Dry or Rough Skin

The appearance of dry or rough skin is due to the irregular shedding of the cells of the upper part of the skin (epidermis).  As we age, dead cells tend to ‘clump up’ rather than being evenly shed. The skin looks dry and rough because it no longer reflects light evenly. Moisturizers can temporarily improve the appearance but do not last long nor do they effectively address the real problem. The effects of years of sun exposure are cumulative and may remain hidden. However, they will eventually be apparent in the form of rough and dry skin. The total amount of sun exposure (ultraviolet) and genetic factors play a significant role.

An Exam using UV photography will show what damage has been accumulated. Sun exposure reduces the amount of collagen in the skin, and prevents the formation of new collagen. This condition has also associated with the dehydration of a reduction in the amount of moisture-retaining proteins resulting in the skin losing its ability to recover its normal shape from stretching.  Sun exposure also affects the elastin fibres in the skin, creating a pebbled uneven texture.

The Rosenthal Clinic offers several options to effectively treat skin of this type. The best course of action can only be established with a personal consultation to determine any relevant medical factors and timescales that may affect the choice of treatment.



Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work on the top layer of the skin, loosening the glue-like substance that holds the dead skin cells together. During the peeling process, you will shed unwanted pigment. Meanwhile, the underlying dermis will create healthy new skin cells and collagen fibres. This will result in the skin feeling...

Hand rejuvenation

Hands tend to show unwanted effects of aging even before other areas of the body and can be a dead give away as to our age. Without treatment, these changes are difficult to mask. The appearance of the hands is usually not given priority and tend to be overlooked when...


It’s the unique serum delivery system that puts the HydraFacial into a category of its own. This multi-step treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts to get rid of impurities and dead cells while at the same time quenching skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.  The amazing results...

Mosaic® Fractional Laser

The Mosaic® Fractional Laser, a newer generation of the Fraxel Restore, is a state of the art laser system using Controlled Chaos Technology which causes multiple microscopic points of laser energy to penetrate the skin in a random sequence, in a fashion similar to spray painting.


CO2 Fractional Laser

CO2 (carbon dioxide) Fractional Laser treatment is used for resurfacing the skin that has been scarred by acne, injury or surgery. It is often recommended for treating the wrinkles and lines that develop as a result of aging or where there has been extensive sun damage.


Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetics

Cosmeceutical is a cosmetic with bioactive pharmaceutical ingredients. Many cosmeceuticals have been the subject of clinical studies to determine performance and tolerance. The products that we sell are generally available only from physicians or Medical Aesthetic Clinics such as ours and are not available in retail stores.