Skin concerns

Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting males and females at all stages of life. Patients typically complain of oily, inflamed skin with breakouts of spots and cysts on their face and body – typically the back and chest areas. Acne can vary from mild to severe and can have physical, cosmetic and psychological symptoms. Treatments for acne vary from medical grade skincare, to chemical peels, and lasers. Athorough consultation is always advised so that the treatment can be customised according to your skin and requirements.

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Scars

Scars are the body’s attempt at healing after surgery, trauma, burns and skin conditions, such as acne. Scars can be raised, red, hard and itchy when they are immature. With time, however, the collagen is reorganised and the scar begins to mature, appearing flatter, softer, skin-coloured and less itchy – this is a mature scar. Sometimes, this natural progression can be disrupted and an abnormal scar develops, which may be hypertrophic (lumpy and stretched) or keloid (large, unsightly and extending beyond the size of the original scar). Treatment of scars is challenging and requires a specialist and multidisciplinary approach. Treatment options include microneedling and Morpheus8, injections with steroid, subcision and surgical correction. The first step is to have a detailed consultation with Dr Ayad and Dr Zainab, who run a specialist scar clinic.

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Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition that affects the skin causing it to appear darker. It can occur in small patches or affect larger areas of the face and body. There are several types of hyperpigmentation, the common ones being melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The biggest risk factors for general hyperpigmentation are sun exposure and inflammation, as both situations can increase melanin production. The treatment of hyperpigmentation depends on the cause and you should consult our dermatologist, Dr Zainab, or one of our skin doctors or specialists. They will be able to help with a diagnosis and design a treatment programme, which may involve creams, prescription medication and skin treatments to improve stubborn pigmentation.

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Redness & Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition whose trademark symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Typically, rosacea affects only skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. The cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, specialist assessment and targeted treatments can help to minimise symptoms. Flare-ups often occur in cycles. Patients will experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time, the symptoms may go away, and then return. There are different types of rosacea, each with its own set of symptoms – one of our specialists will help you understand your condition, and how to prevent and control it.

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Enlarged pores

Pores are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat. They’re also connected to your hair follicles.
If your pores appear larger, it may be because of acne, naturally oily skin, sun damage and certain types of makeup. Although you can’t change the size of your pores, there are certain skincare regimens, products and treatments that will help to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Medical grade skin care with ZO Skinhealth, chemical peels and Hydrafacial will all help to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and blackheads.

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Dull/Dry skin

Your skin is your largest organ and is constantly subjected to trauma, sun and chemicals. No wonder, then, that it can sometimes lose its vibrancy and look a little under the weather. Your skin may appear dull and tired due to a number of factors, such as sun exposure, accumulated damage and dead cells on the surface, smoking, dehydration and ageing.
There are many easy strategies that you can adopt in order to restore the glow and vibrancy to your skin. Excellent skincare is a must and ZO Skinhealth is our go-to product line! Sun protection is vital with a good sunscreen that you should wear at all times, even on cloudy days. Hydrafacial, Morpheus8 and PRP-plasma treatments will resurface your skin and provide it with a much-needed boost of collagen and growth factors. Hyaluronic Acid is a key component of skin health and this becomes depleted with age. Replenishing Hyaluronic Acid in the skin with Profhilo and other Skin Boosters will help to revive its glow and hydration.

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Wrinkles and fine lines

Wrinkles and fine lines are symptoms of the ageing process or accumulated skin damage due to sun or smoking.
Wrinkles may be considered as either static or dynamic. Static wrinkles are those that are visible all the time – fine lines around the eyes and forehead or deeper lines in the cheeks or frown areas.
These are treated with meticulous medical skincare, skin boosting treatments such as Morpheus8, Hydrafacial and Profhilo. Deeper lines are treated with Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Dynamic lines are those that become visible when you pull an expression, such as crows feet or smile lines. These wrinkles are best treated by relaxing those over-expressive muscles in your face and neck. This is typically done using directed botox injections, leaving your skin looking smoother and younger-looking.

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Ageing skin

General ageing of the skin is a vague but very common complaint from patients. It can describe the gradual decline in the texture, glow, volume and smoothness. These are all very predictable and safely all-too-familiar signs of the ageing process which sooner or later starts to catch up with us. Treatment of the ageing skin involves a careful assessment of the different signs and symptoms. Then a customised skin plan can be made to treat, reverse and prevent the decline in your skin. For this purpose, we employ our whole armoury of skin treatments, from medical grade skin care, to facials, microneedling and Morpheus-8, skin boosting and Profhilo, chemical peels and lasers, and of course dermal fillers and botox. These treatments can produce transformative results when they are chosen carefully and performed properly.

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Skin texture

The texture of your skin is extremely important as it can not only affect the way your skin feels, but also the way that it looks too.
The texture of your skin may be affected by a number of factors, such as sun exposure, accumulated damage and dead cells on the surface, smoking, dehydration and ageing. There are many easy strategies that you can adopt in order to restore the glow and vibrancy to your skin. Excellent skincare is a must and ZO Skinhealth is our go-to product line! Dermaplaning is a wonderful treatment to remove the dead cells and microscopic hair that can make your skin feel rough and irregular. Hydrafacial, Morpheus8 and chemical peel treatments will resurface your skin and provide it with a much-needed boost of collagen.

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