Dull or Dry Skin
Dull, dry or dehydrated skin is a common problem affecting almost all of us. It is important to understand why these changes occur so to determine treatment options.
- Build-up of dead skin cells
One of the most common causes of dull skin is the build of dead skin cells (keratinocytes) on the surface. Keratinocytes are created at the base of the epidermis (stratum basale) and progressively move towards the outer layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum). During this migration to the outer layer, keratinocytes become flatter, drier and are eventually shed from the skin. Inadequate shedding leads to a build-up of dead, dry skin cells, which makes the skin look dull and dry. This can be remedied by improving skin exfoliation through topical skincare and exfoliative skin treatments.
- Loss of natural hyaluronic acid
With age, menopause, lifestyle choices and sun exposure, the epidermis becomes depleted of natural hyaluronic acid, the natural hydrator of the skin. This results in the skin looking more dry and wrinkled. Hyaluronic acid can be replenished by treatments such as mesotherapy, biorevitalisation and microneedling.
At the Dr Tatiana Clinic, we work with you to adjust your skincare routine, offering evidence-based treatments that are effective and long-lasting. Our management programme for dull or dry skin involves topical skin treatments that improve skin texture, shine and hydration. At your first consultation, we discuss optimal skincare ingredients to address your specific concerns. We will then put together a tailored treatment plan.
Fruit and other natural acids can be used to deeply exfoliate and promote skin regeneration. Peels range from mild and refreshing to more intense and resurfacing. We offer a full range of Dr Tatiana’s own blend of chemical peels. Dr Tatiana has combined natural acids with anti-inflammatory ingredients to achieve optimal results, with minimal down-time.
Mesotherapy is the injection of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid into the upper layers of the skin. This helps to rehydrate and reinvigorate the skin. It is a minimally invasive treatment with usually no down-time. We recommend a course of 6 treatments (1 per month).
Biorevitalisation describes a treatment where hyaluronic acid (sometimes in combination with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) is injected into the upper layers of the skin to rehydrate, brighten and smooth the skin. Biorevitalisation typically contains more hyaluronic acid than mesotherapy and is an excellent treatment for fine lines and skin lacking in moisture. We use products such as Profhilo, Juvederm Volite and Teosyal Redensity I. Depending on the choice of product, we recommend a course of 2-4 treatments (1 per month).
Microneedling is a treatment that involves tiny needles that stimulate skin repair and create channels into the skin, enabling the absorption of nutrients applied to the skin surface. In order to improve the appearance of dull or dry skin, we use medium-deep needling with a solution of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to stimulate skin regeneration, improve vibrancy and hydration.
Morpheus 8 is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy to smooth and firm the skin. As the small needles enter the skin, the tips of the needles heat up with radiofrequency energy. This sends controlled heat energy into the upper layers of the skin and stimulates collagen production, thus tightening, firming and smoothing the skin over several months after the treatment. Morpheus 8 is safe for any skin type and can be used alongside other treatments such as dermal fillers.