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Skin Assessment

Cosmetic Anti-Ageing & Skin | Balwyn North

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Skin Assessment

Dermal Distinction

Skin assessment in Balwyn

Your skin type | Essentials

How do I know what my skin type is?

The first step of skin assessment is to find out a little about you.

Your dermal therapist will discuss your skin concerns, medical history and assess your skin with our Observ imaging system. From this first step of the skin assessment, you will learn about your skin type & condition.

Your skin type is not something you see. It is determined through photo analysis using polarising light and looking under blue light. Once you know your skin type, matching skin care and treatments becomes easier and results more predictable.

What skin care products should I use?

Once we have started your skin asessment, we will tailor a skincare regime that is perfectly suited to your skin and the best ingredients that work for you.

As part of our assessment and care of your skin, we will cleanse your face and neck, and then apply the perfect skin care products for you as part of your treatment.

You will gain essential information about application of Aspect Dr and Cosmedix skincare products and an insight into which ingredients are best for you.

Skin changes over the years

Each year, our skin function changes. In our 20's, skin is functioning at our best so we need less treatment and are less reliant on skin care.
However, as we and our skin continue to age, it is more and more apparent that we should seek out professional skin treatments and also use good quality skincare. Our skin needs support as the function of the skin begins to decline.
At each skin assessment, our dermal therapist will assess the progress we are making with treatment, and help support you with great skincare recommendations so that your skin can look and feel the best over time.

Skin condition solutions

Aside from general skin health, sometimes we have a skin condition that worries us. If you have a scar, acne, broken capillaries or rosacea, our dental therapist and skin team can help to reduce the appearance of these skin conditions.

Our Venus Viva, SkinPen, Laser and other treatments are perfectly suited to target these conditions. Each treatment will be designed around you, so that we can help target the underlying concern without extensive downtime. Our skin assessment will help to record and monitor your skin and the progress that we make.

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Glow Facial

Microderm & Fruit Enzyme mask

Microdermabrasion and Fruit Enzyme mask

In just 45 mins, your skin will look and feel like it is glowing. We will undertake microdermabrasion on your face, and then undertake a Fruit Enzyme mask.
Our therapist will apply hyaluronic acid and a beautiful enriching post-facial moisturiser. This microdermabrasion and Fruit Enzyme mask will slough off dead skin cells, and leave you feeling hydrated, which is why we call is a Glow Facial. And all in your lunch break!

What is my skin type?

What is my skin type?

Skin can be skin normal, dry, oily, combination, acne-prone, or sensitive. You may think you know your skin type, but chances are you have no idea! It's impossible to treat your skin properly if you don't even know what you're working with. There are seven basic skin types: normal, oily, dry/dehydrated, combination, acne-prone, sensitive and mature. Learn how to identify and care for yours below.

What is skin analysis?

Learn about your skin from the skin health experts at Dermal Distinction. The most important step in caring for your skin comes in understanding your specific skin type and how it adapts to certain circumstances or seasonality. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, as complex and intelligent as your heart, lungs, liver and other vital organs. Using cleansers and treatments that are too harsh, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, may send the signal to your skin that more oil is actually needed. Conversely, applying moisturizers that are too thick or heavy can result in decreased natural oil production, resulting in even drier skin. Taking the time to learn your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right options that will balance skin resulting in a healthier, more radiant complexion.

What is skin face mapping?

Face Mapping, Dermal Distinction’s unique skin analysis, provides insight into your skin’s past and present, and allows the subsequent prescription of a targeted home care regime for a healthy skin future. Face Mapping is only available from a Dermal Distinction skin care clinic professional at our melbourne cosmetic clinic.

What is face mapping skin analysis?

A Dermal distinction Professional Skin Therapist uses Face Mapping and skin analysis to divide the facial landscape into fourteen zones. Each zone is examined to determine where conditions such as congestion, breakouts, dehydration, and/or hyperpigmentation are present. Chinese Diagnosis, one of the philosophies behind Face Mapping and skin analysis, is based on the belief that the skin provides and outside view into the body's internal health.

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Take a look at skin types

The 6 skin types

Normal Skin

With normal skin, you experience almost no sensitivity, dryness or oiliness. Your skin can tolerate most ingredients, meaning you can play hard with beauty products and have tons of fun experimenting with cleansers, moisturizers and masks until you find exactly what works for you.

What causes pigmentation?

causes of pigmentation

anatomy og the skin

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