Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Skin Technology - Here's the Science Bit!


Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Technology for Skin’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp www.cheshireskinclinic.com angie@cheshireskinclinic.com or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594.  Next month – ‘Men’s Skin Care’.

Some of the primary elements that drive skin ageing and skin disease are damaging chronic inflammation and an unhealthy skin barrier. Exfoliation and regular dermabrasion can actually exacerbate these conditions by perpetuating the damage to the surface of the skin and not allowing healthy skin cells to thrive.
A great way of repairing damaged skin is using Keratolytic Technology. This involves selecting the skin (Kerato’) that is need of assistance and then removing excess and abnormal skin cells (Lytic’). This in turn increases cell turnover by destroying the unhealthy constituents, cleans out blocked pores and rids the skin of unhealthy bacteria without adversely damaging the desirable, protective barrier that our skin provides.
The most common key targets are to reduce redness, smooth the skin texture/reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This ultimately results in us maintaining clean pores and fresh, healthy skin.  By embracing this technology it is possible to successfully treat acne, congested/under-nourished skin, rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and general uneven skin texture. The ‘skin repair technology’ products themselves can be used with or without complementary skin rejuvenation techniques, depending on the severity of the repair and restoration required. Many of these products can also be used at home, at a lower strength, to maintain the whole ‘revamp’ on a long term basis and prevent further detrimental conditions arising.