be prone to more issues, making it all the more important to undergo routine aesthetic treatments. While medical facials

Medical Vs. Spa Facials For Men: What’s The Difference?

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For many people, a facial is synonymous with a spa experience, complete with cucumbers over the eyes. While this might be true of a spa facial, a medical facial is quite different. A spa facial caters to relaxation, with no customization to address specific skin concerns and no medical-grade skincare products to properly penetrate the skin.

On the other hand, a medical facial uses high-quality, medical-grade equipment and skincare products that are tailored to each client’s skincare goals. A spa facial can be performed by a technician, but a medical facial requires a licensed aesthetician who works under the supervision of a physician.

Aside from expert providers and professional-grade equipment, medical facials also provide comprehensive skincare recommendations, including at-home treatments. During a medical facial for men, a licensed provider conducts a thorough skin analysis to identify the next best steps. To maintain optimal results after treatment, men should follow the at-home skincare recommendations and schedule a medical facial every four to six weeks.

Though anyone can benefit from a medical facial, certain biophysical properties of the skin make medical facials for men particularly helpful. Men tend to have a higher sebum content, which can lead to oily, acne-prone skin and large pores. Men’s skin is also about 20% thicker than women’s skin, which means it requires deeper-penetrating products for maximum efficacy.

From blackheads and pimples to fine lines and wrinkles, here are our top recommended medical facials for men.

HYDRAFACIAL ELITE MD®

combines the benefits of cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, hydration, and an infusion of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid serums into your skin. Our Medical Aesthetician will examine your skin thoroughly and determine the best approach. Using a series of uniquely designed spiral tips, HydraFacial® begins with a gentle exfoliation and resurfacing of the skin. Debris and dirt are then removed from the pores through a painless vacuum suction. Following these two steps, antioxidant and peptide serums are introduced into the skin. These serums and boosters are customizable to meet your specific needs and desires. Whether you are looking to focus on fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of dark spots, improve your skin’s texture and elasticity, or manage oily and congested skin, HydraFacial® has a booster serum to meet your desires. Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow in just 3 steps: Cleanse + Peel, Extract + Hydrate, Fuse + Protect.

If you want to reveal smoother, brighter skin in under an hour, try the HydraFacial. The HydraFacial is a highly customized, three-step medical facial for both men and women that uses a blend of medical-grade products to cleanse and extract debris from the skin, provide a hefty dose of hydration, and improve skin texture.

In preparing for a HydraFacial, expect your provider to use a small, handheld device to gently exfoliate and extract dead skill cells. A combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids and customized chemical peel solution is followed by a targeted skincare serum rich in hydrating ingredients, such as peptides and antioxidants.

The HydraFacial is a great medical facial geared toward individuals with dry skin, enlarged pores, acne and congested skin. It’s ideal for those with sensitive skin, as water is the primary exfoliant. Skin will feel noticeably more hydrated and smoother immediately after your appointment and the results will last for several weeks.

  • Skin cell renewal is stimulated to enhance collagen growth.
  • Reduces the appearance of sun damage to smooth skin’s appearance.
  • Confidence booster. There’s no quicker path to confidence than smooth, healthy skin.
  • You’ll notice you get a much closer shave once you have a Hydrafacial.

MEDICAL MICRODERMABRASION

gets rid of dead skin cells allowing skin care to be more effective, leaves skin looking bright and glowing. Great to get your skin glowing with no downtime.

We offer HydraPerk for Lips and Eyes, includes a take home serum so you can extend your treatment at home.

Results are visible immediately following your facial, and the intense hydration remains for the next five to seven days. Multiple treatment sessions are required to address skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, or congested skin. Most patients repeat HydraFacial® procedures every four to six weeks to reach their optimal results.

Laser Facial Treatments, Pua Manu Medspa offers a variety of laser facials to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and overall skin health. Here are some of our patient favorites

PIQO4 TREATMENT

From Lumenis, is a non-thermal FDA-approved laser for treating multiple types of pigment issues. Its PicoFractional handpiece converts light into sound waves to deliver Pico. This advanced skin treatment uses photoacoustic energy combined with high energy to reach deep into skin and shatter multiple types of skin pigmentation, such as pigmented lesions, age spots, sunspots, acne scars and surgical scars, freckles, sun damage, melasma, vascular lesions and birthmarks as well as treat facial lines and wrinkles. PicoFractional also stimulates new collagen, so that skin is renewed to achieve a brighter and even tone.

