There are a wide range of different aesthetic procedures available to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to tackle ageing skin. But what about the issues faced by younger skin? Oily skin is one of the biggest skin complaints, and this is something that can be more prevalent among younger people. So what are the treatment options for oily skin? And how can these help? Well, here at The Skin And Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. And we offer a range of professional, high quality procedures including dermal fillers and chemical peels. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about oily skin.
What are the causes of oily skin?
Sebaceous glands in the skin are responsible for producing sebum, a vitally important waxy or oily substance that protects the skin barrier and hydrates and nourishes the skin. However, these glands can produce too much oil as a result of genetics, environment, or heat and humidity levels. And when this happens, your skin will feel greasy or oily. This can occur across the face, or only in small, localized patches.
What are the issues caused by oily skin?
An increase of oil on facial skin can cause a range of issues including:
- Blemishes and acne – too much oil on the skin can block or clog pores, and this can trap bacteria and dead skin cells to the surface of the skin, causing pimples and spots to appear. Not only can these have a negative impact on your self confidence, but they can also be painful and irritate the skin too.
- Shiny skin – when your skin is additionally oily, you might notice that it looks visibly shiny or greasy, even with blotting a couple of times a day. This can make it more difficult to apply make-up and can make people feel self conscious.
What are the different treatment options for oily skin?
Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we offer a range of treatments that can help to reduce the negative impacts of oily skin. These treatments include:
- Chemical peels – a chemical peel involves applying a slightly acidic acid to the face, and then removing this again after a particular amount of time. This removes all of the dead facial skin cells, and bacteria on the surface of the skin, and exfoliates and rejuvenates your facial skin. Different chemical peels use different ingredients to tackle different issues. Salicylic acid and retinol peels are better for people with oily and/or acne-prone skin. This is because these peels will loosen blackheads, reduce oil and even correct discoloration from old breakouts.
- Mesotherapy – mesotherapy involves using superfine needles to reach through the upper layer of skin and deliver vitamins, minerals and much needed nutrition to your skin. As part of this, mesotherapy injections can even slow down the production of oil, helping your skin recover.
For more information or advice, or for any of our professional, high quality services, why not get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?
The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England.