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Dry and flaky skin

Is your skin as dry as the Sahara Desert? So frustrated that no matter how many layers of moisturiser or cream you have put on, the makeup does not sit nicely on the skin, sometimes it is even scaly or flaky? Skin dryness is usually not a serious problem, but it is a common and fundamental skin condition that you need to tackle. What is the best way to hydrate the skin?

Introduction

The outermost layer of our skin is our natural skin barrier that protects our skin from any environmental threats while simultaneously maintains the skin’s water balance. However, the skin barrier is not always healthy, especially when we grow older, have a poor lifestyle, have improper skincare routine or are irritated by external threats. The damaged skin barrier loses its ability to retain water at the stratum corneum. When the stratum corneum has lower than 10% water content, the skin will become dry, rough, cracked and flaky. Flaky dry skin is a common skin problem, especially for people with dry skin type.

Causes

Dry skin is caused by the critically low water content at the stratum corneum, the lack of water dehydrates the skin and sometimes causes skin scaling.

○ Genetic: Born with dry skin;

○ Vitamin A and C deficiency: Diet that lacks vitamin A and C can cause skin dryness;

○ Insufficient intake of water: Insufficient intake of water, fruits and vegetables. Smoking and drinking habits. These unhealthy lifestyle and eating behaviour are more commonly seen in the younger generation;

○ Ageing: As we age, we lose some function of sebaceous gland and sweat gland, which will cause the lower production of sebum and water on our skin, leading to a drier skin;

○ Impaired stratum corneum: Stratum corneum can be damaged by our behaviour or skin conditions such as frequent facial exfoliation, excessive face cleansing, dermatitis and acne outbreak. Damaged stratum corneum will cause the skin to dry or even crack;

○ Environmental factors: Our skin is prone to be dehydrated quicker at certain weathers or locations such as autumn, dry weather and in the northern areas;

○ Skin diseases: Skin inflammation or skin diseases can also cause dry and flaky skin;

Symptoms

A dehydrated skin not only has an unhealthy appearance such as tight skin, dull skin, cracking skin, fine dry lines, flaky makeup skin but also gives a tingly and sensitive skin.

Affect groups

People with dry skin type; People who have flaky skin after applying makeup; People who have dehydrated skin; People who have tingly and sensitive skin caused by skin dryness; People who have dry skin and fine lines caused by age.

Treatment

The most straightforward and simple treatment to improve dry skin is to pump water back to the skin. Mesotherapy offers an instant and deep hydrating effect among aesthetic beauty treatments. In Ai Beauty Clinic, based on your skin condition, we offer tailor service to plan a skin hydration treatment that is the most effective for you. Combining mesotherapy with hydrafacial treatment can enhance the hydrating effect, it is because hydrafacial can clean the pores, remove dirt and heal the skin barrier, leaving the skin ready to be pumped with mesotherapy.

A. Mesotherapy

What is Mesotherapy:

Our skin is facing all kinds of damages everyday, like photodamage, pollution and the natural aging process. Mesotherapy can be a regular skin rejuvenation treatment that helps maintain our skin in a good condition in the long run. It is a non-surgical treatment that injects solution with various vital nutrients to our skin directly, which has a significantly higher absorption of nutrients than using skincare products. According to the skin condition, the injection content can also be tailored to meet one’s need for the maximum desired outcome.

How does it work:

Mesotherapy involves the injection of hyaluronic acid or/and multiple nutrients to the dermis. Dermis cells absorb the nutrients via osmotic absorption, which will activate cellular activity, promote the proliferation of collagen and elastic fibroblasts, resulting in smoothing depressed scars, improving pigmentation, deep hydrating and smoothing wrinkles. Leaving you a thoroughly improved skin texture, healthier skin condition and a perfect silky skin.

Procedure:

1. VISIA skin evaluation: Evaluate skin condition or existing skin problems with assistance of data analysis and picture analysis.

2. Face-to-face consultation: Tailored a suitable mesotherapy treatment plan based on client’s conditions and desired results.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Apply anesthetics. Clean and disinfect the whole face.

