Acne Treatment:

 

Acne is especially common among teenagers and young adults, and it is estimated that almost 30% of teens need a specialist’s help to prevent scarring. A diet full of carbohydrates and dairy products is another trigger factor for this condition. Also, if you have a family history of acne, you are at a greater risk of developing it yourself.

Acne can cause stress, embarrassment or even depression, if the condition is severe. It is crucial to treat acne before it leaves permanent scars on your skin. Our dermatologists at Top Medical Clinic can offer an effective treatment plan for your type of acne that will suppress and cure the disease and eventually give you back your confidence.

4 Stages of Acne

Stage 1: Mild Acne. This first step of acne usually presents a small concentration of pimples or blackheads or a combination of both on the skin. Inflammation is not usually associated with it and it does not occur on a daily basis.
Stage 2: Moderate Acne occurs in men and women at any age. Blackheads, pustules, papules and pimples may form on the skin. It can happen more frequently and with more redness or inflammation around the affected area.
Stage 3: Moderate to Severe Acne. Inflammation is the most evident difference in the third stage of acne. The area is red, irritated and inflamed. Cysts, papules, and nodules may also be present.
Stage 4: Severe acne. This stage is extremely painful with numerous pustules, cysts, papules and nodules in the affected area or on various parts of the body.

 

STRETCH MARK 

    

Stretch marks appear when the skin is stretched rapidly, such as during pregnancy or the adolescent growth spurt. High powered UVB phototherapy is also a very effective treatment for pale stretch marks and pale scars.Combined UVB and UVA1 light can be delivered accurately to the target areas without the unwanted exposure of normal skin.

All areas of the body can be treated. All skin types can be treated and skin colour makes little difference to the benefits of the treatment. Weekly treatments are recommended for approximately a month or until the desired response is obtained

Rarely redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). A small minority of patients develop bruising or blistering. This settles within a few days.

 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by red, scaly plaques with well-defined edges. Its most common sites are scalp, elbows and knees, but the condition can affect practically any area of the skin, including nails. If psoriasis is accompanied by severe itching, the scratching can lead to lichenification (thickening of the skin), painful skin cracks or fissures. 
Psoriasis affects equally men and women, and can start at any age, including childhood. This lifelong condition is characterized by periods of remission and ‘flare ups’ which tend to appear unpredictably. Although there is no known cause of psoriasis, it has been established that some factors contribute to its development, e.g. stress, some illnesses and medications, excessive alcohol, smoking. Finally, psoriasis is a hereditary condition but the way it is inherited is complex and it is not easy to determine who will be affected by it.

There are several patterns of psoriasis:

  • Chronic plaque psoriasis – the most common type of psoriasis with the plaques usually present on the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp; persistent and treatment-resistant 
  • Guttate psoriasis – small plaques found on the trunk and limbs; often a result of a throat infection
  •  Sebopsoriasis – overlap of seborrhoeic dermatitis and psoriasis; appears on the scalp, face, ears and chest
  •  Flexural psoriasis – red, smooth well-defined patches colonized by candida; found in body folds and genitals
  •  Palmoplantular pustular psoriasis – pus-filled spots on the palms and soles
  •  Erythrodermic – rare type of psoriasis covering most part of the body; may result in systemic illness
  •  Pustular – rare and most severe type of psoriasis with the plaques on the trunk and limbs filled with pus spots; can flare rapidly requiring hospitalisation


The symptoms of psoriasis may vary from patient to patient. In most cases this condition is accompanied by irritation and itching, particularly troublesome in sites such as the scalp, lower legs and groin. Psoriasis affecting hands and feet may cause painful fissures or cracks, and the nails – flaking and pitting. One in three patients with moderate to severe psoriasis develops psoriatic arthritis. It might cause pain, swelling and stiffness in one or more joints, particularly in the morning.

 

Moles

 

Moles, also referred to as naevi or birthmarks, are very common skin irregularities. They occur when pigmented cells, melanocytes, gather together forming a cluster. Moles can appear on any area of the body and can be flat or protruding. They can also range in colour from light pink to dark brown or black, and be of various shapes, although the most common ones are round. The number of moles that a particular person has on their skin depends largely on genetic factors and on sun exposure. Children might have one or more moles at birth, however, vast majority of them arise during childhood or early adult life. In time, some of them may fade away.

Naevi in general should not be a cause for concern, since most of them are benign in nature. Unfortunately, some of them might develop into a malignant melanoma (cancer). Such cancerous growth can look similar to a harmless mole, but in time it has a tendency to enlarge and change its structure. If you are an adult and observe a new mole appear or an existing mole change in size, shape or colour, it is strongly advised to have the mole examined by a dermatologist. Any itchiness, pain or bleeding are also a symptoms that cannot be ignored. 

While many moles can be safely left alone, they may be treated for cosmetic reasons if their appearance is particularly unsightly or if their location is cumbersome (e.g. moles irritated by clothes, razor or comb). The most satisfactory treatment in such cases is shave excision under local anaesthetic. If melanoma is suspected, the best option is to have the mole removed by excision biopsy. After that the specimen should always be sent for pathological examination (histology). 

Our specialists at Top Medical Clinic have vast experience in mole analysis. They examine skin irregularities on a daily basis and are able to rule out any potentially serious problems. They are also able to provide immediate help and advice if the mole poses any threat to the patient’s health and life. 

