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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Caring For Male Facial Skin

Man With Severe Acne and Scars Atlanta GA

When it comes to skin care and beauty regimes, most people think of women. But men have skin too, and it is just as worthy of pampering and proper care. In fact, a healthy and youthful complexion can strongly impact how men are perceived, both in the dating arena as well as the corporate world.

Just like women, men can face acne, pigmentation, aging and other skin concerns. It is important to gain the knowledge you need to maintain a clear and radiant skin as a male. Talking to a certified dermatologist is the perfect place to start.

The Unique Skin Care Needs of Men

While men and women share many of the same skin care concerns, there are some key differences in the type of skin found on males versus females. Two primary distinctions that makes male skin care a bit more unique is thicker skin and facial hair.

Thicker Skin

In general, men have thicker and tougher facial skin than women. Male hormones are to blame. When testosterone levels are high, there is an increased production of oil in the skin. This can lead to more dirt, oil and debris that blocks pores. Therefore, hormonal acne becomes a primary concern in men.

It is important to wash your face every day, 2-3 times can be ideal. In addition, regular exfoliation is necessary in order to eliminate dead skin, bacteria and dirt and reveal a clearer and more radiant complexion.

Facial Hair

Testosterone is also responsible for male hair growth on the face. When testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it activates androgen receptors. Androgens are what control hair growth, which makes it understandable why men have more hair on the face than women. The hair follicles are also larger and more coarse.

Men must consider their shaving regime when putting a good skin care plan in place. Shaving too much can result in distressed skin. If you have sensitive skin, this can cause red bumps and razor-burn after shaves. Consider applying a pre-shave product that softens the facial hair first.

Look at your shaving cream products more closely. If they contain alcohol or menthol, you may want to switch to a natural, plant-based product that is gentler on the skin. A close shave should not come at the cost of inflamed or irritated facial skin.

While there are general guidelines for male skin care, every man’s skin is unique. It is best to discuss your skin care regime with a dermatologist to find the best products for your particular face. At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we know that men also want to avoid signs of aging. Our non-surgical treatments in facial rejuvenation are for men and women alike!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 1200+ reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!