5 Father’s Day cosmetic treatment gift ideas for the well-groomed dad


Just what do you buy the dad who has everything? Stuck for a gift this coming Father’s Day?

With male grooming growing ever more popular, men(yes, even dads!) are now spending more and more of their hard-earned cash on looking good — and possibly just as long in front of the mirror as mum! So, with this spike in cosmetic treatments for men and a massive change in trend, we offer you five innovative makeover ideas for your pa!


  • Teeth whitening This is one of the most cost-effective ways of transforming a smile. Whiter teeth can also give your dad a more youthful appearance — and what’s not to love about turning back the clock on ageing and discoloured teeth? Drinks, such as tea, coffee and red wine — and even some sports drinks, can also stain teeth, so it’s a cosmetic treatment that’s not just for the older father. Want to make your dad’s yellow teeth all white? There are many options — from laser whitening to home-based teeth whitening, tray-based whitening, surgery-based, super fast teeth whitening and take home whitening strips. But tell dad to always see a dentist for this cosmetic dental treatment.
  • Botox This is now a hugely popular cosmetic treatment and much sought after by men and women alike, all looking to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is a non-surgical injectable cosmetic treatment that will smooth lines by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions. It will take years off dad’s face — and he’ll be joining the ranks of some famous footballers and Hollywood stars who’ve all had the same anti-ageing treatment, even if they don’t admit it!
  • Skin care Do you have a dad who is a bit of a sun worshipper? A chemical peel might make the perfect gift for him if he’s spent too much time soaking up the rays because it can remove sun damage and brighten skin. TCA Peel is a light to medium strength chemical peel used as a skin resurfacing technique. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) solution is applied to the face to remove the outer surface layers of skin. The process allows new, healthier skin to emerge. It not only reduces sun damage, but also gets rid of facial wrinkles, scarring, uneven skin tone and pigment abnormalities. Many patients can benefit from having TCA applied not only on the face but also on the neck and other parts of the body that have had high sun exposure. TCA formulas have less bleaching effect than solutions containing phenol, so some surgeons have found TCA to be effective in treating darker-skinned patients. But, be warned, the effects take a while to show, although many patients believe the results are well worth waiting for!
  • Tattoo removal Even dads were young once! And if he’s had a ‘tat done and is still living to regret it, then this is the prefect gift. Remind him of his misspent youth (if that’s when he had that now-unwanted tattoo done) by treating him to several sessions of laser tattoo removal. He’ll need to know the ink that was used and the depth of the tattoo if he wants a prediction of the degree to which it can be removed. And, because laser light is colour-specific, each laser treats one colour, which means that if he has a multi-coloured tattoo, he will need several different colours of lasers to treat it. By breaking down the pigment into small fragments, the body’s immune system can then carry them away. The number of treatments you need will depend on the number of colours of your tattoo, the depth of the tattoo, and its type. Tattoos can be treated every month or every other month. It is a good idea for the body to absorb as much of the pigment as possible before going on to the next treatment. On average, it will take around eight to 20 treatments for it to be completely removed.
  • Anti-snoring device Ok, well not the subtlest of Father’s Day gifts, but your mum might thank you for it! Snoring is the bane of many people’s lives — for those who suffer with it and for those who suffer listening to it! The rough, rattling sound that comes from the mouth, nose and back of your throat when asleep is caused by muscles relaxing and airways can sometimes close up and stop air from getting in or out easily. Anyone of any age can snore, but it’s most common in overweight and obese men. A type of mouth guard that pushes the lower jaw forward, called a mandibular advancement device, can be effective at reducing snoring for some people. The mouth guard works by improving the airflow when you sleep. Refer dad to a GP or dentist who will be able to give him more advice — and mum a good night’s rest. Zzzzzz!

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