Dull skin is a natural part of the ageing process, as the skin cycle which produces new cells takes longer, leaving a build-up of older cells at the surface, leading to a dull complexion.
A secondary contribution to dull skin is a direct impact of lifestyle choices like smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, lack of exercise and poor hydration – all of which can have a negative impact on the appearance of our skin. Even over-hydration with reliance on moisturisers at the level of the skin surface, can lead to the basic mechanisms of cell communication to be switched off, leading to a dull natural skin appearance.
The aesthetics industry now has more advanced scientific information about medical-grade cosmeceuticals that work to treat the skin as a whole, enhancing its quality from within. At London City Skin Clinic, we believe it is important to maintain a great skincare regime as we age, to help replace lost moisture and to keep the area clean, exfoliated and in its best possible condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is never too late to start looking after your skin. It is important to understand what skin products are available, and how they work. We have treatments available that help to strengthen damaged skin and improve the appearance of dull skin. We can recommend a daily routine that enables you to maintain your results and delay the ageing process. This should be easy to organise following your consultation, and can be ordered through our online shopping page.
There are some great topical products you can buy over the counter on the high street, but these generally work on the surface layers of your skin and are deemed to be more ‘cosmetic’. If required, we can provide medically active skin products, that act on the deeper layers of the skin, strengthening it and repairing previous damage to improve your skin appearance.
At London City Skin Clinic, Dr Robby Bajaj is pleased to be able to offer some of the world’s leading treatments for improving the quality of your skin, selecting those brands and products that are effective in restoring self-confidence as well as skin quality.
Medical-Grade Skin Care (Cosmeceuticals) - The term cosmeceutical takes its name from the combination of “Cosmetic & Pharmaceutical”, and this is where you will notice the difference in the quality and strength of the products. We have hand-picked proven medical skin care products from Obagi, ZO skincare, Heliocare to name a few. We believe the key ingredients are:
· Vitamin C serum
· SPF protection
· Retinol/Vit A derivatives
The Nu-Derm® system by Obagi is an ideal skincare treatment for the correction – and prevention – of signs of ageing, such as lines and wrinkles, sun damage, such as age spots or hyperpigmentation, and acne. This is a system which can produce dramatic effects.
Profilo® is a restorative bio-remodelling treatment for the revitalisation of dull or ageing skin, utilising a gel-like hyaluronic acid across two sessions to stimulate collagen and elastin for the revival of the skin’s hydration, and natural radiance.
Skin dermatology consultations are £50 per appointment. These are undertaken by Dr Robby Bajaj. If an injectable cosmetic is requested such as Profhilo, the consultation fee is redeemable against the treatment course.