Health

For the modern dad

Skin Care Matters

With Michelle Vernon

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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GONE are the days when one would say, “You look like a dad,” as quite a few men have broken this stereotype. Celebrity fathers like David Beckham, Idris Elba and Steph Curry are making the “dad look” obsolete.

We know the effort it takes to make sure everything is in order, and the sacrifices made to ensure a comfortable home for your family. With all the responsibilities of fatherhood, dads are prone to a larger waistline, facial hair growth, wrinkles, and facial discolouration. With all this in mind, one must ask what is the secret to maintaining ones youthfulness while embracing fatherhood.

Here are a few treatments dads can opt to include in their busy routines.

Midsection slimming

Men have high testosterone levels, which make the fat content predisposed to the waistline and, with age, the accumulation of fat content in this area increases.

No matter how much you work out you still have those love handles, or maybe you don't have time to work out and you just want to get rid of them. Body contouring services are customised to remove the most stubborn belly fat.

Ultrasounic cavitation, laser lipo or coolsculpting are the most effective non-invasive procedures to get rid of the extra bulge. The number of sessions needed is based on the size of the treatment area and if one is dieting or incorporating an exercise regimen.

Laser hair removal

This is our most popular service among our male clients. Laser hair removal for men is popular because they are constantly shaving their beards or chests, not to mention the difficulty associated with shaving their backs.

The constant shaving of these areas can leave them irritated and prone to razor bumps and ingrown hair. The constant shaving can also leave the area darker, which tends to be unsightly. Typically, six treatments are needed, spaced out every month, to say goodbye to that razor and hello to smooth skin.

Photofacial for discolouration

With the busy lives of the working dad, the ability to take off from work to facilitate a corrective treatment such as a chemical peels makes photofacial an ideal treatment option to correct skin conditions such as sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and uneven skin tone.

A broad spectrum of laser light pulls darkened skin to the surface to be exfoliated off and can also target unwanted vessels, causing them to collapse. A series of treatments are recommended to gain the most favourable results

Botox for winkles

Over the past few years, men have flocked to botox. The fast, relatively easy procedure smooths wrinkles in your face. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.

It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. This gives natural and lasting results for up to six months

Microdermabrasion

Smooth skin isn't just for women. Remove years from your appearance by getting rid of those dead skin cells by utilising the diamond tip vacuum technology to exfoliate the topmost layer of skin cells so a smoother younger skin tone is revealed.

Combining exfoliation with an infusion of product enhances results, treating skin conditions such as acne, ageing skin and dehydration. A series of treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results.

Michelle Vernon is a phlebotomist medical aesthetician who operates the Body Studio Skincare, located at 20 Constant Spring Road, Mall Plaza, Kingston 10, and Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay. She may be reached at telephone 908-0438 or 684-9800; IG @bodystudioskincare; E-mail: bodystudioskincare@gmail.com; Website: www.bodystudioskincare.com .

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