Best in-clinic treatments for dry skin

Vanessa Gibbs

We all strive for clear and healthy skin, but flare-ups of dry skin can happen. And while dry skin can sometimes be treated with a few lifestyle changes and skincare products, sometimes a stronger in-clinic treatment is needed. 

But where do you start? That’s where we can help. Here at Face Dr, we’ve helped clients hydrate and heal their dry skin to get back to that clear complexion we’re all striving for. Our skin experts have decades of experience, so they know a thing or two about the latest and greatest treatments for dry skin. 

Here, we’ve rounded up the best in-clinic treatments, what to expect from each and where to get them. But first, how do you know if you have dry skin? 


What is dry skin? 

 

Dry skin is exactly as it sounds, skin that’s lacking in moisture. This is caused by a breakdown in the skin’s natural barrier meaning it can’t hold onto moisture very well. 

Symptoms can include: 

  • Red or flaky patches 
  • Itchiness 
  • Tightness after cleansing
  • Skin that’s dry to the touch 
  • Irritated and inflamed skin 

Dry skin can be caused by a number of things including: 

  • Your environment—like dry air, cold weather and strong wind
  • A reaction to harsh makeup or skincare products 
  • Skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis 
  • Health conditions like diabetes and hypothyroidism 

Most of the time, dry skin is nothing to worry about and most cases can be helped with a mixture of environment changes, the right skincare products and an in-clinic treatment or two. However, in rare cases, dry skin can also be a sign of something more serious. If you’re concerned about this, it can help to speak directly with a GP who can recommend the best course of action. 

Alternatively, you can book a free online consultation with one of our skin experts. Our skin experts can give you advice and guidance on whether in-clinic treatments can help and refer you to a GP if needed. They can also recommend products to help and, if you decide to try a recommended product, it can be sent straight to your door. 

 

The best in-clinic treatments for dry skin

 

So, you’ve identified you’ve got dry skin, and maybe you’ve tried a few products to help, but nothing seems to be doing the trick. Now, it may be time to turn to in-clinic treatments. With in-clinic treatments, you can get higher grade products delivered by professionals. This often means results are more noticeable, quicker and can last longer. 


Facials 

 

woman getting facial for dry skin

What is it? Facials are a popular in-clinic treatment for a reason. They’re quick, affordable and pain-free. They require no downtime at all and—bonus—they’re relaxing. As well as helping you unwind, facials can help heal all sorts of skin conditions, including dry skin. With the right products, you can boost your skin’s hydration levels, remove dry flaky patches and revive dull dry skin. 

Where can I get it? Most medispas will offer facials. But, while most facials will be hydrating to some degree, be sure to speak to your facial practitioner about your dry skin to make sure you’re getting the right products for the job and avoiding anything overly harsh or drying. 

Facials to try: 

Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial Treatment 

This facial uses high-grade ingredients like moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, soothing aloe vera and botanical extracts to hydrate the skin and calm irritation. 

Price: around £85 

In or around the Perthshire area? Check out the Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial Treatment 

Elsewhere? Find your nearest Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial practitioner


ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment 

For a facial that’s designed specifically to hydrate dry skin, try the ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment. Soothing botanical extracts are used to calm the skin and a gentle micro-exfoliation removes any flaky patches. The facial reduces dryness on the surface of the skin to reveal a brighter complexion. 

Price: £85 

In or around the Perthshire area? Check out the ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment 

Elsewhere? Find a ZO Skin Health practitioner 


Microdermabrasion 

 

woman getting microdermabrasion for dry skin

What is it? Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation where small particles scrub away dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This is particularly good for anyone that experiences visible signs of dry skin like flaky patches or rough dry skin. Microdermabrasion can transform your complexion, but it also helps out underneath the surface. Without the surface layer of dead skin cells, dirt and oil, your skin will be able to better absorb skincare products and hydrating ingredients. 

Be sure to speak with a professional before getting a microdermabrasion treatment to make sure it’s suitable for your skin. 

Price: £40 to £80 

Where can I get it? 

Find your nearest Sk:n Clinic who offer a microdermabrasion that can help heal dry skin. 


Red LED Light Therapy 

 

woman getting LED light therapy treatment for dry skin

What is it? LED light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to treat different skin conditions. While it’s most often used to target acne, rosacea and signs of ageing, light therapy—more specifically red light therapy—can be useful for those with dry skin, too. 

The treatment itself sees you wearing a mask on your face that emits a certain wavelength of light. Red light in particular is said to increase your natural levels of hydration in the skin by boosting circulation. It can also calm redness and inflammation and trigger the skin’s natural healing process. 

Price: £30 to £70

Where can I get it? 

In or around the Perthshire area? Check out this LED light therapy treatment. Price: £40. 

Elsewhere? Find the nearest Déesee Pro treatment to you 

 

Superficial Skin Peels

 

man getting superficial skin peel for dry skin

What is it? Chemical peels may sound like a harsh treatment for sensitive dry skin, but they can actually be very hydrating—you just need to pick the right one. First, get an expert's opinion about whether your skin will suit a chemical peel. Next, look out for treatments that are gentle and act more on the surface level. These are often called “superficial peels.” 

These gentle peels can help dry skin as they’re exfoliating. Acids like glycolic acid or lactic acid dissolve dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and reveal a brighter complexion with less rough and dry patches.  

Price: £70 to £180 

Where can I get it? 

In or around the Perthshire area? Try the ZO Stimulator Peel which exfoliates and uses acids to reveal a brighter complexion. Price: £70

Elsewhere? Find a ZO Skin Health practitioner  

Need expert advice? 

Face Dr expert giving skincare consultation for dry skin

Those are our top in-clinic treatments for dry skin. Now it’s time to decide which one is best for you. But, of course, that’s easier said than done. To help, why not book a free online consultation with one of our skin experts. A member of our team can analyse your skin, assess the severity and recommend exactly which in-clinic will help the most. Plus, our experts can recommend other things you can be doing to help your dry skin, like skincare products. 

When it comes to products, finding the right routine can make all the difference. We only ever recommend brands and products we know and trust—and those we’ve seen first-hand results from.

If you want to tackle dry skin and other skincare concerns, too, our experts can help with that as well. They can recommend one-off products that make all the difference, or help to build an entire skincare routine from scratch to target dryness, other concerns and keep your skin looking healthy, happy and hydrated. 

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