What type of skin do you have?

| Jul 5, 2017

Determining what makes your skin unique is the key to effective treatment and product selection.

Making your Approach Effective

Target specific concerns to achieve results you can see & feel.

To achieve optimal skin texture and tone, one must build a complete and personalized understanding of the condition of one’s skin.

An effective skincare plan will take this knowledge in account; incorporate it and review it when making decisions regarding:
• Homecare product selection
• Treatment selection
• Skin Health & Aesthetic Goals

Getting the Basic’s Right

Identifying your skin type is the fundamental first step. Multiple skin types have been classified but often occur in combinations simultaneously. These include:
• Oily
• Dry
• Sensitive
• ‘Normal’
• Various grouping of the above

Different and changing skin types require different treatment approaches.

Skin Influencers

Many mistakenly think that skin type is static. It is not, it changes with age, environment, and others important skin influencers.

Genetic Factor

Genetics may determine more elements affecting skin than considered at first glance. Think hormone regulation, our pace of aging, and susceptibility to certain physical conditions to name a few.

Life Stages

Life stages play their own part; pregnancy, menopause, illness, and even grief can certainly impact the appearance of skin.


Weather, air pollution and water quality can visibly change our skin.

Even though we cannot control skin influencers such as genes, life stages and the weather – being aware of their role in dermal health allows us select appropriate anti-ageing treatments.

Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle choices are one area where we have power to positively affect our skin. Holistic skincare means taking the following factors into consideration:
• Nutrition
• Physical exercise
• Diligence in implementing sun protection & skincare
• Stress management

Skin Conditions

Skin Types and the various skin influencers can merge to produce various skin conditions:
• Hyper-Pigmentation
• UV Damage
• Dermal Allergies or Sensitivities
• Scarring

Depending on the individual and the severity of a skin condition; unpleasant side effects may be experienced such as redness, irritation, itchiness and flaky skin among others.

This discomfort paired with the visibility of our skin can negatively affect an individual’s confidence. Skin conditions may also contribute to increased, unwanted visible aging.

Skin Conditions require attention and can be treated in various ways. Dermal treatments chosen should always take into consideration the skin type and pigmentation found in the affected area.

Making Choices that Get Results

Use up-to-date knowledge on your skin type and skin conditions to focus attention on achieving the complexion you want.

When moving forward with Aesthetic Treatments, advanced skin analysis further aids the Doctor in presenting you with choices best suited to your skin type/s, current skin conditions and aesthetic goals. This applies to procedures including Dermal Fillers, Botulinum Toxin, Chemical Peels, Mesotherapy and more.

Alternatively, feel free to complete the SAI online skin assessment here to meet your skin needs.

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