SKINTYTE FACIALS

Utilizes BBL (BroadBand Light)

Technology to restore and rejuvenate the skin at the cellular level. Any skin color at any age can benefit with this treatment. BBL energy is used in different settings to address different types of problems in the skin such as pigmentation, uneven skin tone, excess redness due to vessels such as Rosacea. The heat from the laser encourages collagen production and kills acne-causing bacteria. It’s a quick procedure with minimal pain and little to no downtime, making it easy to incorporate into a busy schedule.

IPL photo facials

IPL photo facial are one a popular medical facial (and for good reason). Short for intense pulsed light, IPL photo facials use light energy to heat and disperse pigment-producing cells and hemoglobin that cause dark spots on the skin. The light energy also helps to stimulate collagen production, which enhances skin tightness and elasticity. For men on the go, the IPL photo facial is one of the quicker medical facials. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of visible damage from sun exposure, age spots, rosacea, or acne scars, you may require two to three follow up treatments.

MICROCURRENT FACIALS

The time has come to revisit the conversation of men’s skin care. Specifically, men and non-surgical Microcurrent facials. This treatment will retrain your muscles to relax and tighten, it’s like lifting weight in your forehead allowing the muscles to contract and acquire the youth tone. This treatment is good for all skin types.Schedule one during your lunchtime because this treatment has zero downtime.

HOW TO SELECT FROM THE MANY MEDICAL FACIALS

Medical-grade equipment and skincare products set medical facials apart from spa facials; and at Pua Manu MedSpa, our experience and expertise set us apart from other providers on Oahu. Led by Dr. Nancy Chen, premium medical facials at Pua Manu MedSpa are highly customizable and provide superior results.

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SKINTYTE FOREHEAD

Skintyte Forehead is non-surgical anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. Skintyte is a handheld device that uses light therapy to heat soft tissue which sends rapid pulses of infrared light beneath the skin. The infrared light heats up collagen and soft tissue. This process is called “photocoagulation”. It’s the process by which collagen is contracted and partially coagulated, creating a supportive scaffold beneath your skin. The pulses of light prompt a natural healing response, which produces new collagen, resulting in firmer, tighter skin. which then creates tighter, firmer skin. Is safe for all skin types. and has no downtime.

Some of our male patients notice subtle results as soon as a few hours after treatment. The best results, however, are formed over the following weeks as the skin and soft tissue responds to the treatment. While it’s possible you can benefit from a single session, most patients require a series of 6 or more treatments for optimal results.

After several months, is it possible to notice the return of skin laxity and some wrinkling? It is. We cannot defy gravity.  Future SkinTyte touch-up sessions will be needed, and are highly recommended, every few months to restore the tightening effect.

SCARLET RF

Effectively treats all skin types. FDA approved and is one of the safest systems in the field of radiofrequency devices. Scarlet Short pulse Radio Frequency (SRF) uses independent tissue coagulation around each individual microneedle electrode with short pulses of bipolar signal energy. This treatment has the capability of tightening the skin by producing elastin and collagen, allowing you to make the expressions that you want without the unwanted deep wrinkles. Several sessions of this treatment will be required depending on the stage of the condition.

PiQ04 is the perfect tattoo reduction or removal treatment with minimal downtime. Can treat a wide range of tattoo ink colors and effectively remove an old tattoo so you can replace it with a new one or just keep the skin looking the way mother nature gave you.

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miraDry

Unwanted sweating can cause strong body odor, discomfort, sweat stains, and can put a damper on any man or woman’s self-confidence.

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What if there was a solution to help with the embarrassment of excessive underarm sweat? miraDry is the only Non-Surgical FDA-cleared aesthetic treatment to help improve underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis, helping patients reduce the need for deodorants and anti-antiperspirants.

