Dull Skin
Causes and treatments

Dull skin, often characterised by having a tired appearance and loss of natural glow, typically manifests as dryness, loss of elasticity, and the presence of pigmentation and wrinkles, particularly due to sun exposure. Lifestyle choices like smoking and poor diet can exacerbate dullness, leaving the skin looking tired and lifeless. Dr Bravis offers advanced treatments and medical-grade skincare to reduce overall signs of ageing and bring back a healthy glow to the skin.

Symptoms and causes

Factors such as sun damage, dehydration, and ageing contribute to dull looking skin, leading to a complexion that lacks a youthful and healthy-looking appearance.

Symptoms of dull skin include:

  • Dryness and flakiness
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Dark circles, thread veins, and age spots

How we treat dull skin in Thames Ditton

While there isn’t a single cause for dull skin, adopting a daily skincare routine and incorporating professional skin treatments can help reduce its appearance. Look for face creams containing ingredients aimed at brightening the complexion, such as retinol, glycolic acid, vitamin C, AHAs, and hyaluronic acid.

At Thames, we offer a range of treatments designed to brighten and refresh dull skin:

  • HarmonyCA Hybrid Regenerative treatment: Improves skin texture, boosts radiance, and restores vitality to dull, lacklustre skin effectively.
  • Skin Peels: Chemical peels can help brighten and refresh dull skin by promoting cell turnover and exfoliation.
  • Micro-needling: Micro-needling stimulates collagen production and skin renewal, resulting in a brighter and younger-looking complexion.
  • Collagen supplements: Promotes collagen production from within, improving skin texture, and restoring a radiant complexion.
  • Profhilo (Body and Face): Rejuvenates dull skin by hydrating from within, improving elasticity, and restoring natural glow for a revitalised complexion.
  • Celluma Pro LED Therapy: Stimulates collagen production, reduces inflammation, and promotes cell turnover, resulting in brighter, more radiant skin tone and texture.

When to seek treatment?

Dull or grey skin is often superficial and can be treated topically with proper skincare, advanced treatments and lifestyle changes. At Thames, we offer personalised treatments, including scientifically formulated skincare to tackle dull skin and overall signs of ageing. With over 20 years experience, Dr Bravis provides tailored treatment plans to address your concerns effectively.

Founder and Principal Dentist, Dr Theodora Bravis, smiling in her clinic room at Thames Dental & Skin, in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Vitamin Deficiency Lead to Dull Skin?

Yes, deficiencies in vitamins such as C and B can contribute to dull and sagging skin. Ensuring adequate intake through food or supplements can help improve skin health and appearance.

What Can I Do to Help Brighten My Skin?

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Maintain a healthy diet.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol intake.
  • Incorporate vitamin C into your diet and skincare routine.

Why Does My Skin Look So Grey?

Dull or grey skin is often superficial and can be treated topically with proper skincare and lifestyle changes. However, if the skin appears unusually grey or blue and is accompanied by feelings of illness, it may indicate an underlying medical condition, necessitating immediate medical attention.

Can Lifestyle Changes Improve Dull Skin?

Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle, including proper hydration, balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep, can improve skin health and reduce dullness.

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Whether you're seeking to reverse the signs of ageing, enhance your appearance, or maintain your skin's health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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