SouthPark & Ballantyne

Skin Care for Men in Charlotte

You probably are well aware 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 your skin and a woman’s. Higher levels of testosterone cause denser, tougher epidermis and sebum production levels are much higher in men. All of this can cause problems including acne, oily skin, and shine issues. As such, in order to look your best, men’s skin care involves more than just proper grooming; it requires an investment in your health and longevity.

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, beautiful looking skin is simple. Regular skin care at home using products for men, combined with treatments from our esthetician will go a long way. In addition, adding the occasional aggressive treatment with a chemical peel or laser will further add to your overall improvement.

Step One:
Skin Care Analysis: Call or email us to see one of our estheticians or one of our surgeons at either our SouthPark or Ballantyne Office. Our staff will talk to you about your goals, evaluate your skin and your needs, and make a plan tailored to meet you goals.

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 skin care 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. Because we are in Charlotte, your skin care should also always involve the use of sun screen to protect from UV damage.

Step Three:
Facial Tightening: Whether or not you proceed with home skin care products, a skin tightening procedure with a special medical grade peel or light laser will go a long way toward helping you maintain younger looking skin. These treatments are generally performed by our trained estheticians and should be performed in a series for maximum benefit. The general rule of thumb is that if a procedure has very little downtime (you look fine to go back to work), then you will need a series of treatments to see the best results.

Step Four:
Physician Grade Skin Care: If you’re ready for more significant results, 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:
There really isn’t a step five, but this next step involves combining surgery into your skin care needs. 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 your 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.

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Our Office Locations

Please visit either of our two locations serving the Charlotte Metro Area


4310 Sharon Road, Suite V02, SouthPark, Charlotte, NC 28211

The Ballantyne Office

14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 210, Charlotte, NC 28277