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Movember at Audubon Dermatology

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

Male patients: Be sure you are following the AJCC guidelines for prostate cancer!

In honor of this month of men, here are 3 grooming tips for our guys:

1.      Hold Onto Your Hair

Not only do men want to have full beards (at least one month out of the year), they want to hold on to their full head of hair forever! There are two scientifically proven treatments that men can use, and should use, to prevent hair loss and possibly regrow what is lost.

Rogaine (Minoxidil) is shown to slow or stop hair loss and can actually increase growth. We recommend Rogaine Foam for Men-it is lightweight and won’t make your hair greasy. The prescription pill Propecia (Finasteride 1mg) blocks an enzyme that leads to hair loss.

Fun fact: Did you know the drug Propecia (Finasteride 1mg) was discovered when Proscar (Finasteride 5mg) was being studied as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, informally known as an enlarged prostate? During the study scientists found that a side effect was increased hair growth for men.

2.      Smooth Your Skin

Start using a retinoid every night, it’s a simple way to look great. You will prevent and reduce wrinkles, pores, blackheads, and skin discolorations. Our “Green Gel”, tretinoin, is a lightweight gel you should be using nightly.

3.      Stealth Fixes

Botox and fillers are dramatically increasing in popularity among men. Why? Men have realized these quick, no downtime treatments to get rid of deep creases and saggy faces work for them as well as they do for women. The key is a Dermatologist who knows how to make a man look like a man. Men don’t need pointy eyebrows or round cheeks, to keep a man looking masculine you focus on jaw line and temples.