4. Treatment: Administer injection solution by qualified practitioner. Repeat injection or scatter injection in severe areas.

5. Post-treatment care: Medical-grade facial repair mask and QDEL phototherapy mask to nourish and repair the skin.

5. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People who have dehydrated or dry skin;
  • People with skin that has poor oil-water balance ;
  • People who have flaky skin after applying makeup;
  • People who have impaired skin barrier;
  • People who have dry skin and fine lines;
Ai Beauty Mesotherapy:

With rich clinical experience of treating asian clients under the treatment standards for asian anesthetic and asian skin type, injections are administered by British GMC/NMC registered medical staff, you can get a unique and customised skin rejuvenation solution.

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B. Hydrafacial

What is Hydrafacial:

Hydrafacial is a skin cleansing device developed by an American skincare company, Hydrafacial. This FDA, CE and CSA approved device was designed to promote the health of skin and to restore skin barrier rapidly. It utilizes a patented 4-in-1 VORTEX two-way vacuum system in the addition of a serum solution to deeply clean the skin and restore a nutritious healthy skin. Hydrafacial treatment can fundamentally improve skin conditions (including blackheads, skin dryness, fine lines, sensitive skin, yellowish skin tone, large pores, acne and photoaging) in 30 mins without causing pain and downtime, helping to restore a healthy and strong skin.

How does it work:

Hydrafacial treatment combines the usage of an exclusive formula essence and the patented VORTEX two-way vacuum technology to exfoliate the skin, rapidly open up the pores, clear the congestion, non-invasively clear out blackheads, whiteheads, debris and dirt, gently remove old dead skin cells. While vacuuming and cleansing the skin, the essence that is made with nourishing ingredients will be absorbed into the skin, which can accelerate cellular metabolism, restore the skin’s oil-water balance, resulting in a cleaner and healthy skin. In only 30 mins, hydrafacial treatment will cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin in 3 steps. According to your skin condition, location and desired results, a unique plan can be tailored for your need.

Procedure:

1. VISIA skin evaluation: Evaluate skin condition or existing skin problems with assistance of data analysis and picture analysis.

2. Face-to-face consultation: Tailored a suitable hydrafacial treatment plan based on client’s conditions and desired results.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Remove makeup and cleanse the face.

4. Hydrafacial 3 steps: ①Cleanse+Peel ②Extract+ Exfoliate ③Nourish+Protect

5. Post-treatment care: QDEL phototherapy mask to nourish and repair the skin.

6. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 45-60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People who have clogged pores or excessive accumulation of stratum corneum at pores;
  • People with skin that is overly dry or overly oily;
  • People who have an improper skin cleansing routine or have rough skin, and require a deep facial cleansing;
  • People with imparied skin barrier;
  • People who want to combine hydrafacial treatment with other treatments to improve skin texture;
Ai Beauty Hydrafacial:

A high-end skincare treatment that is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Providing a high flexibility on the types of treatment tips and the content of essence and a high compatibility with other skincare treatments (e.g. photoelectric, microneedling), regardless what skin conditions or desired results you have, hydrafacial can be tailored for everyone.

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Improve dry and flaky skin, come to Ai Beauty Clinic,
for safe and professional medical treatment.

Ai Beauty Clinic is a CQC accredited clinic based in London, and also is strongly supported by Cynosure(the owner of Ulthreapy) and Cynosure (the owner of PicoSure).

With rich experience of treating clients of various conditions, led by a famous British medical chief trainer, practiced by doctors and nurses who are GMC/NMC-registered and worked in NHS national hospitals, Ai Beauty provides certified and safe medical beauty treatments.

Ai Beauty always puts safety first. Not only are all medical staff insured by independent medical policy, each client who comes to Ai Beauty Clinic is also insured by £5 millions medical insurance. This full insurance coverage allows clients to have a concern-free treatment experience.

Ai Beauty Clinic has served over 15,000 clients from all around the world, been covered by some famous media such as European Times and CW Television, and established trust and an excellent reputation among them.