Dull Skin Treatment

Dry skin conditions also contributed to the accumulation of dead skin cells on your face making it look dull.!!

dull skin treatment

Worried that your skin in looking dull, lifeless, tired and grey in appearance? 

Don’t worry !!!  Dull skin is a common complaint. Usually with aging, skin can lose its brightness, showing signs of dullness.

When you are young upper layer of the skin shades every 30 days giving it a fresh and rejuvenated look naturally but with aging it can take up to 60 days which leads in build – up of dead skin cells on face making it look less radiant. Dry skin conditions also contributed to the accumulation of dead skin cells on face making it look dull.

There are number of factors contributing to dull skin such as lifestyle habits, dehydration, poor diet, lack of exfoliation, sun damage, insufficient sleep and incorrect cosmetic products. Good skin care routine every day and incorporation of daily regimen containing good moisturiser and sunscreen along with exfoliation weekly twice can help you avoid dull skin and will help you keep skin hydrated and soft.

Skin pigmentation is usually caused by excess production and/or accumulation of skin pigment ‘melanin’ which appears as dark spots/patches on skin.  Various topical applications, chemical peels, microdermabrasion etc. has been used with variable benefits. However, the technique of Q switch laser is superior and it has the principal of selective photothermolysis can be applied to pigmented lesions to achieve the desired clinical results without damage to surrounding area.

Dull Skin Treatment Options

Also known as Chemoexfoliation or Dermapeeling is a method of in which a chemical solution is applied to improve the clinical appearance of the skin. It allows rapid predictable, and uniform controlled chemoablation to desired depth, ultimately removing dead cells and stimulates new cell growth leading to skin rejuvenation while simultaneously minimizing complications.

There are three different types of peels depending on the depth of penetration. Superficial (Glycolic, Mandelic, Lactic, Pyruvic, Salicylic), Medium (TCA, Jessners etc), Deep (Phenol, TCA). The type of peel depends on the patient’s concern, their skin type, and post-procedural recovery time. 

Some of the indications pigmentatory disorders like Phototanning, Melasma, Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation, inflammatory disorders (acne), scarring, aging etc. where chemical peels treatment is more effective. The procedure is simple and non invasive, where a chemical solution chosen is applied on the desired area to be treated and is cleansed after a certain time. Following the procedure the patient might experience little erythema, edema and burning sensation which subsides within few minutes to hours. 

It is advisable to use sunscreen and moisturiser regularly. Exfoliation after treatment typically occurs over several days (7-10 days) after which the results are visible. It is more apparent with subsequent sessions.


Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can help improve the appearance of skin affected by sun damage, and also for wrinkles, blackheads, uneven skin tone etc. It is considered safe for most skin types. There are different types of hand piece available like diamond and crystal. The emitting handpiece of crystal/diamond is designed to exfoliate skin dead cells. At the same time, it will suction them off immediately. Hydradermabrasion is a popular and newer method involving exfoliation and as well as infusion of products in the skin. This increases blood flow to skin and stimulates collagen production.

Laser toning or low fluence, multi pass technique is a popular non-invasive, safe, effective, and advanced cosmetic treatment that helps to treat various skin conditions like freckles, melasma, facial melanosis, tattoo, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation etc. It utilises laser energy to target and breaks down pigmented cells in the skin. It is done after applying anaesthetic cream, the area to be treated is irradiated with overlapping pulses repeatedly. It is initially performed once a week. The results are more apparent with subsequent sessions. The interval could be increased to 2-4 week according to improvement of the area.


Carbon peel or soft peel is revolutionary laser peel, is a Q-switched laser beam of 7~9 wavelengths along with Gen Technique of 300 micro-seconds wavelength is used after applying carbon cream specifically formulated, which is applied to the skin. Laser light is highly attracted to carbon particles. It is an excellent way to exfoliate skin, providing an instant refreshed appearance and leaving skin softer, smoother and firmer. It has minimal downtime and maximizes the efficacy of the skin rejuvenation by adding the thermal effect.