What Skin Treatment is Best for Me?
There are many skin treatments both basic and advanced out in the market at the moment and it can often be daunting to have to look through and decide which one is firstly best for your skin condition or secondly which one suits your skin type. Below we will go through a few tips on how to decide what the best skin care clinic treatment Melbourne is for you.
Understanding the 4 Skin Types
There are 4 common skin types, normal, oily, dry and combination. It is important when you are looking at treatments and products to have these customised to your skin type otherwise the benefit of the treatment will be lost and if you are using the wrong products for example products for normal skin on your oily t-zone, this could exacerbate the problem you already are in trying to treat. So let’s go through the 4 basic skin types:
Normal – this is well balanced skin and as we often refer to it as genetically blessed skin.
Dry – this is skin that produces less sebum than normal and as a result of the lack of oily substance production it becomes lipid dry and unable to retain moisture and protect against environmental influences.
What is Sebum? Sebum is an oily substance that is secreted from your Sebaceous Gland.
Oily – this is skins that over produces sebum and will often to you have a ‘shiny’ appearance at the end of a day and noticeable larger or open pores.
Combination – this is as it states when skin has a combination of a few skin types, for example oily/combination. A lot of oily skin clients will often be only oily in their t-zone and notice lipid dry areas in their cheeks.
Now that you have a basic understanding of skin types we can now look at treatments that are suited to your skin condition or concern.
What are the most common treatments on the market at the moment?
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer by using a vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells and debris whilst stimulating collagen production to restore elasticity. This treatment encourages cell renewal, reduces fine line, skin rejuvenation and noticeably brightens and refreshes the skin.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation is a light based aesthetic laser skin treatment that actively targets and reduces skin irregularities to promote a clearer, younger and healthier complexion. It is aimed at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhance the skin’s overall glow.
Hydration facials are all designed around the concept of boosting the hydration levels in your skin and more often than not are done with Hyaluronic acid applied in some form of professional serum that acts to plump and smooth out those fine lines which are caused from dehydration.
Skin needling or as it is called at home dermal rolling, acts to stimulate collagen and elastin to aid the repair and regeneration of skin conditions. This type of treatment is well known for reducing acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads and scarring. It does often involve some downtime due to the intense nature of the treatment but that is to be expected with the results it can achieve.
DMK is a paramedical range which looks at the internal functions of the skin and improving the structural integrity of the cells. This treatment improves the skins ability to dissolve dead skin cells and impurities trapped in the skin and restore vital cellular nutrition and oxygenation. It is suitable for all skin conditions such as anti-ageing, sun damaged, pigmentation, acne, congestions, rosacea & dermatitis.
Now it is all up to you!! Think about your skin type and think about what you feel you are needing to treat as a skin condition and then contact a Skin Clinic Melbourne and book yourself in for a skin consultation and treatment. This is the first step in starting your skin journey to your BEST skin EVER!. Good Luck!!