While our skin acts as a barrier between the outer world and our sensitive inner environment, it is mostly worn out by solar rays. This ray beam causes a series of chemical reactions to start after contacting with our skin. Plenty amount of free radicals come out. The antioxidant capacity of our skin tries to neutralize these harmful substances. However, it causes some damage to the cells in our skin. Under normal conditions, these damages are repaired over time.
Over the past 10 years, more harmful solar rays pass through the Earth’s atmosphere because of the thinning of the ozone layer. Compared to past years, the amount of damage that occurs in our skin increases, requires more repair. It should not be forgotten that these cumulative effects lead to skin cancers after 10-20 years. The lighter our skin colour is, the more we are exposed to these harmful effects.
Over time, we begin to notice the damage occurred in our skin better. One or several of our complaints, such as dull appearance of our skin along with thickening, reduced softness, proliferation of pimples, formation or increase of sunspots, and prominent fine wrinkles may occur in our skin.
- In single colour
- Durable (non-sensitive)
Our skin consists of three layers.
- 1. The outermost layer of skin (epidermis)
- 2. The middle layer (dermis)
- 3. The subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis)
The problems that exist in these layers cause the skin to look unhealthy.
Signs of unhealthy skin:
- Coarse (the outermost layer)
- Spotted (the outermost layer)
- Loose (the middle layer)
- Diseased (the outermost-middle layer and the subcutaneous tissue)
- Dry (the middle layer)
- Thin (the middle layer)
- Sensitive (the middle layer)
- Loss of volume (the middle layer and the subcutaneous tissue)
Hormones, smoking, harmful eating habits, genetic factors also have an adverse effect on the active skin. They cause the skin to become unhealthy by preventing the cells from functioning properly and disrupting the intercellular harmony.
If your skin does not meet the “healthy skin” criteria, then it means that you need a comprehensive treatment. We should start the treatment with the awareness that these treatments will take time and the best result will be obtained if administered in a disciplined manner.
At the initial stage of the treatments administered to make the skin healthy, various complaints, such as dryness, tenderness, itching, rash, will occur and continue for 10 days in average. What needs to be done is to gradually activate the skin and then make it get the most active form. For this, the application of pharmaceutical creams that contain retinoic acid, hydroquinone, arbutine, vitamin C and fruit acids on the skin is the basic treatment. The combination and dose of these pharmaceutical creams are planned individually. The program for activating the skin is about 6 weeks. Then, treatments are planned for individual’s problem. Although it varies from person to person, the basic treatments are:
- Filler materials
- Fat and tissue cocktail injections
- Laser (fraxel, medlite)