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Dry Skin

Dry skin can be a symptom of an underlying skin or systemic medical condition or the side effect of some medications. When these medical causes have been excluded, often dry skin is the product of other factors.

These include sun damage, smoking, alcohol consumption, dehydration and increasing age.

Condition

Dry Skin

Dry skin can be a symptom of an underlying skin or systemic medical condition or the side effect of some medications. When these medical causes have been excluded, often dry skin is the product of other factors.

These include sun damage, smoking, alcohol consumption, dehydration and increasing age.

With increasing age, the content level of hyaluronic acid, the naturally occurring hydration agent of the skin declines. Hylauronic acid can attract one thousand times its weight in water, thereby giving skin its hydrated plump glow. In addition, with age there is a decline in collagen and elastin levels in the skin which creates a more aged look with can compound a dehydrated look.

Prevention is always crucial and as such high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is advised. Treatments that can add hydration of the skin include reversing the factors leading to dehydration but by also by adding hyaluronic acid back to the skin in the form of dermal filler such as Juvederm Volite. In addition, collagen production in the skin may be stimulated by treatment with a dermal filler such as Radiesee.

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