Preventative Measures for Skin Health


The easiest way to treat many skin concerns is to prevent them from happening in the first place!


A preventative skin treatment refers to a proactive approach aimed at safeguarding the health and appearance of the skin, by employing various measures to ward off potential issues before they arise. This can involve a range of practices and products designed to protect the skin from environmental damage, premature aging, and other common skin concerns. Preventative skin treatments often involve the use of a proactive skincare regime combined with regular in clinic treatments.


What treatments are considered preventative?

Preventative skin treatments involve a range of options. At-home skincare routines are foundational, involving daily use of products such as sunscreen and active ingredients such as retinol, exfoliants and antioxidants. Chemical peels, LED treatments, Laser Genesis, Laser Toning, and Skin Needling are among the advanced treatments considered preventive. These methods collectively work to maintain skin health, target signs of aging, and promote collagen production, contributing to a proactive approach in preserving a youthful and vibrant complexion.



Chemical peels act as a preventative skin treatment by encouraging exfoliation and renewal processes. During the procedure, a chemical solution is applied, prompting the skin to shed its outer layer and reveal a fresher, smoother complexion beneath. This exfoliation reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage, while also stimulating collagen production for improved skin texture and firmness. Regular chemical peel treatments proactively address and prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells, uneven tone, and various imperfections, contributing to a revitalised and more healthy skin appearance over time. A great introduction to peels at Skindepth is our Superficial Peel + LED treatment.


Light emitting diode (LED) treatments, specifically near-infrared light, constitute an advanced and scientifically grounded approach to preventive skincare. Near-infrared light penetrates the skin, reaching the mitochondria of cells, where it enhances cellular energy production through a process called photo-biomodulation. This boost in energy enables accelerated cell regeneration, healing, reduced redness, and overall skin rejuvenation. The near-infrared wavelength has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis, improving skin texture and elasticity while mitigating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By harnessing the scientifically-proven benefits of near-infrared light, LED treatments offer a comfortable and pain free way of boosting the skins health and reducing inflammation and redness.  


Laser Genesis operates on the principle of non-invasive laser technology to promote skin rejuvenation and address various dermatological concerns. This treatment works by gently heating the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production, and enhancing microcirculation. The increase in collagen production results in improved skin texture, reduced fine lines, and a more even complexion. Additionally, Laser Genesis targets redness and reduces pore size, contributing to a healthier and more even appearance. As a preventative treatment, Laser Genesis effectively addresses early signs of aging and promotes overall skin health, making it an excellent choice for individuals seeking to proactively maintain a healthy and radiant complexion.


Laser toning is an effective preventative skin treatment due to its ability to address early signs of aging such as pigmentation, large pores, and texture, while enhancing long-term skin health. The treatment involves delivering controlled laser pulses into the skin, targeting pigmentation irregularities, and triggering collagen production. By stimulating collagen, laser toning improves skin elasticity and texture while simultaneously reducing hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. This not only helps in correcting existing issues but also proactively prevents further signs of aging and damage. The non-invasive application of laser toning makes it a great option for those looking to maintain a healthy and radiant complexion without downtime.


Skin needling is an excellent preventive skin treatment as it works by activating the skin's healing process and stimulating collagen production. The process involves using small needles to create controlled micro-injuries, prompting the skin to undergo healing. This, in turn, enhances skin elasticity and diminishes fine lines, contributing to the prevention of more pronounced wrinkles over time. Additionally, skin needling proves effective in preventing and improving the appearance of scars, uneven texture, and enlarged pores. Its minimally invasive nature makes skin needling a proactive approach to skincare, offering benefits for the prevention of premature aging and the maintenance of a resilient and youthful complexion. Regular skin needling sessions are a valuable component of a comprehensive skincare routine, supporting enduring skin health.


Nano Fractionated Radio Frequency (NFRF) is a fantastic preventative treatment due to its ability to remodel and regenerate the skin. This procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy delivered through tiny prongs to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The resulting thermal effect stimulates collagen production and triggers the skin's natural healing process. NFRF promotes improved skin elasticity, reduces fine lines, and addresses uneven texture, making it an excellent preventive measure against signs of aging.



Fraxpro is a non-ablative laser treatment that creates controlled micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production and cellular renewal without harming the outer skin layer. With precision targeting of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, FraxPro ensures minimal downtime while enhancing skin texture and firmness. It proves to be a versatile and proactive solution for preventing and addressing age-related skin concerns, making it a great addition to a comprehensive treatment regime.


Sunscreen is a crucial element in preventative skin care due to its protective role against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Applying sunscreen creates a barrier on the skin that shields it from the sun's UVA and UVB rays, which can cause sunburn, premature aging, and increase the risk of skin cancer. By consistently using sunscreen, individuals can prevent sun damage, including the formation of wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of skin elasticity. This preventative measure not only helps maintain the skin's overall health and appearance but also reduces the risk of long-term sun-induced damage.


Active skincare such as retinol, exfoliants, and antioxidants like vitamin C and niacinamide serve as potent tools in the prevention of skin aging. Retinol, a form of vitamin A, accelerates cell turnover, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles while promoting the production of collagen, a key protein for maintaining skin elasticity. Exfoliants, through the removal of dead skin cells, contribute to a smoother complexion and prevent the buildup of debris that can exacerbate the aging process and lead to dullness, clogged pores and breakouts. Antioxidants like vitamin C and niacinamide combat damage from environmental pollution called free radicals, which can accelerate skin aging by breaking down collagen and causing oxidative stress. By incorporating these active ingredients into a skincare routine, you can proactively address and mitigate the visible signs of aging, promoting a more healthy and resilient skin long term. Some of our favourite active skin care at Skindepth are:


Vitamin A


Vitamin B


Vitamin C/Antioxidants


AHA/BHA Chemical exfoliants


For tailored advice on which skincare suits your specific skin goals, book in for a Cosmetic Consultation in our Melbourne Clinic, here!

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