Oily & Problematic Skin
Oily skin is characterised by an increased amount of sebum (or oil) production from the sebaceous glands in the skin. The skin can appear shiny or waxy as a consequence. Oily skin can still be dehydrated, as oil sits in the pores and floods the top layer of the skin, whereas the water content of the skin normally sits in the surrounding skin cells. This is a very common misconception, and people often starve their skin of moisturiser when they have oily skin, which cause stress in the skin.
People with oily skin often have breakouts as the oil gland can get blocked by the thick sebum. This traps the sebum in the gland, where bacteria live, causing small infections or pimples. This process is very exaggerated in people with acne, where the sebum production is high in response to androgenic/testosterone production.
People suffering from acne may also experience oily skin, inflammation, redness, sensitivity, reactivity to products, hyperpigmentation and pitted scarring in acne.
Treatments we recommend include: Peels, Microneedling and LED
Best skincare to use
Deep cleansers that contain both AHA (water soluble lactic acids) and BHA (oil dissolving salicylic acid), and double cleanse. Some cleansers also contain Tea tree oil which a great anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
Serums should include: Vitamin a to help reduce the amount of dead skin cells, and regulate skin cell cycle. Vitamin B is great for hydration. Look for products with Witch Hazel, as it has anti-inflammatory, and having antioxidant properties.
Exfoliate no more than once a week. Most people with oily skin overdo it, causing the skin to go into stress and be inflamed. This further aggravates the skin to breakout. Moisturisers should be limited in oil, and there are plenty of oil free moisturisers available at Dermal Distinction.
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Milia are very small, raised, pearly-white or yellowish bumps on the skin. They are most often seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes and eyelids, forehead and chest. However, they can occur anywhere on the body. They are harmless, but look unsightly.
Vasculyse Radiofrequency can be used for removal of milia. The Vsaculyse probe is held on the skin surface for just a few seconds. The blemish will resolve in 1-2 treatments, with very little redness that soon disappears. Final results range from 3-21 days depending on the treatment. $129 (15 mins)
Medium Depth Peel. Helps to reduce breakouts, control oil and softens lines to provide a more even and smooth skin texture. $160
Cosmedix Purity Peel
The Cosmedix Purity Peel, which is a Jessner based peel, helps to repair & restore. A gentle epidermal treatment that decongests pores for clearer, healthier-looking skin. The Cosmedix Purity peel is perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin. $160
VascuLyse uses mild RadioFrequency (RF) to generate targeted ‘heat energy’ to capillary vessels, effectively eliminating skin blemishes without damaging the skin. It is fast, relatively painless and produces immediate results for many skin blemishes. We only treat the cheeks and face.
Most skin conditions can be successfully and permanently treated in 1-3 treatments without any risk of lesion to the skin itself. This is most effective on the face. $129 (15 mins)
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