Conditions

Hyperpigmentation

What is it?

There are three types of pigmentation based on what the trigger is:

  1. Sun-induced hyperpigmentation: when the skin appears dark blotchy and uneven in colour as a result of excessive sun exposure. The darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour forms excess deposits in the skin as a form of natural sun protection.
  2. Hormonal hyperpigmentation: when hormonal fluctuations create excess pigment known as melasma or chloasma. Characteristic of women taking contraceptives or during pregnancy.
  3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: is common after healing of an inflamed wound, like that of acne, suffers.

Hyperpigmentation can affect any skin colour, although the darker skin types tend to struggle more.

Our Approach

Hyperpigmentation is a very difficult condition to treat and therapy depends on what type it is. Our comprehensive approach will allow us to recommend oral supplements, correct home care products containing specialized pigment inhibiting ingredients, and in-house services for the specific type of pigmentation that we are treating.

Wrinkles & Aging

What is it?

Lines and wrinkles, poor skin texture, sagging, thinning and dull skin characterize an ageing skin. Genetics, sun and UV rays, chronic inflammation, lifestyle and environmental factors all play a role in why we age and how the essential architecture of the skin degenerates.

Our Approach

We offer powerful anti-ageing treatments and products aimed at treating your specific concerns and preventing any further damage. For sun-damaged skin, we might need more invasive treatments that will address deeper skin changes which will provide support to the skin's structure and will help to normalise skin function.

Compromised & Sensitive Skin

What is it?

Dry, sensitive and irritable, flaky, itchy skin is characteristic of an impaired skin barrier. Your skin barrier is made up of the outermost layer of skin cells suspended in a waxy layer of lipids known as the bi-lipid layer. Over washing or damage from the environment strips away these essential lipids, allowing moisture to escape causing dry skin and it also allows impurities to enter your skin leading to skin sensitivity.

Our Approach

We will always consider the skin's lipid bi-layer before starting any advanced skin treatments and therefore start by repairing the barrier and then rehydrating the skin. Correct products and treatments to support your skins barrier function are essential to a successful outcome, we will guide you in this regard.

Breakout Prone Skin

What is it?

This type of skin is often oily and appears shiny, this is because the sebaceous glands tend to be more active, producing more sebum than in other skin types. Breakout prone skin is characterized by comedones and pimples, these can leave dark marks long after the pimples have gone. These dark marks are as a result of inflammation caused when clogged pores become infected with bacteria.

Our Approach

A comprehensive solution is needed when dealing with and treating problematic and breakout-prone skin. Making use of various peeling solutions to help with scarring and controlling the sebaceous activity and then supporting with supplements and topical home care. After a thorough consultation, our therapists will help you decide what will work best for you.