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Skin Care for Men in Charlotte

You have probably noticed that men and women have different skin. In addition to the obvious differences like facial hair, there are many genetic and complex structural differences between a man’s skin and a woman’s skin. Higher levels of testosterone cause a denser, tougher epidermis and sebum production levels that are much higher in men. All of this can cause problems including acne, oily skin, and shine issues. To look your best, men’s skin care involves more than just proper grooming; it requires an investment in your health and longevity.

Skin Treatments for Men

If you are interested in improving and maintaining a younger and healthier complexion, you will benefit from regular treatments at our Medical Spa. At Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery, our fully licensed estheticians and staff are experts in analyzing your skin and developing a plan to help you get healthier, younger looking skin. For the most part, maintaining young, firm, youthful looking skin is simple. Regular skincare at home, combined with treatments from your esthetician will go a long way. In addition, adding the occasional aggressivetreatment with a chemical peel or laser will further bring overall improvement and maintain your skin for a longer period of time.

Step One:

Skin Care Analysis: Call or email us to see one of our estheticians or one of our surgeons at our Ballantyne office. Our staff will talk to you about your goals, evaluate your skin and your needs, and create a skincare regimen that is tailored just for your skin type, and to address any problem areas.

Step Two:

Products: Just like you have to maintain your cars appearance with regular washing, waxing and routine maintenance, you need to give some attention to your skin. Our esthetician will offer recommend a home regimen consisting of skincare products designed for you. Generally this involves a cleanser (not soap), a toner to tighten your skin, and possibly some exfoliants or prescription creams for more improvement. Living in the Charlotte area demands that your skin care should also always involve the use of sun screen to protect from UV damage.

Step Three:

Facial Tightening: Whether you proceed with home skincare products, a skin tightening procedure with a special medical grade peel or light laser can do wonders in helping you maintain younger looking skin. These treatments are generally performed by our trained estheticians, and should take place in a series for maximum benefit. The general rule of thumb is that if a procedure has very little downtime, you will need a series of treatments to see more significant results.

Step Four:

Physician Grade Skin Care: If you’re ready for a more significant positive change in your skin, one of our surgeons, either Dr. Bryan Criswell or Dr. Kara Criswell, will recommend a more aggressive treatment that will deliver more significant and long-lasting improvement. This will involve the use of prescription skin care, a deep chemical peel like the Blue Peel, and or Laser Skin Resurfacing. This particular peel and this Laser treatment usually require you to be out of the public eye for four to seven days, depending on your skin and how aggressive your treatment is.

Step Five:

This next optional step involves caring for your skin after facial surgery. If you’re undergoing any type of surgical procedure, you might consider adding a chemical peel or laser treatment at the same time to minimize downtime. Our surgeons will frequently combine your surgical procedure with Laser Skin Resurfacing, a Blue Peel, Botox or Xeomin, or Dermal Fillers to address your skin care needs.

Skin Procedures for Men in Charlotte

Fact: Men and women have different skin. Men typically have thicker, oilier skin. Male facial skin qualities can lead to problems including acne, oily skin, and a rough, uneven texture. Age spots can also appear, adding years to your appearance. To look (and feel) your best, men can gain great benefit from having a customized skincare regimen to help maintain and protect against further damage, or restore a more youthful look.

Skincare for Men: Staying Young

Just like you need to exercise to stay fit and trim, caring for your skin is important. Your facial skin is exposed to the elements more than any other area, and is usually the first area to show the signs of aging. Modern guys have big advantages – the treatments available today are far superior to those in the past, and have been developed specifically to treat male facial skin. At Criswell & Criswell, we are happy to evaluate your skin, and discuss any problems you have, and develop a custom skincare plan that works for you.


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Your health, safety, and wellbeing is our top priority.

Our office is open, and we are excited to be providing you with select services! Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is leading the way in Charlotte and the South East region with our cutting edge technology, and continued safety measures We appreciate the trust you place in us and wish to assure you we are addressing the COVID-19 outbreak at the highest level to continue to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience.

Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is committed to taking proactive precautions, grounded in science, to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. In addition to our already stringent policies, our office has implemented strict protocols and procedures based on the recommendations of The American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Task Force, and the CDC. All staff members and surgical patients have tested negative for COVID-19 meaning our Quad A certified surgical suite is among the safest centers in the region.

We strive to consistently provide you with cutting edge technology for an exceptional patient experience. Our practice offers virtual consultations which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our virtual consultation process ensures you have ample time to have your questions answered and spend time getting to know your physician. You can also enjoy full access to your skincare specialist, nurses, and Patient Coordinators through virtual visits.

We know everyone is very busy and your time is valuable. Our in-person visits are designed with you in mind to keep your wait times short, and your in-room time effective and focused on your goals so we can get you back to your life.

We are privileged to serve you at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery and are here to support you during these uncertain times.

Sincerely and with warm regards,

Bryan K. Criswell M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kara K. Criswell M.D., F.A.C.S.

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