HEALTH ANALYSIS, SKIN TYPE OR CONDITION

HEALTH ANALYSIS


The Health Analysis will instantly determine your skin type and the condition of your skin, clogged pores, and much more.

Health Analysis


Skin is the window to the body’s overall health, look beyond the surface.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It is our outer barrier, and is responsible for many functions, including the protection of our bodies from the outside world. However, it is not just a functional layer. Our skin appearance is important in conveying a healthy appearance, and is often a reflection of one’s health and age.

A professional health analysis-examination is the only credible way to implement a corrective treatment program and is the first step in improving the condition of the skin. There are various skin types and skin conditions, your skin type will be assessed as each skin type will require a different type of treatment.

The Health Analysis will instantly determine your skin type and the condition of your skin, uncovering UV radiation damage, wrinkles growing in the subcutaneous layers of the skin, clogged pores, and much more.

Examination


What is involved with a health analysis?
The process of a Clinical Health Analysis begins with the taking of your medical history. If you have asthma, psoriasis, eczema, liver problems, rosacea or other conditions, these conditions can be related to any redness, broken capillaries, yellow appearance or dry skin patches. A clinical ultraviolet filter is used to reveal underlying damage, long before it reaches the surfaces, this system can easily evaluate on how to reverse damage already done as well as how to prevent any future damage.

Another important part of a health analysis is to assess how much sun exposure you’ve had. In addition, your skin type will also be determined. Pigmentation degree, underlying oil deposits, intrinsic characteristics, the extrinsic or external degree level.
Prevention is always better than a cure, but if your health analysis does show damage to your skin, in many cases it is reversible with various treatments.

What’s important about a health analysis is that it gives you a clear picture of the current state of your skin, from which a treatment plan can be made. In many cases, a health analysis allows clients to take control of their skin care in the right way, and by detecting any possible issues early, can reduce the amount of treatments that might be needed.

These discoveries will lead you to:
  • Identifying the first priority skin condition
  • Treatment factors and Protocols for home care
  • What treatment modalities and in what order.

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Skin Types


Individual skin type may change due to external (e.g. climate, skin care) and internal (e.g. medications, hormonal changes) factors over time – it is not static. Several skin types and properties may be present simultaneously in an individual in different localizations, e.g. oily skin with irritated skin patches.
Normal
  • Normal skin displays a smooth texture and a rosy, clear surface, with fine pores. There are no visible blemishes, greasy patches or flaky areas. Sebum production, moisture content, keratinisation and desquamation are well-balanced. Normal skin is often found in younger clients.
Oily
  • Oily skin is characterized by excess sebum/oil production. The follicle (pore size) is larger and contains more oil, shiny and coarser-textured, prone to blemishes because the pores get clogged with oil and dead skin cell build-up.
Dry
  • Dry skin is characterized by a lack of moisture in its corneous layer, resulting in tightness and even flaking. The skin appears dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. It may lack elasticity, with accentuated fine lines and wrinkles. In more severe cases, itching and burning may occur. Extremely dry skin shows signs of cracking and fissuring.
  • Dry skin can be genetically determined or triggered by factors such as climate, cosmetics and medications. It can be a natural consequence of the aging process, as sebum production slows down. Pores are usually small.
Combination
  • Combination skin can be both oily and dry at the same time. Combination skin is rather dry in some parts of the body and oily in other localizations. Mixed facial skin tends toward dryness on the cheeks and around the eyes while being oily in the t-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). The dry parts and the oily parts require different skin care regimens. This skin type is very common.
  • The T-zone through the middle of the face on the forehead, nose, and chin is oilier- this area has more oil glands and larger pores. The outer areas of the face can be dry and even appear flaky- the pores changes from larger to medium just outside the T-zone on the cheeks to the nose area.
Sensitive
  • Sensitive skin is increasingly common, bombarded by environmental stimuli, stress, sun exposure, and other unhealthy elements. Sensitive skin is a condition not a type: also genetically predisposed. The acid balance has been lost and it looks matte and lifeless- fine textured and often prone to reddish veins and patches.
Mature
  • With age, the skin’s sebum production slows down, often leading to increased dryness, an accentuation of fine lines and wrinkles, and flakiness. The skin may appear dull, and finally start to itch and burn. In women, the shifting balance of hormones with menopause causes various changes. As their skin thins considerably after the menopause, women’s skin may become more sensitive to sun damage and weather extremes.

Common Skin Conditions


There are many reasons why you might develop a skin problem at one state in your life. Whether you’re a teenager hitting puberty, can’t seem to get enough sleep, are lacking proper vitamins and minerals, can’t find time to exercise, have had too much exposure to harmful UV rays or just don’t manage an adequate daily intake of water, the chances are your skin will be suffering from abnormalities. So what are some common skin ailments?
Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown, discoloration from melanin production due to sun or irritation.
Rosacea
  • Chronic redness, papules and pustules may be present.
Poor Elasticity
  • Sagging, loose skin from damage, the sun, or aging.
Sensitivities
  • Reactions from internal or external causes.
Hyperkeratinization
  • An excessive build-up of dead skin cells- keratinized cells.
Dehydration
  • Lack of water caused by the environment, medications, topical agents, aging, or dehydrating drinks such as caffeine and alcohol.
Adult Acne
  • Acne breakouts happen after puberty form hormonal changes or other factors.
Seborrhea / Inflammation
  • Oiliness of the skin.
Broken Capillary
  • Tiny red pink veins twist, dilate and break under the skins surface: capillary walls narrow and widen too quickly causing the muscles in the walls to tear: caused by internal or external damage.
Razor Bumps
  • Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae) is a common condition of the beard area- curved hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation- this can cause keloidal scarring (hard bumps of the beard and neck area).
Melasma / Chloasma
  • Brownish discoloration of the face -pregnancy mask.
Keratosis / Keratoses
  • A build-up of dead skin cells/ keratinized cells.
Wrinkles / Aging
  • Lines from internal or external causes.
Enlarged Pores
  • Larger pores due to excess oil and debris trapped in the follicles or expansion due to elasticity loss.
Comedones
  • Open or Closed comedones (Blackheads) clogged pores caused by build-up of debris, oil, and dead skin cells.
Milia
  • Whiteheads: oil and dead skin cells trapped beneath the surface – not exposed to oxygen.
Sun Damage
  • Dark spots: response to exposure to the sun’s UV rays- damage causes textural changes to the skin thinning, sagging, wrinkles and fines lines may develop: also known as- age spots, liver spots or sun spots.
Papules / Pustules
  • Papules-raised lesions: blemishes
  • Pustules- infected blemish with fluid inside
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