Dull Skin is a consequence of natural intrinsic ageing, cumulative exposure to UV light, smoking and other environmental toxins, genetics, and poor skin care. Over time, open pores, fine lines, coarse texture, dehydrated skin all contribute to a dull, non-vibrant look. Dull Skin can detract from your face even when your shape and features are perfect.
Prevention is key. Dr. Jodie believes healthy living in the form of a balanced diet and regular exercise is key to good health and good skin. Avoid smoking and other environmental toxins as much as you can. Most importantly, protect your skin from damage from harsh UV rays with sun avoidance and a broad spectrum, high SPF sunscreen.
In addition to lifestyle changes, Dr. Jodie strongly advocates for the use of injectable Skin Boosters, regular Skin Peels, and active at-home Skin Care to improve your skin quality and achieve the skin glow you have always wanted. What a great way to maintain your in-clinic results!
Although good Skin Care can be delivered in the form of topical creams, lotions, and serums, even better results may come from injectable Skin Boosters.
Skin Boosters are an injectable form of Skin Care made from the same sugar as Dermal Fillers. This gel-like substance is delivered into the dermis of the skin with a fine needle or a micro-cannula (blunt-ended instrument to reduce bruising). Prior to administering, Dr. Jodie will numb your treatment area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Skin Boosters work by stimulating your skin’s own collagen network to refine pores and fine lines, hydrate and smooth your skin, to give your face an undeniable glow. Unlike Dermal Fillers, they improve skin texture without adding volume or contours. They can be used in conjunction with Dermal Fillers and Anti Wrinkle injections for an even more refreshed natural look.
The best news? This treatment is suitable to all skin types and all ages.
To compliment injectable Skin Boosters, Dr. Jodie also offers a professional Skin Peel range from the Skin Care Company, as well as cosmeceutical and medical grade Skin Care products with active ingredients for clearer, smoother, brighter skin.
For more information on Skin Peels, see FAQs.
Remember, not all Skin Care products are equal! Dr. Jodie can create a Skin Care program with just the right ingredients tailored exactly to your needs and designed to maintain your in-clinic results. Your active Skin Care should include:
- A cleanser – to remove environmental impurities without irritating or stripping your skin of it's natural moisturising factors
- A moisturiser – to nourish and repair your skin barrier and prevent dehydration of your skin
- Vitamin A (retinol or the more potent retinoic acid) – to reduce fine lines and signs of ageing by supporting collagen production
- Vitamin B (niacinamide or B3, and B5) – to minimise oil production, fade pigmentation and soothe skin irritation,
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – to fade pigmentation and reduce signs of ageing as a powerful antioxidant,
- AHA/BHA – to gently exfoliate the surface of your skin and address pigmentation,
- Broad spectrum, SPF 50+ – to protect your skin from damage from UVA and UVB exposure.
Dr. Jodie has worked alongside leading dermatologists in Melbourne for more than a decade. During this time, she has developed a clear understanding of what is needed to improve your skin quality. With longer appointment times for thorough assessment of your skin, one-on-one Skin Peels, and Skin Booster treatments, Dr. Jodie can give your skin the glow that you have always wanted. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of active Skin Care and can help you choose an at-home Skin Care program that is low fuss and high yield. Trust Dr. Jodie to help you love the skin you are in.