It is very common for both men and women to look in the mirror and feel that their skin has lost its natural glow over time. It may look drab dull and colourless. Dull skin is often a result of uneven skin tone or texture, blotchiness, red patches, pigmentation, dark circles and irregular surface. Skin texture refers to the colour and contours of skin.
Good texture is evenly coloured skin, which evokes an appearance of youth and natural beauty. Tone refers to how taut skin is - like a canvas draped across an artist’s frame. Skin tone is due to two main factors - how much quality collagen skin can produce, and how strong our skin’s ligaments are. Loss of tone appears as skin laxity, wrinkles, jowling, or eyelid hooding. As we age, our collagen and ligaments weaken with time.
This scaffolding is what holds our skin up, and keeps skin tight and youthful. When our skin is healthy, skin cells turn over at an optimum rate, producing a healthy, smooth, bright appearance. However, things like ageing, dehydration, poor diet, stress, fatigue, alcohol, smoking, environmental pollutants, poor circulation, excessive sun exposure, lack of sleep, and seasonal changes can all contribute to dull lifeless skin. Also as we get older our skin’s natural cellular renewal processes slow down, leading to a build-up of dead surface skin cells which contribute to that dull, lacklustre appearance.
The good news, however, is that regardless of the cause of your specific dull skin problems there are numerous treatment options we can offer to renew your natural glow - like a quality homecare routine, in-clinic collagen stimulating treatments like diamabrasion, hydrobrasion, mild and moderate chemical peels, LASER, IPL, LED III therapy, collagen stimulating and volumising injectables, non-surgical Serdev® suture face-lift and volumising, eyelid surgery and liposculpting with fat transfer.
For best results numerous treatments are generally required using different treatment technologies. Each individual will respond differently so results will vary between individuals. Feel free to call on 02 6331 9163 for your personalised Visia® skin assessment and treatment journey.