What is Corneotherapy?
Corneotherapy is an innovative and specialized approach to skincare focused primarily on rebuilding a healthy skin barrier system. By strengthening the natural defense mechanisms of the skin’s surface, corneotherapy promotes protection against troublesome skin conditions and premature aging. Protecting the outside leads to regenerating the health and balance of the inside, the deeper layers of the skin. Think of it as fixing the leaky roof on the house so that future remodeling of the kitchen isn’t wasted effort.
Corneotherapy follows a slow and steady, individualized methodology that begins with investigating and defining the root causes of skin conditions. Once the causes are identified, appropriate interventions and treatments are performed in a sequence that targets them. By addressing the cause, rather than the symptoms, lasting change occurs.
Advanced Skin Analysis
Successful corneotherapeutic treatments start with a thorough skin analysis to determine contributing factors leading to current skin conditions. Digging deeper than ‘skin type’, advanced skin analysis looks at age, genetics, sun exposure history, nutritional, medical, and lifestyle factors, as well as cosmetic and clinical procedure history. Diagnostic equipment such as the Observ® camera and the SD202 provide measurements and assessments that can be used to reveal clues. Once the historical and current status of the skin is understood, therapies and products are chosen that link directly to the cell structure and function we are trying to affect.
A key principle of Corneotherapy is to keep the epidermis intact at all times. Therapeutic actions work from the outer layers of the epidermis inward. To that end, the first priority is establishing a healthy surface to work with. Working with only pure ingredients and no harmful additives to avoid irritation and inflammation, the skin’s defense and immune systems are not stimulated unnecessarily. Skincare products are chosen that mimic the chemical composition of the skin. This allows them to be easily integrated with the skin’s natural lipids in order to correct and restore barrier function.
It should be no surprise that the primary goal of a corneotherapy facial is to rebuild a healthy defense barrier to keep unwanted irritants, allergens, and antigens out, while retaining moisture inside. Corneotherapy facials deliver a higher dose of extremely targeted, therapeutic nutrients to repair, restore, and rejuvenate the skin. Ideal for reactive/sensitive skin and beneficial for all skin types and conditions, a corneotherapy facial incorporates the exact ingredients needed to address blemishes, hyperpigmentation, premature aging and much more.