What is Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin is when the skin becomes irritated and is reacted easily by the environment and topical products. Often it can be a short term skin condition, however if the skin barrier is impaired the sensitivity can be long term.
What Causes Sensitive Skin?
- Impaired skin barrier
- Allergic reaction
- Dry skin
- Contact Dermatitis
- Urticaria (hives)
- Sensitivity to topical ingredients
Should I Only Use Products For Sensitive Skin?
No, not necessarily. Most over the counter products that are targeted for sensitive skin, do not treat the problem. They tend to be made up of gentle ingredients that won’t irritate the skin. We prefer to treat the problem, in turn reducing sensitivity.
Treatments for Sensitive Skin
LED Light Therapy
Light Emitting Diode technology uses different wavelengths to treat different skin conditions. Each wavelength (depth of skin penetration) creates a different coloured light. For redness treatment we use the Yellow Light. This is the deepest penetrating light, it reduces inflammation and redness as well as wound healing and collagen boosting. Treatment time 45 minutes.
Epionce Lite Refresh
Gently exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Using 30% Malic Acid and 5% Salicylic Acid, it is more gentle than other skin peels. The peel also contains healing extracts such as willow bark so it’s great if your skin is inflamed. The strength can be increased throughout your course of treatments. After each peel a soothing mask is applied and worked into the skin with our signature cooling globes to further reduce inflammation. Treatment time 40 minutes.
No treatment plan is complete without a homecare regime. Again as we treat everyone on a case by case basis, at each consultation we advise a regime for you. Some of these products can include:
Founded by dermatologist Dr. Carl R. Thornfeldt, Epionce integrates 20+ years of research into a product line with proven results. Reducing inflammation, repairing your skins barrier and reducing redness are some of the ways Epionce can work to improve your skin, reducing redness, sensitivity symptoms and flare ups.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
This is one of our favourites, this serum includes botanical extracts cucumber and thyme with Hyaluronic acid to hydrate whilst calming the skin. Think of it as a hydrator for sensitive skin.
Dermaquest Delicate Soothing Serum
This serum will nourish, hydrate and calm your skin. Particularly good after treatments, includes Copper to strengthen the skin.
Dermaquest B3 Serum
Repairs skin natural barrier whilst firming and hydrating. B3 evens skin tone and reduces sebum production. Antioxidants also help to repair environmental damage.
Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer
Lightweight cream with natural plant ingredients, shea butter and allantoin helps to protect against environmental triggers whilst reducing flushing and redness.
Dermaquest Retinaldehyde Renewal Cream
An alternative to retinol for sensitive skin, gently exfoliates, refining open pores and smoothing skin.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
Nourishing dry skin with omega 3 and 6, moistures the skin from the inside out. Results can be seen within a few days. Great for dry, sensitive skin conditions such as Eczema.
During your Online Consultation, our Skin Therapists can advise which combination of treatments and homecare will work best for you, building a package for your journey to better skin.