 

Wrinkle Reduction

The short wavelength intense pulsed light system (IPL) produces a broadband light that eliminates superficial signs of ageing, including freckles, broken capilliaries, rosacea and age spots. The light is absorbed by pigmented areas where it is converted into heat, causing break down of pigment. In broken capilliaries and spider veins, the light is absorbed by the pigment in the blood generating heat that collapses the unwanted vein.

All areas of the body can be treated. It should be noted that fine wrinkles are more likely to have noticeable results than deep wrinkles. All skin types can be treated and skin colour makes little difference to the benefits of the treatment.

Rarely redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). There is also a small risk of pigment change following treatment. A small minority of patients develop bruising or blistering. 

 

SOLAR LENTIGOS AND FRECKLES

A lentigo (plural lentigines) is a small area of skin with a high density of melanocytes – cells responsible for the production of melanin. The most common type, solar lentigines, arise due to excessive sun exposure and are found in middle age people. Those brown spots are non-cancerous, more defined than freckles, and can be mostly found on the face, neck, shoulders and hands. Lentigines are typical for those with fair skin, but are also seen in people who tan quickly and easily.

Freckles accompany fair skinned people from a very young age, and are an inherited characteristic more noticeable in the summer and gradually fading away during the winter months. Unlike lentigines, they tend to disappear or become less conspicuous with age. 

In the case of both lentigines and freckles, the substance responsible for their appearance is the skin pigment – melanin, produced by melanocytes. Its production is decreased in winter and triggered when the skin becomes exposed to the sun. Freckles arise due to a higher concentration of melanin in the skin cells and look like small flat brown marks. Lentigines, on the other hand, are caused by a local proliferation of the melanocytes themselves. They are much bigger than freckles and can vary in colour from yellow-brown to dark-brown. The number of lentigines increases with age. 

The best possible way to stop freckles and lentigines from appearing and to prevent the existing ones from worsening is careful sun protection. Remember that staying out of the sun and wearing sun protective clothing is much more effective than applying sunscreens alone. Sunscreens must have high protection factor against ultraviolet radiation and be applied frequently and generously. If you find the existing brown spots particularly unpleasant, they can be effectively removed by means of chemical peels, cryotherapy or laser treatments. 
Treated by a specialist, brown marks can significantly reduce their appearance, leaving your skin more youthful and radiant.

 

Skin Pigmentation

We can help reduce discolouration of the skin, both lighter (hypopigmented) and darker (hyperpigmented) areas, utilising different laser systems.

With respect to darker pigment irregularities, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is effective in treating age and liver spots (solar lentigo) and freckles (ephelides). The broadband light is absorbed by the pigment “melanin”, where it is converted into heat causing break up of the darker areas. With respect to lighter pigment irregularities, UVB-targeted phototherapy is effective in the treatment of vitiligo, psoriasis, stretch marks and pale scars.

The short wavelength intense pulsed light system (IPL) produces a broadband light that eliminates superficial signs of ageing, including freckles, broken capilliaries, rosacea and age spots. The light is absorbed by pigmented areas where it is converted into heat, causing break down of pigment. In broken capilliaries and spider veins, the light is absorbed by the pigment in the blood generating heat that collapses the unwanted vein.

Redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). There is also a small risk of pigment change following treatment. A small minority of patients develop bruising or blistering. This settles within a few days.

A series of 2 to 6 treatments is recommended at monthly intervals. Methods to reduce further collagen breakdown include smoking cessation and the application of a moisturiser with SPF30 sun block. These will enhance the efficacy of the treatment. It must be remembered that the skin is constantly ageing, so it is envisaged that further treatments in the future may well be desirable. 

 

Thread Vein Removal

Thread veins (telangiectasia) are small superficial red, purple or blue veins which may appear anywhere on the body, but most commonly on the face and legs. Thread veins occur when the vein dilates and become large enough to be visible through the skin. The short wavelength intense pulsed light (IPL) system is used to eliminate superficial thread veins and Rosacea. . The laser light is absorbed by the blood inside the vein. This heats up the wall of the vein which collapses, and the vein then dissolves.

 

A series of 3 to 6 treatments is recommended at monthly intervals for leg veins. Treatment of facial veins is easier and often only 1 or 2 treatments are required.

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Skin Rejuvenation

As we age unfortunately our skin can begin to look tired, lined and feel dehydrated. This can be compounded by exposure to the sun, wind, pollution and in particular lifestyle factors, such as smoking.

At EliteBeautyForYou Croydon we offer a range of non-surgical procedures for skin rejuvenation to help improve skin tone and texture thereby making the skin firmer and smoother, reducing lines and wrinkles. Such treatments include:      

  • Dermaroller
  •  Microdermabra
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Ultra sonic
  • RF Radio frequincy

All treatments can be performed on the face, neck, chest and hands and may be provided on their own or used in combination to provide optimal results. Our experienced skin specialists will of course devise an appropriate treatment programme for you following your initial consultation and skin care assessment.

All treatments can be performed on the face, neck, chest and hands and may be provided on their own or used in combination to provide optimal results. Our experienced skin specialists will of course devise an appropriate treatment programme for you following your initial consultation and skin care assessment.

of treatment.nd swelling of the treated area may occur (like sunburn).

Superficial blistering, bruising or crusting may rarely develop, which settles within a few days.

Occasionally, there may be the formation of brown lines or spots at the treatment sites, due to haemosiderin (iron stored in the blood) deposition. These too are temporary.

There is also a very small risk of small ulcers at the injection site, allergy, pigment change, phlebitis and deep vein thrombosis (if the patient is immobile) following treatment. There are generally no long term side effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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