Chemical Peels Aren’t Just for Women

Cosmetic procedures used to be no man’s land but recent statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggest those days are over. In 2014, men had more than a million cosmetic procedures done. Here at our Houston facial rejuvenation practice, chemical peeling is one of the most popular treatments that men favor for maintaining a more youthful look.

In a New York Times feature titled “Are You Man Enough for a Peel?” Jim Massaro, a New York strength and conditioning coach, talked about how chemical peels have made a huge positive impact on his life. Here’s an excerpt of the feature:

Jim Massaro, a strength and conditioning coach in Nyack, N.Y., first went to a dermatologist because he was worried about the brown spots on his face and hands. (He sheepishly admits to rarely wearing a hat.) Now, about once a season, he has a peel (usually glycolic acid or trichloracetic acid, a relative of vinegar), which he says has reduced the spots about 90 percent.

“I didn’t want to do injections or laser because that might give you downtime,” he said. “I don’t want athletes making fun of me, thinking I’m getting Botox or something.”

What chemical peels can do
The use of chemical peels for skin rejuvenation dates back to ancient times — Cleopatra used sour milk (lactic acid) to keep her skin fair, flawless, and supple. These skin problems respond well to various types of chemical peels:

  • Sun-damaged skin such as fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, blotchiness, and skin discoloration
  • Light freckling in the face, arms, chest, and hands
  • Mild to moderate acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone

Interested in a chemical peel, guys? Call 203-226-3600203-226-3600 to schedule an appointment with the team at Westport Dermatology & Laser today!