Looking tired is a common complaint. A good night’s sleep, regular exercise, a balanced diet, daily sun protection and avoiding smoking are all measures that can help you maintain beautiful skin. But on their own, they may not be enough to combat the signs of ageing that can rob your complexion of its radiance and youth.

The most dramatic improvements are achieved through a thorough understanding of facial anatomy combined with a aesthetic eye and extensive knowledge of the treatment options available. The professional team of Northside Dermatology have the training and experience required to turn a run-down complexion around and give tired skin a much-needed recharge.

What Factors Contribute to a Tired Appearance?

When it comes to assessing the reasons why someone looks tired, a dermatologist looks at four components:

  • Skin tone (surface reflectance)
  • Skin texture (surface irregularities)
  • Volume (bone structures and subcutaneous fat that support the skin)
  • Movement (muscular movement in the face and neck)

Looking tired is often a result of the ageing process, which incorporates all four of these elements. As time passes, the texture of the skin becomes more wrinkled and less elastic, and volume diminishes due to loss of the underlying structures that support the skin. Excessive muscle movement exacerbates the textural irregularities and volume loss, and produces additional hallmarks of tiredness and a dull complexion.

How Can a Tired Appearance Be Treated?

Professional assessment of each of the above components is the essential first step. To effectively rejuvenate your look, we must thoroughly examine each component and determine which one is contributing most to your lifeless complexion. Addressing the most obvious cause of tiredness (e.g., wrinkles or loss of subcutaneous fat) is important and instantly rewarding. However, to achieve the best result, a combination of treatment modalities is often required. This is why it is critical to consult with a dermatologist or a dermal clinician who can customise a treatment approach for your unique needs.

What Treatments Can Improve My Skin Tone?

Is your tired appearance caused by surface skin irregularities? Is there a dermatological condition such as eczema, melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation contributing to your lacklustre look? Is your skin tone suffering as a result of rosacea, solar telangiectasia, melasma, precancerous sun spots or solar freckling? Common solutions for issues relating to skin tone include:

What Treatments Can Improve My Skin Texture?

Healthy, youthful skin is smooth, evenly coloured, free of blemishes and sun damage, and neither too thin nor too thick. Numerous treatments are available to improve textural concerns and revitalise a tired appearance. Depending on your skin type and the nature of your concerns, your dermatologist may recommend one of the following treatments to improve your skin texture:

What Treatments Can Help With Muscle Movement?

Wrinkles and fine lines develop over time from repeated muscle contractions caused by smiling, squinting, raising the eyebrows and other routine expressions. We can temporarily stop this underlying cause of wrinkle formation using anti-wrinkle injections. When injected, these products block the signal that travels from the nerve to the muscle, preventing the muscle from activating. This causes wrinkles to relax and soften until the treatment wears off in several months’ time. Anti-wrinkle injections are frequently used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, down pull of the lateral eyebrow and down pull of the corners of the mouth.

What Treatments Can Address My Facial Volume Loss?

Patients struggling with a tired appearance almost always have some degree of facial volume loss. The most common complaints are heavier jowls, down turning of the corners of the mouth, flattening of the eyebrows, dropping of the eyelids and fat loss in the mid-cheek area that results in dark circles under the eyes. To correct these concerns, we use dermal fillers. These injections can replace lost volume and fortify the skin’s structural support, creating a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance that lasts for months before maintenance is required.

Call Northside Dermatology on 03 8582 8688 today to book an appointment for a comprehensive assessment and a personalised treatment plan.

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