Aesthetic dermatology is the branch of dermatology which is focussed on protecting, maintaining and restoring skin health and appearance using medical treatments. Treatments are delivered by our Dermatologists and other registered health care professionals who work under their supervision. Our team prides itself on using treatments which are evidence-based and deliver results.
The skin, like any other organ in the body (or any other protective covering for that matter – such as upholstery on a sofa), suffers from wear and tear with use and with time. The causes of wear and tear can be divided into intrinsic or extrinsic.
Intrinsic wear and tear is genetically preprogrammed and inevitable – and occurs to every organ of the body with the passage of time. The genetic mechanisms for this are actively being studied, but the end result whether its the joints, the heart or the skin, is that there are fewer cells in the organ and they carry out their functions less well.
Extrinsic wear and tear occurs from ‘use‘. We can not shield our skins from everything that may cause damage to it, in the same was as it is impossible to shield our bodies from everything that can cause damage to it (sugar, pollution etc).
In the same way that maintenance and restoration treatments are undertaken for weaker kidneys (such as diuretic tablets) or worn joints (such as joint replacement surgery) that may have developed because of aging and the passage of time, similar maintenance and restoration treatments are necessary for the skin to mitigate the effects of intrinsic wear and tear.
It follows that in the same way that protective and restoration treatments are necessary for damage to other organs from excess (stents for heart disease followed by cholesterol medication for heart disease), the same is required for protection and restoration of the skin from the effects of excess sun, smoking and pollution. Good health starts with skin health.
The three main things that cause wear and tear of the skin are listed below. These should be limited as much as possible.
Our dermatologists have been providing aesthetic treatments for a combined 30 years. Their experience enables them to guide patients to suitable treatments that are cost-effective and provide excellent aesthetic outcomes.
If you are interested in aesthetic treatments then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.
“Good health starts with skin health.”