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Dull, Tired-Looking Skin &; Dark Under-Eye Circles

Man dark bags

Common Dermatological Conditions Among Men

Some of the reasons men book a consultation with our team are more common than others. Hollow, sagging cheeks, an overall fatigued appearance, dark under-eye circles, belly fat, double chins and weak facial structure. Last week’s post from our Essential Guide to Cosmetic Dermatology for Men, we highlighted the movement toward professional skincare for men. Over the following weeks we will continue to address some of the more prevalent concerns among our male patients to explain why they’re so common and how best to overcome them.

Dull, Tired-Looking Skin & Dark Under-Eye Circles

Dull skin and under-eye circles are among the most common complaints we hear. They each have several contributing factors, ranging from inadequate skin care (including exfoliation and moisturization) to more generalized issues, like stress and a poor diet. Of course aging is one of the primary causes and unlike some of the others, you can’t exactly “fix” getting older with a new topical product or more sleep. Luckily that doesn’t mean that you just have to live with the puffy eyes or tired expression that’s currently staring you back in the mirror.

“A proper skin care program can help restore a more youthful look.”

Katie Beleznay, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Carruthers & Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology
Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia

A good starting point for your skin is a topical antioxidant like CE Ferulic. This product prevents against cellular damage that makes the skin look prematurely old. If you’re looking for a more immediate or greater impact consider Clear + Brilliant. The gentle laser procedure, which can also help to decrease hyperpigmentation, sunspots and large pores, targets the surface of the skin, replacing the visible dermal layer with healthier, younger looking skin.

To rid yourself of those under-eye bags, on the other hand, HA fillers can be most effective. The injectable procedure is designed to smooth wrinkles, fill hollows and may even stimulate collagen production. According to Dr. Katie Beleznay:

“There are key differences in how we treat men’s and women’s skin. Treating men’s skin requires a special approach in order to achieve results that are desirable yet subtle. It’s important to ensure the distinctive features of a man’s face are maintained while any areas of concern are addressed.

“Men are becoming more aware of the importance of maintaining healthy skin, and as a result, they’re turning to cosmetic dermatologists for guidance. Whether you’re searching for the right skin care product or considering a cosmetic procedure, we can customize a treatment plan for you.”

Interested but don’t know where to start? Get in touch with us for a consultation, we will provide you with an assessment and discuss the best treatment plan for you.

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