Dry or Dehydrated Skin
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Dry or Dehydrated Skin Treatment
Dehydrated skin is a condition that occurs when there’s a lack of water in the skin. This can happen to anyone, regardless of skin type — people with oily or combination skin can still experience dehydration. Dehydrated skin typically looks dull and can show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity. In dry skin water isn’t the problem. Dry skin is a skin type, like oily or combination skin, where the complexion lacks oils, or lipids, so it takes on a more flaky, dry appearance. You may also see a scaly appearance, white flakes, redness or irritation and increased incidence of psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.
What are the symptoms?
Sufferers of dry skin may find that their makeup becomes patchy in dry areas. The skin might feel tight, itchy and taught. Blackheads and spots can still be a problem for people with dry skin, although the overall complexion may be ashen and dull. Dry skin may age the face since wrinkles can become more prominent if the skin is less hydrated. An ongoing condition,
someone who has dry skin will continuously treat it.
The causes of dehydrated skin can be more than your skin lacking in moisture or water. It can be caused by environmental factors, lifestyle habits, diet, makeup, incorrect product use and even the weather. Factors include prolonged exposure to the sun, cold wind, air conditioning and heating, all of which can cause moisture to evaporate from the skin. An excessive lifestyle that includes alcohol, too much caffeine, smoking, lack of sleep, a poor diet and even lots of sweating from exercise can serve to dry out skin. Dehydrated skin can be aggravated by topical skincare. When we’re caring for our skin, sometimes we can cause more harm than good. Exfoliating with abrasive scrubs or using harsh acids can sometimes cause skin irritation and disturb that natural moisturising processes, making the skin dry and inflamed. Instead, you should opt for an AHA exfoliator, which dissolves dead skin cells and exfoliates the skin through acids.
Other irritants could include fragranced ingredients, rich ingredients, fake tan use and using other synthetic ingredients or harsh chemicals, not taking your makeup off properly, and medications (steroid creams) etc. Hot weather can make your skin sore, red and sunburned and requires hydration, just like cold weather. In colder weather, the air is drier and can raw the moisture from your skin. The result is dry, flaky and irritated skin.
Ageing is one of the leading causes of dry skin, whether that is premature or extrinsic ageing. Naturally, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases over time, as does the activity of the sebaceous glands and their ability to secrete oil. Blood flow to the skin will also decline, causing a drop in sebum production.
Expert tips for Dry or Dehydrated Skin
For dehydrated skin, oral hydration is a must because it’s adding water into complexion from the inside. You can also incorporate water rich foods into your diet, such as watermelon, strawberries, cucumber, and celery.
For dry skin, keep on moisturizing. This process helps dry skin better retain water and maintain a proper level of hydration. The key to addressing dry skin is finding products that help you lock in moisture, especially overnight. Try using a humidifier, especially during winter months, and wear a gel sleeping mask for an extra boost.
Dry and dehydrated skin can present itself in several ways like dullness, flaky skin and sensitivity. When the skin is unable to seal in moisture, it becomes easier for irritants and bacteria to interfere with the skin, and the repair barrier becomes compromised. At Harley Street Injectables we have a variety of treatments for both dry and dehydrated skin that will help boost moisture and improve texture and hydration.
Profhilo is an injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age. Profhilo is not a dermal filler or biorevitaliser – Profhilo has opened up a new injectable category – bioremodeling. Thermal cross-linking changes the character and behaviour of the HA resulting in the formation of co-operative hybrid complexes which modulate the tissues. One of the main advantages is longevity. Treatment with Profhilo improves skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer-looking skin. Profhilo is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also be used to rejuvenating the neck, decolletage, arms, knees and hands.
During your consultation, we’ll determine your suitability for treatment. Your nurse may recommend that you combine Profhilo with other treatments to achieve the best results.
You may feel a slight sting as the needle enters the skin. The practitioner can apply a topical numbing cream, though this is usually not necessary.
You should expect to see results between 4-8 weeks after your first treatment as the body starts to produce its glow-giving factors. We recommend 2-3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
You could expect to see skin remodelling within 2-3 treatments.