Benefits of miraDry

  • Permanent reduction of underarm sweat glands
  • Non-Surgical
  • Little-to- no down time
  • Immediate, lasting outcomes
  • Boost in confidence
  • Large reduction in odor since odor glands are also reduced
  • Free of toxins and harsh chemicals except pre-procedure numbing agents
  • Some patients see hair reduction in treated areas

Patient FAQ’s

MiraDry uses focused microwave energy that is the ideal wavelength for safely reducing the
sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It Non-Surgically targets the area where the glands reside
and safely destroys them while cooling the skin from the heat.

Not on your underarms! You are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands and your
underarms contain only 2% of those glands.

Local anesthesia will be administered to the underarm prior to treatment. Most patients
experience little-to- no pain. Patients rated treatment pain on an average score of 2 on a scale
from 1 to 10, 10 being very painful.

Yes, miraDry has been used in over 150,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety
record. It was FDA Cleared in 2011.

Our team will be more than happy to go over pricing options during your consultation.

 

Call us today! Don’t suffer any longer! 

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MENS FACIAL SCULPTING

Masculine Facial Contouring with Dermal Fillersareextremely versatile and is a non–surgical treatment. They can replenish lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, create an anti-ageing lift and improve facial features. Dermal fillers can make men look a little bit fresher without changing their character. Treatments are temporary, which are very safe and are based on hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally within the skin to retain water and add volume. This substance depletes in the skin with age, but can be restored using dermal filler injections. Dermal filler comes as an injectable gel that is delivered beneath the surface of the skin to plump it out. In the case of wrinkles or creases, this restores smoother and more youthful skin.

The most common treatments using dermal fillers for men are:

  • Anti-aging, troubleshooting wrinkles – Diminishes fine lines
  • Anti-aging, restoring volume – Strengthens appearance of jawline
  • Anti-aging, lifting – facial tissues which have become loose with time can be lifted for a fresher look using dermal fillers
  • Facial reshaping – Enhances masculine facial definition, addressing asymmetry or producing a sharper chin or jawline
  • Lip enhancement – while commonly thought of as a feminine procedure, this is also an option for men; especially where the lips are very thin or imbalanced, or deep smokers lines have appeared

Enhanced jawline. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to subtly define masculine facial features, resulting in tighter, firmer skin, enhanced jawline and the reduced appearance of lines or wrinkles.

Non-surgical facial contouring can produce fantastic results by perfecting facial proportions and enhancing natural beauty.

Facial sculpting before after

BOTOX OR XEOMIN (XEO-MEN) injections are some of the most popular anti-aging methods men. Is a temporary treatment that is repeated every 3-4 months.

Contributing to the increased popularity of Botox among men include:

  • Workplace competitiveness. Many men report being motivated to get Botox to maintain their competitiveness against their younger co-workers. Many people feel that keeping a youthful appearance helps them fight against ageism in the workplace.
  • Social media. The rise of social media and online dating apps may also be a motivating factor for some men who want to look their best for their online profiles.
  • Encouragement from significant other. Some men may be motivated to get cosmetic procedures for their significant other.

The most popular reason men get Botox injections is to reduce facial wrinkles. The most common places men get Botox is:

  • in the corners of the eyes to prevent crow’s feet
  • between the eyebrows to target frown lines
  • in the forehead to reduce creases
  • around the mouth to target laugh lines

Correct forehead lines, frown lines, crows feet.

Botox before after

SUNSCREEN keeps skin looking youthful. Sun exposure can cause premature aging, wrinkles, age spots, melasma, freckles and skin cancer. It’s preventable by making sun protection an integral part of your daily skin care routine. Limiting your time in the sun, wearing a broad brimmed hat, wearing sun-protective clothing will help but daily use of a sunscreen on all exposed skin is best.

EltaMD products provide solutions for all skin types with a variety of effective moisturizing sun protection. Every EltaMD sunscreen has earned the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. The complete line of sunscreens are hypoallergenic and sensitivity-free, meaning that those with sensitive skin can just as easily find a product as those with oily or acneic skin. Protect your skin from environmental damage and premature aging with dermatologist-recommended. Created with technology to maximize protection but still provide a light weight feel on skin. They are non-comedogenic and perfect for acne-prone or oily skin. Protect your skin from environmental damage and premature aging with dermatologist-recommended EltaMD products.

*Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Hawaii passed a law banning the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, including sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and oxtinoxate. Scientists found that they contribute to coral bleaching when washed off in the ocean. Please keep our oceans free of damaging chemicals.