Skin texture is often poor in New Zealand faces because of our harsh environment.
Our excessive UV radiation and strong outdoor lifestyles subject us to the sun and wind all year round. There are a number of solutions including microdermabrasion, cosmeceutical skin products, IPL and Elos Aurora but the most dramatic results will be obtained with fractional resurfacing with the Fraxel Dual laser available at Palm Clinic.
Open pores are caused by blockage of the oil glands in the skin. Open pores are one of the hardest problems to treat on the face. The problem is caused by blockage of the oil glands in the skin. The blockage occurs because of a build up of dead skin cells which prevent the natural release of the oils onto the skin and a resultant enlarging of the pores.
At Palm Clinic we will assess your skin before treating with such treatments as fractionated lasers such as Fraxel Dual laser, microdermabrasion and good skin care with cosmeceutical skin products.
Coarse Dry Skin
Coarse dry skin is a common problem particularly in the winter months. Good moisturisers are the key to managing this problem. At Palm Clinic we recommend good perfume free moisturisers like Cetaphil or moisturisers which contain cosmeceuticals for anti-ageing such as Aspect skin care products. Microdermabrasion or Dermarolling can also help if used regularly as it removes the dead skin layer called the stratum corneum that is responsible for the dryness. The ultiimate treatment for improving skin texture is the Fraxel Dual laser.
Scars and Stretchmarks
Scars, stretchmarks and birthmarks can appear in a variety of places on the body. Palm Clinic successfully uses the following treatments for these problem areas:
- Scars and Stretchmarks - are often very red due to increased vascularity. Elos Galaxy IPL treatment removes the redness of the marks and visibly improves appearance. In some cases stretch marks can be significantly reduced by a fractionated resurfacing laser called Fraxel Dual.
- Keloid Scars - can also be treated with corticosteroid or 5-flurouracil injections to shrink them down. This is best performed in the first few months
- Birthmarks are generally pigmented (brown) or vascular (red). Both are treated with the Elos Galaxy IPL.