Once a month for the first 2-3 sessions, then between 3-6 months for any maintenance treatments.
There is no real downtime with this treatment. You might see slight swelling, bruising or redness after Profhilo.
Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate, hydrate and tighten skin.The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.
Mesotherapy is an injectable treatment that delivers a custom combination of skin-enhancing ingredients to your complexion.
During your consultation, we will discuss your skin concerns to determine which formulation the practitioner will administer through your Mesotherapy treatment. It will usually contain a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamins and amino acids.
Before your treatment, we may apply a topical numbing cream to your skin.
Through a series of fine injections, a bespoke blend of peptides, growth factors and antioxidants are delivered into the mesoderm (the middle layer of the skin) from between 1-4mm beneath your skin to improve skin quality and function.
This treatment takes approximately 30 minutes – 1 hour.
We can use Mesotherapy to treat the face, hands, neck and body.
Mesotherapy is a popular treatment for those who suffer from acne scars; the blend of ingredients can improve post-inflammatory pigmentation and enhance collagen levels to help repair pitted scars.
It’s also a treatment that can provide intense hydration and revitalisation while boosting overall radiance.
Since Mesotherapy can counteract free radical damage and ignite fibroblast activity, it makes it effective at treating superficial lines and wrinkles.
It can also be suitable for those who have:
Dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
A busy and fast-paced lifestyle and are lacking essential vitamins and nutrients
premature signs of ageing
Uneven skin tone (i.e. pigmentation)
Juvéderm Volite is an innovative injectable treatment designed to improve skin quality for up to nine months. This is not a dermal filler, it’s a skin conditioning Hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. Volite is injected into the middle layers of the dermis across many sites to nourish it from the inside out. Volite is suitable for all ages and skin types. Juvederm Volite helps hydrate the skin, because of the high water-binding capacity of HA. It increases elasticity because HA also stimulates collagen production and it smoothes the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
The treatment uses vycross technology that binds the hyaluronic acid, giving it greater malleability and a more natural appearance than dermal fillers.
Hyaluronic acid needs to maintain a very low molecular weight in order to be able to efficiently penetrate the dermis, and unfortunately, this is very hard to track within topical skincare. With so much uncertainty over how deep the hyaluronic acid can actually penetrate the skin topically, it’s more effective to inject it.
You can expect to see results within 4-6 weeks.
The results of Juvéderm Volite are not permanent. We recommend for best results to have regular treatments every 6-9 months.
Volite can treat face, neck, decolletage and the back of the hands.
Small raised areas at the injection site will disappear within 1-2 hours following treatment.
Bruising, redness and tenderness to the injection site is common and will resolve in several days.
The skin’s repair barrier when strong and healthy can help prevent your skin from premature ageing, keep bacteria at bay, and slow down free radical damage. Not only this but when it is working effectively, it will help your skin to retain as much moisture as possible, keeping your skin looking young and supple. The LED facial uses phototherapy to optimise skin cell performance and encourage skin health.
- Acne scarring and other types of wounds
- Dry and dull skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Rough texture
- Inflammation and skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis
- Hyperpigmentation and age spots
- Sun damage
- Muscle and joint pain
- Stimulates collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Combats dullness
- Increases hydration
- Improves hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage
- Reduces inflammation and symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions
- Improves tone and texture of the skin
- Improves acne scarring and accelerates wound healing
- Boosts skin health
- Eases muscle and joint pains and spasms
- Reduces bacteria associated with acne
Celluma LED light therapy works to calm redness and inflammation by triggering the body’s natural repair mechanisms. The treatment promotes overall skin health by improving circulation and boosts your skincare regime by allowing greater absorption of skincare ingredients.
Phototherapy can alter biological activity to encourage skin cells to improve their performance and efficiency- this process can promote the body’s healing mechanisms to speed up tissue repair and fortify the skin’s epidermal barrier. In turn, this can improve inflammatory skin conditions (and their symptoms) like psoriasis and dermatitis.
LED light therapy can also kill acne bacteria to help reduce acne, while fibroblast activity synthesises collagen production to improve acne scars (and other wounds) and skin texture.
Approximately 30 minutes.