The skin is the body’s largest organ making up to 16% of its total weight. As the first line of defence from external aggressors, the skin also provides a variety of essential functions that interact with its surrounding environment and systems.
The thickness of the skin varies across the body with the thinnest areas around the eyes and the thickest on the soles of the feet. Made up of trillions of cells, these are constantly being regenerated and replaced providing continual renewal and repair. The environment, hormones, using the wrong products can all have an effect on the skin and its condition. There are two main layers that make up the skin:
The dermis is the thicker of the two layers and sits underneath the epidermis. This layer is rich in collagen and elastin fibers and provides the upper layers with a strong foundation and supporting structure. Blood flow to the dermis delivers precious nutrients feeding collagen-producing and immune-strengthening cells to promote effective function.
The epidermis is the skin’s outer most area and is the layer most affected by skin care products and clinical treatments. Consisting of 5 different layers, the epidermis contains pigment producing cells, nerves, immune cells and keratin to trap in hydration. The top layer of the epidermis consists of corneocytes which are fully keratinised and dead cells. Clinical treatments including Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and Photo Rejuvenation all work to regulate, normalise and revitalise epidermal function.
“After the age of 25, collagen levels begin to deplete at a rate of 1.5% per year accelerating skin ageing, thinning and wrinkles. Clinical treatments including Laser Facials, LLLT, Skin Needling and Dermal Fillers all directly target the Dermis to restore collagen production and deposition”.
Renewing treatments such as Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels can encourage the skin to create and turnover more healthy and vibrant cells. Rejuvenation treatments such as Dermal Fillers, Wrinkle Reduction, Laser Facials and Photo Rejuvenation restore skin function to reverse the signs of ageing and breakdown. Re-building treatments including Skin Needling and LLLT work to restructure skin integrity, rebalancing systems for more normalised performance. Every skin tells a different story and the correct products and treatments allow for a personalised experience to deliver the best skin ever. That is why we offer a free comprehensive skin consultation with a cosmetic nurse or paramedically trained clinician to ensure that you are on the right skin track. What does your skin tell you when you look into the mirror?
Acne is a common skin condition affecting people of all ages and skin types. It may be caused by hormonal changes, genetics, hygiene and environmental factors, as well as a combination of all of the above. Acne appears in a variety of forms, ranging from mild breakouts of blackheads and papules to severe inflammation and pustules. Cysts are also a type of acne that is formed deeper in the skin. It presents on the skin’s surface as big, red pus-filled bumps and can be very painful, with a high risk of scarring. Australian Laser and Skin offers a variety of treatment solutions to address and prevent the formation of acne including microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatment.
Age spots appear as pigmentation and uneven skin tone. It results from the skin’s natural aging process as well as sun damage, which may have been accumulated over the years. At Australian Laser and Skin Clinic, we offer three effective treatments to provide targeted and long lasting results. These include:
To find out more, please visit the Age Spot page for detailed information.
Also known as spider veins, broken capillaries are common for those with thin, sensitive skin. The small, congealed blood vessels can be found on the nose, cheeks and chin, sometimes also appearing on the thigh area of the legs. Broken capillaries are usually a genetic skin condition; however other factors like allergies, sun damage, medication, aging and excessive alcohol consumption can also cause its formation. At Australian Laser and Skin Clinic, our registered nurses will use Photo Rejuvenation therapy to treat broke capillaries on the face. Psoriasis Psoriasis is an immune-mediated condition that appears as thick patches of white or red inflamed skin. Usually itchy and painful, these patches can vary in size and are common on the scalp, forehead, hands and legs. Psoriasis is triggered by a number of factors, including stress, smoking, very hot or cold climates, certain medications and dry skin. Fortunately, Australian Laser and Skin Clinic offers Laser Skin Therapy as an effective solution in reducing the duration and severity of psoriasis attacks.
A non-contagious skin inflammation, rosacea appears as a red flush on the face where surface capillaries are dilated and in some cases, lumps and small pustules may accompany. Although there are no official causes for rosacea, it has been observed to be hereditary and a result of environmental factors. Some triggers include:
If you’re suffering from Rosacea, the Australian Laser & Skin Clinic can help, as we offer Photo Rejuvenation and Laser Skin Therapy to dramatically reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms. To find out more details about other skin concerns we can help you with, take a look at the menu down the left side. Click on a particular condition to find out more about it and its treatment.