CORNEOTHERAPY & ROSACEA
Corneotherapeutic treatments aim to stabilise the disordered skin barrier over the course of the long term. The skin barrier, when strong and intact, can largely stop external rosacea triggers such as environmental stress, chemicals and germs. As the skin barrier is stabilised, the likelihood of inflammatory processes in the deeper skin layers recurring decreases. Instead, they will gradually regress and you will notice visible improvements to the condition. This treatment is called the “outside-in” strategy. In summary, a stronger skin with intact lipid bilayers will be better able to prepare itself to utilize anti-oxidants to scavenge free radicals. In short, it can obviate all that rosacea can throw at it.
The skin care products you use should be free of perfumes, preservatives, emulsifiers, mineral oils and silicones, as these substances have the ability to further aggravate a sensitive, inflamed skin condition such as rosacea. Fatty acids, ceramides and phytosterols in combination with saturated phosphatidylcholine and triglycerides, allow skin-identical physical structures and displays excellent tolerance properties. DMS base creams achieve this – hence dermaviduals is a perfect match for your skin.
The water used for cleansing should be lukewarm and free from hardening components such as calcium and magnesium ions in order to prevent a salt precipitation of the fatty acids of the skin barrier, which can further destabilize the barrier.
Cleansing products should be free from preservatives (sensitizing potential) and re-fattening substances in the form of silicones or surface-active compounds. Appropriate preparations are gels with pH values up to a maximum of 7, without lauryl sulfate or lauryl ether sulfate (due to their irritating potential). Sugar tensides, for instance, are recommended as alternate cleansing substances.
Alternatively, tensides or emulsifier-free cleansing milks can be used. All new Reactive Skin clients MUST purchase home care and use products for 2 weeks prior to first treatment.
Barrier is a long term committment of treatments and home care in order to repair your skin. Be prepared to make a commitment to lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and your skin and health.
Expect to purchase your first set of products from us at your first appointment. You must use OUR products.