Dull Skin
What is the cause of dull skin?

Dull skin can have different causes:

  1. Excessive sun exposure
  2. Disrupted sleep cycle/lack of sleep
  3. Stress
  4. Allergy
  5. Smoking
  6. Iron deficiency
  7. Ageing
  8. Excessive use of cosmetics
  9. Lack of nutrition
Which age group is usually affected?

This problem can affect almost any age group from teenagers to elderly. It can be seen in teenagers due to lack of sleep. In adults, due to lack of nutrition and sun exposure.

Things to Know

A stressful life, inadequate water intake, lack of nutrients in diet, lack of sleep, being awake late night, excessive use of electronics, can aggravate this condition. It is important to take proper rest & take out time from your busy schedule and start doing some meditation.

The skin of the face is comparatively thinner and that is why extremely delicate. So a good hydration and some home remedies definitely help in treating dull skin. Products like rose water, whole milk, almond oil etc, are also helpful in treating dull skin. We advise you to consult a dermatologist before doing anything.
No genetic predisposition. When a baby is born, the skin is fresh and new. As he progresses in age, due to the external and internal factors of the body, skin starts looking dull.
Dull skin does respond to medicines to an extent, but as the area is lacking good blood supply so the use of medicines should be combined with physical treatments as well to achieve desirable results. Although medicines alone have proved to be very beneficial in some cases but in long standing cases of dull skin, it would require the help of procedural treatments.

1. Yoga and meditation : To refresh the body and soul from within, yoga and meditation helps a lot. Dr.Shail Gupta advises his patient to follow meditations made by him.

2. Medications – Medicines play a major role in treating dull skin. They are written according to the need of the patient.

3. Peels: Chemical peels like Glycolic acid peels and yellow peels help to remove the superficial layer of the skin, thus treating the dull skin in the right way.

4. Scarlite™ Laser: It has a miraculous anti aging effect.

5. PRP or Vampire facelift: This magical treatment improves blood circulation and helps in giving tightness and glow to the patient’s face.

Other treatments are:

  • Laser Facial,
  • Nd yag q switched laser,
  • Carbon facial,
  • Dermal fillers
  • Microdermabrasion.
All the treatments done for dull skin are safe. These treatments help in improving blood circulation of the skin stimulates new collagen production and the skin starts looking more hydrated and fresh.
As there are different treatments available for dull skin, one can get it done after the age of 18 years. The treatments are safe and certified by the dermatologists.
There are no side effects of the treatment as this treatment help in new collagen synthesis and improves blood circulation.
Use of sunscreen is very important to avoid post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. A good SPF sunscreen should be applied at least twice in a day after the procedure. If dryness persists then use of moisturiser is advisable.
Patients having dull and lifeless skin can get this treatment.
Ageing is an ongoing process. These treatments help in new collagen formation and helps in reducing the secretions of melanocytes. After taking a series of these treatments improvement is significantly visible on the skin. So leaving these treatments will not get back the condition but due to ageing new changes might be seen later on.
As dull and lifeless skin is common now days so people must be educated regarding the home remedies, treatments medications and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
These treatments which are done to cure dull skin, are very much safe and are not related to any season. One should follow the post op instructions given by the doctor. Take care regarding the application of sunscreen and moisturiser can help to some extent.

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