Dermatologists’ Advanced Skin Hydration Treatments

By Northside Dermatology
Published on July 10, 2024


Hydrating your skin is essential for preserving its suppleness, health, and general appearance. While dry or dehydrated skin can feel tight, rough, and look dreary, properly hydrated skin appears plump, smooth, and radiant. We provide cutting-edge treatments at Northside Dermatology to help you get the ideal level of skin moisture.

Why is Skin Hydration Important?

The largest organ in the body, our skin, acts as the body’s first line of defence against harmful external elements like UV rays, bacteria, and pollution. Staying properly hydrated is crucial to keeping this barrier in place. Skin that is properly hydrated promotes healthy cellular metabolism, nutrient absorption, and toxin elimination.

Signs of Dehydrated Skin

Although dry skin and dehydrated skin are sometimes misunderstood, they are not the same. Dehydrated skin lacks water, and dry skin lacks oil. Typical indicators of skin dehydration include:

  • Tightness: Uncomfortable feeling, especially after cleansing.
  • Dullness: A sallow complexion and a lack of a healthy shine.
  • Fine Lines: Stronger fine lines, particularly in the mouth and eye areas.
  • Itchiness: Skin that feels itchy and irritated.
  • Sensitivity: Heightened susceptibility to environmental stimulants and skincare products.
Skin Dehydration Causes

Skin dehydration can be caused by a number of things, such as:

  • Weather Conditions: Wind, low humidity, and extreme temperatures can all dehydrate skin.
  • Lifestyle Factors: Lifestyle factors include a poor diet, excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption, and inadequate water intake.
  • Skincare Routine: Using harsh cleansers, over-exfoliating, or neglecting to moisturise.
  • Ageing: A natural decline in the moisture-retaining capacity of the skin.
  • Health  Conditions: Skin hydration can be impacted by specific medical conditions and drugs. 
  • Skin Conditions: Conditions such as eczema or seborrheic dermatitis are often mistaken for “dry skin”. However, these are specific medical conditions that require treatment by a doctor, typically with prescription creams.
Advanced Hydration Treatments at Northside Dermatology

Professional advice on skin care for optimal hydration is essential. We also treat any specific dermatological conditions that may appear as “dry skin.” Here are some advanced treatments we offer:

  • Hyaluronic Acid Biostimulators (Profhilo): Profhilo is a unique injectable treatment that stimulates collagen production and improves skin hydration. It works by bio-stimulating the skin’s natural processes, enhancing elasticity and reducing fine lines.
  • Rejuran: Rejuran is a non-hyaluronic acid-based injectable derived from polynucleotide DNA. It promotes bio-remodelling by stimulating the body to produce collagen, aiding in skin rejuvenation and reducing wrinkles.
  • Skin Booster Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Injectable hyaluronic acid is used to improve the skin qualities. It effectively hydrates the skin’s deeper layers, stimulates collagen synthesis, and improves elasticity. Unlike topical applications which have limited penetration, injectable HA can directly hydrate the dermis, stimulate collagen production, and improve skin elasticity. This treatment is ideal for addressing deeper lines and restoring volume.
  • Dermal Fillers: Designed for advanced signs of dehydration like deep lines and sagging, dermal fillers restore lost volume and enhance skin hydration, giving a youthful appearance.
  • Hydrafacial: Hydrafacial treatments are designed to infuse the skin with moisture using high-quality products and advanced techniques. This treatment ensures deep hydration and nourishment, leaving your skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Microneedling: Microneedling helps improve skin texture and hydration by promoting collagen production and enhancing the skin’s ability to retain moisture. This treatment stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, resulting in a more hydrated and youthful appearance.
Comprehensive Hydration Approach

Managing skin hydration requires a holistic approach. Here are some additional tips:

  • Use Hydrating Skincare Products: Look for products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides, and natural oils.
  • Stay Hydrated Internally: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Use a Humidifier: Add moisture to the air, especially in dry environments.
  • Avoid Harsh Cleansers: Use gentle, hydrating cleansers.
  • Limit Hot Water Exposure: Use lukewarm water for baths and showers.
  • Exfoliate Gently: Remove dead skin cells to allow better absorption of hydrating products.
  • Protect Against Environmental Stressors: Use sunscreen and protective clothing.
Seasonal Skincare Adjustments
  • Summer: Use lightweight moisturisers and increase sun protection.
  • Winter: Switch to richer creams and avoid hot showers.
  • Spring and Autumn: Gently exfoliate and layer hydrating products.

Skin hydration is essential for maintaining a healthy, youthful appearance. At Northside Dermatology, we focus on advanced treatments designed to help you achieve and maintain optimal skin hydration. 

Our commitment is to support our patients in maintaining their best skin through expert advice and professional care. Remember, hydrated skin is happy skin. Make hydration a priority in your skincare routine and see the difference it can make – book an appointment.

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