Scars, whether due to injury, acne, surgery, or other means, can have a terrible psychological impact on those who have them. Getting a scar, particularly on your face, can alter the way you view your looks, lower your self esteem and decrease the confidence you have in your appearance.
To others your scar might be no big deal, but if it really bothers you, then there is plenty that can be done to remove it, or at least reduce how visible it is. Here at The Private Skin Laser Clinic in London we see scars of all sorts of sizes, some red, some flesh-coloured, some raised and some close to the skin. It’s unlikely that we won’t have seen, or treated a scar like yours before.
If you live in the North London area and you’re concerned about your skin, there’s a chance our expert team at The Private Skin Laser Clinic can help. We are located in the dermatology department of the Royal Free hospital and have many years of experience in providing safe and effective laser treatment for a large range of skin complaints.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably just discovered your first facial thread vein and you’re wondering if the expert team here at our North London clinic can help? We can! Facial thread veins appear as tiny red streaks on the face, which are bright enough to resist being covered by subtle makeup and prominent enough to annoy us when we look in the mirror. We can remove them by exposing them to a laser, which will heat them out of existence.
Rosacea sounds like a harmless enough condition to those not familiar with it. So perhaps you eat something that triggers the condition and you blush? What’s the big deal – it goes away again. So perhaps you have a red rash on your skin after a hot shower or walk in the freezing wind? It only lasts a few minutes, can it really be that bad? Yes, it can be! For those who suffer from it, it can be deeply unsettling and upsetting.
While everybody loves things that smell nice there’s good reason to avoid fragrance and perfumes in your skin care and makeup – especially if you have sensitive skin or conditions such as rosacea, eczema and acne.
Whether from synthetic or natural origin (including essential oils such as lavender and citrus ingredients too) fragrance is a skin irritant. They are sensitising and the most common cause of allergic reactions. Irritation and inflammation inhibit skins ability to heal and encourage collagen to break down leading to redness, rashes, wrinkles and seriously unhappy skin.
The effects are cumulative so may not show on the surface straight after applying if you have normal skin. However skin that’s already compromised by conditions like rosacea or sensitive post laser treatments, fragrance is bad news.
High concentrations of fragrance are now the norm in most skincare and many makeup products. So it can take quite a bit of time, research and reading labels to discover which ones are truly free from fragrance. Luckily we’ve done the hard work for you and recommend these brands to get you started.
These brand products are all fragrance free:
These brands include mostly fragrance free products but not all so check the labels:
- La Roche Posay
Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions, experienced by people throughout the world, it can also be one of the most troubling. Not only can active acne look and feel unpleasant but it can also leave scars that act as a lasting reminder of this confidence-draining condition.
A number of treatment options exist for treating acne and acne scars – some are more effective than others, and individual responses can vary widely.
Laser treatments are now part of the growing arsenal of treatments attempting to banish acne. Laser therapy works particularly well when preventing the papules and pustules associated with acne but may be less effective with non-inflammatory acne and severe lesions. As every case is different, it’s important to speak to an experienced dermatologist and laser treatment practitioner to get their advice about your individual case.
The launch of the all-new The Private Skin Laser Clinic website marks a new chapter for our clinic. Don’t worry, we’re staying true to the ethos our patients know and trust and we are as committed as ever to helping patients smile with confidence, and to providing an environment where the emphasis is on your comfort and wellbeing. The new website gives us a fantastic tool to showcase some of our many success stories, and to better communicate with prospective and existing patients.