Facial Skin Treatments

Facial Skin Treatments

We offer a range of facial skin treatments tailored to address specific concerns such as acneic, dry, dehydrated, sensitive, and sensitized skin.

Acne and Acne Scar Treatments:

Acne affects both teenagers and adults, and it can be a persistent and frustrating condition. In the case of adults, the causes are often linked to chronic stress, which leads to increased sebum (oil) production and the development of acne.

At Nell Clinic, we provide professional laser and skin treatments, combined with Dermalogica’s Active Clearing system, to effectively treat adult acne. For teenagers, we offer Dermalogica’s Clear Start skincare products, specially formulated for younger, breakout-prone skin. These products contain potent active ingredients and gentle botanicals to promote clearer and healthier skin.

Our highly skilled Professional Skin Therapists will customize treatments to address your specific skin needs, helping you achieve and maintain healthy skin.

We exclusively use Dermalogica products, known for being the top choice in skincare. Dermalogica products are free from artificial colors, artificial fragrances, S.D. alcohol, and Mineral oil, which can contribute to skin irritation and sensitivity. By using these products, we prioritize the health of your skin without compromising its sensitivity.

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Dry, Dehydrated Skin

Dry skin is characterized by a lack of oil, while dehydrated skin lacks moisture in the outer layer of the skin cells. These conditions are more prominent in areas with fewer oil glands, such as the arms, legs, torso, cheeks, and eye areas. Symptoms worsen when water is applied, such as during showering, bathing, or swimming. Dry skin appears rough and lacks smoothness, often accompanied by flaking, scaling, fine lines, and potential skin cracks that may bleed or become red, leading to conditions like eczema on the face and body.

Causes of dry and dehydrated skin:

  • Inevitable aging (starting in our 20s)
  • Over-cleansing
  • Cold weather with low humidity, which can dry out the skin
  • Prolonged sun exposure, causing water to evaporate from the skin
  • Lifestyle factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, certain medications, and deficiencies in essential fatty acids and vitamin A

How to find relief:

For relief from dry skin, professional skin treatments such as proper exfoliation and galvanic current treatments are highly effective.

Premature Aging:

Premature aging refers to the unnatural acceleration of the natural aging process, often caused by years of sun exposure and lifestyle choices such as smoking, stress, or poor diet. Genetics also plays a role in premature aging.

What can be done:

Regularly visit your Skincare Therapist and maintain a good at-home skincare regimen. At Nell Laser Clinic our Skin Therapists can provide you with a customized skin treatment plan to address premature aging.

Contact us to schedule a personal Free Consultation and get started on your skincare journey.

Sensitive Skin and Sensitized Skin:

Sensitive skin is typically genetic, meaning a person is born with a predisposition to sensitivity. Individuals with sensitive skin are prone to blushing, allergies, and asthma. The skin of people with sensitivity often appears redder due to the proximity of blood vessels to the epidermis. This skin type is more common among Northern Europeans and those with fair skin.

On the other hand, sensitized skin refers to skin inflammation caused by environmental factors and lifestyle choices. It can also affect internal organs, including those involved in digestion. For someone with sensitized skin, a cold winter’s day or transitioning between outdoor and indoor climates can be unpleasant. Lifestyle factors such as stress, hormonal fluctuations, smoking, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, poor diet, medical procedures, over-exfoliation, or excessive use of skincare products can lead to skin sensitization. Cosmetic ingredients like alcohol, lanolin, fragrances, and D&C colorants, as well as pollution, can also contribute to sensitized skin.


  • Approximately 50% of the population has sensitive skin.
  • It appears that this number is increasing.
  • Often, “sensitive” skin is a result of other skin conditions, such as eczema.


What is Eczema & What are the Causes?

Eczema is a skin condition characterized by inflammation that can occur on any part of the face or body. It often leads to dry, red, and itchy skin, accompanied by scaling and crusting. Atopic eczema is one of several types of eczema and is triggered by an individual’s sensitivity to environmental substances, commonly known as allergens. These allergens typically include proteins found in cat and dog fur, feathers, and sometimes in certain foods like milk, eggs, and nuts. Due to the compromised epidermal lipid barrier layer, which is characteristic of sensitive skin, allergens, irritants, and microbes can easily penetrate the skin, leading to adverse reactions.