Manscaping

Manscaping

The modern man has a new awareness of, and attitude towards appearance and grooming. Unwanted body and facial hair, jagged nails, discoloured teeth and body odour have no place on the modern man.

Grooming habits and what is considered "good grooming" have varied greatly over time. Around 10,000 B.C., scented oils were a popular method of cleaning and softening skin and masking body odour. In ancient Egypt, kohl and red ochre featured prominently in the grooming arsenal of most men, as did a variety of skin care creams. Additionally, tribes around the world frequently used makeup in the form of dyes and paints for medicinal and cosmetic purposes as well as to psychologically prepare for battle.

Laser Hair removal

Hair removal is accepted as part of male grooming and there are several good reasons for keeping your body neatly groomed.

Removing the hair on the chest, back, shoulders, neck, abdomen, buttocks or legs will with no doubt enhance your musculature and body shape and a well groomed face will make you appear cleaner and send the message that you care about your appearance. Common facial areas that can be treated are the ears, nose, chin, forehead, unibrow, sideburns, moustache, cheeks and beard.

At Skin & Body Renewal, laser hair removal is the most effective treatment available and is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction after 8 to 10 treatments. A common problem in men is ingrown hairs; these red bumps can be painful and unsightly, but it can easily be corrected with laser hair removal as the hairs respond well to as little as 2 to 3 treatments.

Waxing

For the brave at heart, Skin and Body Renewal also offers waxing for men. Waxing is a temporary method of removing any unwanted body hair. Hair is removed from the root of the hair follicle. Results should last for a period of three to four weeks. Common areas treated are the chest, arms, shoulders, tummy, legs, back, neck, eyebrows, nostrils and ears.

Hands and nails

Not many men regard male manicure and pedicures as an essential part of grooming, but if the modern man finds neat appearance and good looks important in his pursuit of success, then neat nails becomes inevitable. In earlier days, a man was assessed by the cleanliness of his shoes. Today, men are expected to dress well and be well groomed from head to toe.

A good manicure will ensure that clean nails are clean, neat and trim. Our Oasis Spa is the perfect place to have a relaxing male manicure and pedicure.

Anti-ageing treatments

The role of skin care for men actually starts in his 20’s and 30’s, this is when wrinkles begin to appear and puffiness under your eyes starts getting noticeable. A good skincare regime with the correct products, a good sunscreen and regular treatments can significantly delay the ageing process

In your 40’s and 50’s the physiological processes are on a regression, skin turnover also slows down and so regular home exfoliation once a week is a must. Chemical peels every two months to exfoliate your skin on a deeper level is also a must. If the developing frown lines, crow's feet, sagging of the jaw line, under eye bags and pigmentation are starting to bother you, it can easily be treated with Botulinum Toxin, dermal fillers, laser skin rejuvenation and radiofrequency.

Botulinum Toxin for Hyperhydrosis

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the armpit of a person. This condition involves extreme dripping sweat in the armpits, which is almost totally resistant to all the types of deodorants and other odour controlling medication.

Botulinum Toxin for Axillary Hyperhidrosis is a simple and effective treatment for excessive sweating. The procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes to do, is relatively painless, involves a few injections into the underarm skin where the sweating is greatest to block the action of nerves that supply the sweat glands, and stop the glands from producing sweat. These results can last from 6 to 9 months.

Fun Fact

While it’s true that men have anointed themselves with scents for centuries, the word cologne originated in Cologne, Germany, when an Italian perfumer, Giovanni Maria Farina, concocted a potion that reminded him of an Italian spring morning and named it after his new hometown, Cologne.

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