Lack lustre, dull skin
The skin’s reflective properties can vary depending on the evenness of the outer layer of skin, the epidermis (or more specifically the stratum corneum).
The upper layers of the epidermis contain dead skin cells. Over time these cells shed off and are replaced by the cells located directly below. This process of shedding and renewal is not always even or optimal, and a build-up of dead skin cells can occur giving a dull and rough appearance. Furthermore, as we age the speed of sloughing and renewal decreases, from a 30 day cycle to >60 days, meaning that dead skin cells are left to sit on the surface for longer giving a lacklustre appearance.
Exfoliating procedures such as HydraFacial, microdermabrasion and chemical peels can increase cell turnover (shedding and renewal), giving the skin a more even and lustrous appearance. Furthermore, LED phototherapy can be added to these procedures to increase cellular activity and blood circulation.
For those with greater sun damage or signs of aging laser treatments such as Fraxel may be recommended to achieve optimal results. In addition to this, treatments should be paired with correct professionally recommended clinical skin care to maintain and achieve optimal results.
Frequently asked questions
Which treatment do I book in for?
Our team of dermal clinicians can assist you with determining the most appropriate treatment. When you visit the clinic for your first appointment they will analyse your skin and discuss options with you.