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Overproduction of sebum on the skin

Oily skin is a skin condition that no one desires, its greasy appearance puts off ourselves and others and does not hold the makeup nicely. However, overproduction of sebum could be anyone’s problem, it does not only bothers people with oily skin type or combination skin type. In fact, using computers, digital devices or pollution can stimulate the production of sebum which can lead to other skin problems if it is not treated well. Therefore, treatment of improving overproduction of sebum should be considered to be part of your regular skin rejuvenation solution.

What is overproduction of sebum

The sebum (oil) on our skin is naturally produced by sebaceous glands that are located in the dermis. The produced sebum will be transported to the epidermis, covering our skin surface. The sebum is essential for protecting our skin, preventing excessive evaporation of water from the skin, and moisturising the skin. However, overactive sebaceous glands produce excessive amounts of sebum and cause the skin oily.

Skin being dehydrated is one of the main reasons for oily skin. When the skin is dehydrated and water keeps evaporating from the skin, it will cause an oil-water imbalance in the skin. As part of the natural defense mechanism, the sebaceous glands will then produce more sebum to prevent further water loss, which will make the skin further oily. Therefore, sebum production and skin hydration are strongly correlated. People with dry skin or oily skin type can face the problem of overproduction of sebum due to dehydration.

Better solving the problem as soon as possible. Oily condition of the skin can deteriorate over time. If it is not treated properly in time, it may become a long term, severe problem, unfavoring the overall skin health.

Causes

1. Dry or dehydrated skin

Healthy skin has a good oil-water balance. However, when there is excessive loss of water from the skin, the oil-water balance of the skin will be disrupted. Our skin then initiates its self-defense and protection mechanism to protect the skin from dehydration by producing sebum and covering it on the skin surface. This condition can be worsened in hot weather or summer as sweating drains water out of the body and skin, which will deteriorate the oil-water balance.

2. Hormonal imbalance

Under normal physiological functioning, the secretion of every hormone in our body is well balanced. However, when the balance is being disrupted, there will be too little or too much hormone secreted in the body, causing abnormal functionality. Hormonal imbalance will speed up the water loss from the body and hence cause the development of oily skin. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by stress or sleep deficiency.

3. Skin barrier damaged

Skin with acne problems usually have damaged skin barrier, dehydrated skin, and oily skin at the same time. Study shows that acne skin loses more water via epidermis and produces more sebum than non-acne skin.

4. Food preference

Smoking, drinking and consuming food that is greasy and spicy can affect our body metabolism and disrupt the normal performance of sebaceous glands which contribute to the sebum production.

5. Improper skincare routine

Be aware of the ingredients of skincare products, the oil based ingredient can block the skin and stop the water from being absorbed. Skin that does not get sufficient hydration will stimulate the production of sebum.

6. Poor hygiene

Thorough cleansing is important to maintain good skin hygiene. Without a proper cleansing, dust or pollutants from the air will be trapped and piled up on the skin, which will stimulate the sebum secretion and increase the chance of clogging skin pores.

7. Long-term computer use

The electrostatic field generated from the computer monitor dehydrates our skin and results in promoting sebum secretion.

Oily skin condition can be a natural body phenomenon such as the oily skin type and combination skin type. It can also be triggered by other factors such as skin dehydration, overactive sebaceous glands, food preference, etc.

Symptoms

Symptoms include overly oily skin, dry skin, dull skin, large pores, whiteheads, blackheads, damaged skin barrier, etc.

Affect groups

People who have oily skin type or combination skin type; People who have dry skin type but have greasy face in summer; People who have sensitive skin with damaged skin barrier; People who use computer for long period of time; People who have unhealthy eating habit and sleeping pattern; People who have hormonal imbalance; Men and women who have severe problem of sebum secretion.

Treatment

People with skin producing excessive amounts of sebum can receive deep cleaning treatment and deep hydration treatment, fundamentally regaining the oil-water balance and reducing the sebum production. People with damaged skin barrier are recommended to repair the damaged skin barrier followed by hydration treatment. Ai Beauty Clinic offers a wide range of skin perfection treatments; acid peel can deeply remove stratum corneum (old dead skin cells), dirt, and sebum; combination of hydrafacial 3 steps and customised mesotherapy can achieve cleansing, hydration, and repairing skin barrier in a single treatment, helping to restore a healthy, hydrated skin.

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 dry skin but also have the problem of greasy skin;
  • People with skin that is oil-water imbalanced;
  • People who have flaky skin after applying makeup;
  • People who have damaged skin barrier;
  • People who have unstable, irritated skin and skin problems;
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 cells/keratin in their pores;
  • People who have oily skin, combination skin, or problem of excessive sebum production;
  • People who have an improper skin cleansing routine; People who have rough skin and require a deep facial cleansing;
  • People who have damaged 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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C. Acid Peel

What is acid peel:

Acid peel treatment is a skin resurfacing procedure involving application of acidic solution on the skin. The acidic solution dissolves the oil particles among the stratum corneum cells (outermost layer of the skin) and promotes the removal of a layer of stratum corneum. It stimulates the renewal of skin cells, promotes the replacement of elastic fibers in the dermis, and maintains the healthy condition of the skin. It also helps with skin brightening, acne marks removal, pores size reduction, fine lines eliminating, blackheads removal, and treating acne and chloasma.

How does it work:

Acid peel/AHA peel solution can loosen the physical attachment among stratum corneum cells by dissolving the oil particles between them, which will peel off the excessively accumulated keratin, unblock the clogged hair follicles and prevent the development of clogging opening at hair follicles. In addition, it stimulates the regeneration ability of epidermal cells and promotes dermal collagen fiber proliferation and its structural rearrangement, which will help to effectively improve skin texture (especially chicken skin), minimise large pores (by inhibiting oil secretion) and brighten skin tone.

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: Customise a unique treatment plan based on the individual’s skin condition and desired results.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Clean and disinfect the treatment areas.

4. Treatment: Apply the acidic solution on the face, and wait for 1-5 mins.

5. End of treatment: Apply a neutraliser solution on face to terminate the peeling reaction to avoid over peeling.

6. Post-treatment cleaning and precautions.

Duration: 45-60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People with large pores and accumulation of dead skin cells/keratin in their pores;
  • People who have oily skin type and combination skin type have overproduction of sebum;
Ai Beauty Acid Peel:

The acidic solution used in the Ai Beauty clinic for acid peel treatment is the Milk Peel solution developed by a leading skin rejuvenation French company, Dermaceutic. Their Milk Peel solution is a complex acid which appears clean and transparent. Their acid concentration and content ingredients are clearly labelled. Ai Beauty is committed to sourcing guaranteed products and services to clients for safe and effective treatments.

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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.

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