Aesthetic conditions describe a range of cosmetic and aesthetic concerns from skin laxity, wrinkles, and expression lines, to unwanted shapes, excessive sweating, hair loss, and vaginal atrophy and dryness.
What is a skin condition?
A skin condition refers to any skin concern, damage to the skin, or skin irritation. The causes of skin conditions vary greatly and can be due to genetics, environmental aggressors, as a result of ageing, due to lifestyle factors, or a combination of all of the above.
Skin conditions can range from pigmentation, and rosacea to acne, wrinkles, sun damage and other issues.
We treat the following
Types of Skin Conditions
Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates are specialists in skin science, providing bespoke treatment plans to help patients’ concerns and help them reach their goals.
We provide a range of science-based skin treatments to handle a variety of skin concerns, including pigmentation, sun damage, acne and acne scarring, skin ageing and wrinkles, as well as vascularity or rosacea.
Our team of renowned experts has an innate understanding of our clients’ needs and concerns, and is able to curate a bespoke skin care treatment plan and provide the highest standard of care.
Worldwide, over 90% of people over 50 will suffer from some form of pigmentation. Therefore, it’s not surprising that skin pigmentation is one of the leading concerns among clients that visit us at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates. Find out more.
Sun damage usually occurs in our early years before the age of 20, however, this sun damage accumulates and only begins to show up from the age of 35 and onwards, and progressively worsens as we age if not treated approproately. Read more.
Acne & Acne Scarring
Acne is a common chronic skin condition characterised by pimples on the face, chest and back. Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with excess oils, dirt and bacteria and in turn become inflamed or infected. Find out more.
Skin Ageing and Wrinkles
Skin ageing is a part of growing older and the skin can lose its elasticity and resilience, which can result in sagging and wrinkles. Several environmental factors such as UV exposure, diet and exercise can also play a role in how our skin ages. Learn more.
As we age the skin begins to lose collagen and elastin – your skin’s natural support structure. Our facial muscles also weaken with age, along with a decrease in fat volume and bone mass; this causes our skin to sag. Find out more.
Vascularity and Rosacea
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder is under-recognised and under treated. It is characterised by redness and small pimple-like bumps usually affecting the nose and inner cheeks. Find out more.
Frequently asked questions about skin conditions
What are common skin conditions?
In order to treat your specific skin condition, a skincare specialist needs to assess your skin and the symptoms you are experiencing alongside aspects such as genetics, lifestyle factors, and other contributing areas that may contribute to the condition.
What is the most common skin condition?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions with the majority of individuals experiencing at least one acne breakout during their lifespan. Most acne flare-ups occur during puberty or due to changes in hormone balances within the body that happen naturally during adolescence.
Acne can however also occur in individuals outside of adolescence where the causes can be linked to lifestyle factors, skin treatments, genetics or changes in hormone balances within the body. Acne may be brought on or aggravated by stress, diet, pregnancy, specific medications, improper or over-cleansing and other factors.
Consult with one of our skin specialists to get help with treating acne effectively.
How to identify skin conditions?
Identifying a skin condition takes into account the visible external symptoms a patient is exhibiting as well as many underlying factors that may be causing a specific condition or aggravating it.
One of the ways our skincare specialists assess patients’ skin is using a VISIA Skin Analysis which maps facial skin and measures facets of the skin such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, dehydration, inflammation, acne-causing bacteria, pigmentation and more.
A more advanced approach to skin assessment, also offer at our practice, is the SkinDNA Test. SkinDNA™ presents you with the most accurate information available on how your skin is likely to age. Gaining insight into your DNA can allow you to determine your skin’s genetic risks and take the right preventative steps to improve your skin’s future. Once complete, you will receive your SkinDNA™ report to uncover what your DNA reveals about your skin.
What causes skin conditions?
Skin conditions can be caused by a wide variety of factors. These include everything from your specific genetic makeup to allergies, exposure to external irritants, links to specific diseases, immune system problems, and range of aspects that are related to your lifestyle.
In order to completely understand the specific skin condition you are experiencing, we recommend consultation with a qualified skincare specialist to define specific causes and develop a targeted treatment plan.
How to diagnose skin conditions
The method of treatment for skin conditions is determined by the skin condition experienced as well as the external skin-related symptoms a patient is exhibiting and other lifestyle-related factors.
When evaluating patients, our specialists take this information into account while also utilising a VISIA Skin Analysis to provide patients with accurate information and develop a bespoke skin treatment plan that delivers results.
What skin conditions are caused by stress?
Some skin conditions can be caused by or aggravated by stress. When you experience stress, the body releases specific hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline which can lead to skin concerns cropping up or worsening. Stress can also influence the balance of bacteria in the gut, which can result in external skin symptoms and flare-ups of pre-existing or new skin concerns.
The most common skin conditions linked to stress include
- Urticaria (hives)
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
It’s important to fully understand whether the main cause of the skin condition you are experiencing is stress, or whether there are other factors that are leading to specific skin concerns.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our skin specialists to help you diagnose and treat your skin condition
How to treat skin conditions
Each skin condition is different and it’s important to tackle the root causes as well as the current symptoms one is experiencing.
Skin conditions can be treated using topical skincare products, oral medications, specific skin treatments, and other methods.
In order to handle each patient’s skin condition effectively, we tailor skin treatment plans to ensure that we are able to manage each patient’s concerns and deliver consistent results.
Contact us to book an appointment with one of our skincare specialists for expert advice and a bespoke skin treatment journey.
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As leading experts in skin science, we provide highly personalised bespoke skin treatment plans, taking our clients on an ultimate curated journey to beauty and confidence.
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