Putting Your Best Face Forward isn't Just for Females

Facial aging affects men and women alike. However, the majority of treatments and products are targeted for females. There are multiple elements that go into protecting, repairing and nourishing your skin.  Skin protection, diet, adequate rest, exercise, hydration and reparative preparations all play a role in creating a healthy complexion. However, the cosmeceutical industry can be overwhelming to navigate as many products offer amazing benefits without sound science backing. As result, many patients experience "product fatigue" due to lack of results.

Dr. Boeckmann has extensively researched skin care products proven by scientific studies that are not only simple to use, but provide proven clinical results. 

Botox and Dermal Filler Injectables

In addition to skin care, more men are becoming aware of the anti-aging benefits that can be achieved with injectables (e.g. Botox and fillers). When considering these treatments the most important factor to achieving your desired outcome is dependent upon the surgeon, not the product. Dr. Boeckmann has a deep knowledge of facial anatomy, and how to administer BOTOX and dermal fillers correctly, and safely for truly impressive results. For these reasons, Dr. Boeckmann is highly sought after in Orange County for his expertise, artistry, and ability to deliver natural results. Dr. Boeckmann's technique leaves patients looking refreshed and well rested, never "injected." 

Sunscreen Essentials

Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma(SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent. In addition, regular daily use of sunscreen helps prevent premature skin aging, including wrinkles, sagging, and sun spots (age spots). The best practice is to apply 30 minutes before venturing outside to allow the sunscreen to bind to your skin.

What to Look for in a Sunscreen

SPF stands for sun protection factor. The number tells you how long the sun’s UVB rays would take to redden your skin compared with the amount of time without sunscreen. For example, when using an SPF 15 product, it would take you 15 times longer to burn than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen. In Southern California our climate affords us plenty of sunlight year round. When spending time outdoors,  Dr. Boeckmann recommends an SPF 30-50

Broad spectrum. The words “broad spectrum” on a label indicate that the sunscreen contains ingredients that effectively protect against UVA and UVB rays. Chemical sunscreen ingredients (like avobenzone and octisalate) absorb UV rays before they can damage your skin.Physical sunscreen ingredients (like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) block and scatter the rays before they penetrate your skin. Dr. Boeckmann recommends a sunscreen with a minimum of 5% titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for adequate anti aging protection. 

Water resistance. While sunscreens can’t claim to be waterproof, they can be labeled water resistant for either 40 or 80 minutes

Reapply every two hours of exposure and immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.

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