Treatments for Dry skin in Tunbridge Wells
Do you know that moisturisers can do more harm than good to your skin?
Treatments for dry skin:
Our goal is to fully restore your skin health and promote a naturally youthful look. We advise you to use medical grade prescription skincare products to hydrate, exfoliate, stimulate, nourish and protect your skin.
Medical grade LED Light Therapy: Stimulates your skin’s natural repair, improving circulation, collagen production and giving the skin more energy at a cellular level.
Chemical Peels: Our personalised peels exfoliate dead skin cells, improving and stimulating new skin growth and improving the surface texture and appearance.
Mesotherapy, injections of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Vitamins: The procedure itself consists of multiple injections of HA, highly concentrated vitamins, coenzymes, amino acids, peptides and antioxidants directly into the skin. HA is responsible for hydrating and plumping the skin. As we age, we naturally lose HA, and injectable HA replacement can be used to improve dry and sun-damaged skin on the face, hands, neck and chest.
Microdermabrasion/Aqua infusion and exfoliation: To remove the dead layer of skin cells with water so moisturisers and treatment products can be more effective.
NEW treatment: Advanced Infusion Facial: This customised facial is specially design to hydrate and repair your dry skin.
The first step is Microdermabrasion, Hydro infusion and exfoliation or a Lactic Peel tailored to your skin sensitivity – this prepares the skin, making it more hydrated, and more receptive to other treatments. The second step is Mesotherapy injections of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Vitamins (2 ml). The procedure itself consists of multiple injections of hyaluronic acid, highly concentrated vitamins, coenzymes, amino acids, peptides and antioxidants directly into the skin. The third step is medical grade LED Light Therapy.
Chronic or severe dry skin problems require a dermatologist’s consultation and diagnosis.
External factors such as the environment and an unbalanced personal skincare regime are usually the cause of dry skin. Less often, it is caused by internal factors such as health or genetic predisposition to dry skin. If left untreated, dry skin can lead to more serious conditions such as dermatitis.
What is the cause of dry skin?
- Extreme weather: very hot or cold weather and low humidity. The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from the surface.
- Daily applications of oil rich moisturisers lead to the accumulation of dead cells on the surface of the skin, dryness, enlarged congested pores, acne and sensitivity. Oily moisturizers make your skin ‘lazy’ and less able to hydrate itself. It also blocks the skin’s natural renewal and repair mechanism.
- Long, hot showers; soaking in hot soapy water. As we age, the skin becomes drier naturally but excessive washing makes our skin weaker and drier.
- Some medication (Roaccutane, antihistamines, diuretics, chemotherapy drugs, etc.)
Famous dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD says: “With prolonged use of rich creams and lotions or poor quality moisturisers can cause your skin to become weak and lazy,”
“Skin becomes addicted to moisturiser rather than doing the work itself. Repeated application of moisturiser can lead to dependency on external sources for moisture and the development of what is known as an acquired skin dryness, irritability and reduced vitality which can be calmed down by applying more moisturisers. Moisturisers arrest skin’s natural exfoliation and dead cells accumulate on skin surface.”
“Moisturisers should be used occasionally when needed,” says Dr. Obagi, such as when skin is subject to “severe cold, severe heat, long term sun exposure.”
Chronic or severe dry skin problems require a dermatologist’s consultation and diagnosis. It’s important to exclude other skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis or psoriasis. Our Dermatologist will evaluate and identify causes and get the necessary treatment for you.
Allergy to any ingredient in the Mesotherapy cocktail
Active infection or malignancy
The number of treatments vary for the individual and depends on the area of concern and severity of the skin condition. Chronic or severe dry skin problems require a dermatologist’s consultation and diagnosis