There are a number of painless treatments men can use to dramatically improve their apearance with no recovery time. Furthermore, these procedures are subtle enough that no one will know next time they see you.
1. Enhance your hair color
Cover your grey strands with a translucent, semipermanent dye, as it will not look unnaturally dark. The color can be applied all over or in sections and will last about six weeks. Be sure to maintain your youthful look with regular coloring.
Approximate time: 20 minutes
Price: $175 to $350 depending on procedure and salon
2. Referesh your skin
I highly recommend that you look after your skin from an early age to prevent the signs of aging. That means cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protecting your skin. Following this regimen will significant delay the aging process, but the investment in skincare has to begin in the early 20s so by the time you are in your 40s you will have age defying skin. Unfortunately, most men focus on skincare only after they start aging. For such men seeking an instant solution to refresh their skin, there is the option to go to a great cosmetic dermatologist and get Botox to eliminate forehead lines and crow's feet, fillers to add volume to sagging skin around jawline or cheeks, and a surgical chemical peel or light treatment to tighten pores and even out skin tone. This three-step fix will last around six months. However, Botox and fillers are invasive techniques and long-term side effects of Botox are largely unkown. I personally do not advocate their use. For a safer and less expensive option, stay tuned for a new skincare line for men soon to be launched. It will give men instant, short-term as well as long-term solutions to healthy and youthful skin. More details on this skincare line will be the subject of a future post.
Approximate time: 20 minutes
Price: $2,000 and up
3. Tame your brows
Strands of stray hair should be tweezed and overgrown hair snipped straight across. The grooming will add polish, brighten your eyes, and can even help some men appear thinner overall. In most cases, it is an instant face lift.
Approximate time: 10 minutes
4. Get a tan
Lose your winter pallor with the latest spray-on treatments. An efficient airbush-tanning specialist can sprtiz you from head to toe in minutes, providing a deep, healthy tone that will last up to ten days. This is a safer option to sun bathing or sitting under a tanning lamp and being exposed to UV rays that can cause cancer as well as speed up the aging process.
Approximate time: 7 to 30 minutes
Price: $100 more
5. Whiten your smile
Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is not only beautiful but also a major sign of youth. It can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking. Laser tooth whitening can get your smile looking its best.
Approximate time: 45 minutes to an hour
Price: $200 to $800 depending on the doctor and location