Dry, sensitive skin

Dry, sensitive skin is characterised by tightness, redness, itching and irritation caused by both external and internal factors. It is essential to normalise the problem through a proper skin care routine, barrier-building and barrier-repair treatments, a good lifestyle and, if necessary, appropriate check-ups.

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Dry, sensitive skin
Dry, sensitive skin

Why does dry, sensitive skin develop?

Dry, dehydrated and oily skin is a basic skin type, while sensitive skin is a condition. The development of skin sensitivity is always associated with damage to the skin's barrier, which is extremely fragile for people with dry skin.

In order to effectively alleviate the uncomfortable dry and tight sensation, environmental and lifestyle factors need to be addressed, as a damaged skin barrier layer is not only caused by lower sebum production. Besides sebum, other water-binding factors, such as ceramides and NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor), help to maintain the skin's moisture content.

When the barrier layer is damaged, our skin is more exposed to environmental factors and pathogens. Essentially this is why dry skin is also more prone to developing increased reactions. So the core skin problem is often combined with sensitivity, irritation and even inflammation.

Dry skin can be both oil-deficient and water-deficient. Skin that feels dry, rough to the touch and tight is typically both. However, oily skin can also be dehydrated (water-deficient), but oil-deficient skin is more often associated with dehydration. Dry, rough, dehydrated skin develops when the skin produces less sebum than the ideal amount. This also reduces the skin's ability to retain moisture. This is called alipic skin type. It can be predominant from a young age, but typically becomes more pronounced with age due to hormonal changes.

Dry skin can be caused by both external and internal factors. External factors include incorrect skin care routines, environmental influences, taking certain medications (e.g. diuretics, antihypertensives) and exposure to UV radiation.

Internal triggers can include genetic factors, age, hormonal influences, improper diet and certain diseases or conditions such as diabetes or hypothyroidism.

Dry skin is often sensitive and irritated, so it's worth seeking professional advice to prevent more serious skin problems and to find a truly effective, long-term solution. In addition, dry skin can also be caused by more serious conditions such as hypothyroidism, dermatitis or psoriasis, which should also be investigated.

In most cases, dry skin responds well to lifestyle and skin care changes, but in severe cases, a special prescribed cream may be necessary.

What can we do to treat dry, sensitive skin?

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ZO® Skin Health - Skincare consultation

The right skin care products can significantly improve skin quality, as the combination of active ingredients and their formulation can provide a complex moisturizing effect from the surface to the deeper layers of the skin. They also help to restore and strengthen the skin's ability to maintain optimal protection, health and comfort. For sensitive, dry skin, it is essential that the most suitable products for your skin are included in your daily skin care routine, and we can provide professional guidance during our consultation.

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Intraceuticals oxygen therapy

Hydration is particularly important for dry, sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid, naturally occurring in the skin, is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated. As we age, the level of hyaluronic acid begins to decline, the skin loses moisture and as a result it loses its firmness, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An effective solution to this problem is the so-called Hyaluronic Layering, which is the basis of Intraceuticals skin care system. During this process we infuse the skin with 3 different molecular weights hyaluronic acid to deliver extensive hydration. The different hyaluronic molecules revitalize, replenish and protect the skin.

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Intraceuticals oxygen therapy
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NCTF microneedling

An excellent solution for improving skin texture, microneedling mesotherapy involves the delivery of a special serum containing more than 50 precious active ingredients that play an important role in revitalizing and nourishing the skin. The active ingredients stimulate the tissues, improving the quality of the skin, resulting in a more youthful and firmer complexion.

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Hydrafacial™

For dry, sensitive skin, HydraFacial™ is also an effective treatment, a unique skin rejuvenating and cleansing method. It combines the power of the Vortex (vacuum) technology and chemical exfoliation to release dead skin cells from the skin's surface, gently opening and cleaning pores and stimulating healthy skin function. Afterwards, the freshly cleansed skin can be more effectively infused with beneficial active ingredients such as collagen-boosting peptides, hyaluronic acid and a variety of antioxidants.

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Hydrafacial™
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AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch™

AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch™

A pure indulgence for tissue nourishment, is the AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch™ system. The microneedles are coated with 24 carat gold and with these fine microneedles we precisely deliver a customized cocktail with precious active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is used to replenish and deeply moisturize the skin. Antioxidants revitalize and protect the skin, peptides contribute to healthy skin function and stimulation, while botox helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reduce sebum production and improve the appearance of enlarged pores. We also use vitamins, soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-pigmentation ingredients depending on the problems.

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Juvederm Volite deep hydration

A particular problem with dry skin is that the use of different creams can only provide superficial hydration, as the deep connective tissue layers are not reached by the right active ingredients. Juvederm Volite's cross-linked hyaluronic acid filler, specifically developed for deep hydration, is able to bind moisture in the deeper layer of the skin for long-lasting hydration, enhancing skin firmness and elasticity. It not only provides an overall hydration but also stimulates collagen production in the long run.

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Juvederm Volite deep hydration

Aesthetic consultation: facial and skin diagnostics, personalized treatment plan

In our aesthetic consultations, we offer a comprehensive approach to aesthetic issues affecting the face and skin quality. Today, a wide range of procedures, professional treatments and skincare products are available to help you get the very best results, reduce signs of aging or find a lasting solution to a previously challenging skin problem. However, to achieve truly pleasing and significant results, it's important to find the best treatments, procedures and products for your specific needs. That's where we provide help!

During your consultation, we will assess your current skin condition and perform an aesthetic diagnosis. We use the Observ 520x innovative diagnostic system to assess skin quality. Following the results of the evaluation, we will discuss which procedure is the right choice to achieve the desired result depending on the current skin condition and how to combine and complement the different options, while also helping you to develop an effective skin care regime. What is discussed during the consultation will be recorded in a personalized treatment plan.

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