Acne

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Acne is a common disorder that arises from hair follicles and their associated sebaceous glands. The severity of acne is related to the amount of sebum produced by sebaceous glands. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the skin that lubricates hair and skin. Sebum is also a powerful inflammatory agent affecting the shedding of cells from the epidermis – upper layer of the skin. This can result in the blockage of pores resulting in whiteheads and blackheads.

 

What lifestyle factors can worsen acne?

Sebum production is increased by hot showers, hot baths, saunas, steam rooms and excessive sweating. Dietary factors can also worsen acne and include eating non-organic dairy products, diets with high sugar content as well as stimulants including caffeine. Inappropriate use of skin products can also significantly worsen acne especially overuse of moisturisers. Attempts to squeeze or extract whiteheads or cysts can increase the depth of lesions, increase inflammation and acne flare ups. Squeezing spots can also leave behind marks and scars.

What steps can prevent and control acne?

Important lifestyle changes that can help to prevent acne or moderate acne flare ups include all factors that prevent increased levels of sebum in the skin. This includes not using heavy moisturisers and never using heavy foundation.

 

Every morning good skin preparation is essential. Cleansing using oily skin cleanser followed by a scrub consisting of non-irritating essential exfoliating polish will help to clean the skin and also reduce sebum. Use of sebum-reducing pads are also recommended and form part of the ZO acne program.

 

Stabilisation and correction of skin health with an alpha-hydroxy acid exfoliator is recommended for barrier repair. Essential Daily Power Defense is a combination of retinol, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that help to calm any acne flare ups. If necessary oral isotretinoin (RoaccutaneTM) supplement (20mg/day) maybe required initially. It is important to note that if oral isotretinoin is taken, significant procedures should not be attempted for at least 4 to 6 months after isotretinoin has been stopped. The ZO Acne System incorporates the preventative and treatment steps described, to help clear up acne.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ACNE
PRICE

Chemical Peels:

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance 
ZO Three Step Peel 


 £100.00
£350.00

Dermalux LED

From £70.00

Platelet Rich Plasma
(includes microneedling)

From £295.00

Oil Control Pads (60)

£50.00

ZO Acne Control (60ml)

£50.00

ZO Acne Prevention & Treatment Pack

£125.00

What is J-Plasma FACE?

At Rejuvence we are the first and only clinic in the UK to offer this revolutionary new treatment. Jason Emer, a prominent cosmetic doctor from Beverly Hills, California, described J-Plasma (RenuvionTM) as the most revolutionary treatment to hit the cosmetic industry in the last 10 years. J-Plasma face is a new facial resurfacing treatment similar to fraxel CO2 laser and can help to treat scars from acne including ice pick and boxcars. Although it is associated with a significant downtime the results are worth waiting for. For further details please contact the clinic for a consultation.

Rejuvence Philosophy

At Rejuvence we understand the psychological distress that can accompany problematic and stubborn acne. It can lead to low confidence and self-esteem that can compromise personal relationships and performance in the workplace. The key to acne control is sebum reduction. We are able to guide sufferers through a variety of skin care options in an attempt to control symptoms. Once under control, we have the experience and expertise to improve any scarring and pigmentation problems.

Hormonal factors that can worsen acne include systemic hormonal abnormalities such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hormonal changes during puberty and changes before and during a woman’s period can also have a negative impact on acne. Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can also worsen acne although this can be quite variable.

In our experience we have found a few products that really work very well. These include, first and foremost, Oil Control Pads from ZO Medical. All our clients who have started using this product have found they are able to significantly reduce the oiliness of their skin and hence reduce the number of breakouts. This together with an Oily Skin Face Wash and Spot Treatment, also from ZO Medical work great.

Dermalux LED Phototherapy has been shown to provide some respite and supplement topical and oral treatments during acne flare ups. Multiple sessions of phototherapy every week can supplement the ZO Acne System and provides some relief thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties as well stimulate, repair and regenerate the skin. At Rejuvence Clinic we have the Dermalux LED system and have had a great response from clients. For further details please contact us to arrange a free consultation.

Severe cystic acne and multiple lesions can leave pits with significant scarring and hyperpigmentation. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is particularly a problem in darker skin types, especially skin types IV to VI. Acne scars can be classified as ice pick scars, rolling scars and boxcar scars. Treatment options include microneedling with platelet rich plasma and chemical peels such as the ZO 3 Step Peel or Controlled Depth Blue Peel. Pigmentation can initially be addressed by incorporating hydroquinone into any custom skin care program in an attempt to bleach, and in combination with tretinoin, blend the skin producing a more even skin tone and reduction in scars.

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COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

We are in the midst of a pandemic and it is essential that we maintain the safety of our patients as staff above all else. Before attending Rejuvence Clinic for your appointment please review the following safety guidelines. 

SYMPTOMS

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, or if you live with someone with COVID-19 or someone with symptoms, please notify us immediately.

 

If you or someone you live with has any symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, fever, chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell, you MUST NOT attend. Please call us immediately and we will reschedule your appointment.

CHECK IN

Once you arrive at clinic, please press the intercom. Upon answering you will be asked to come into the building and wait in the lobby. You will be met by one of our staff. 

Everyone must have a wellness check prior to coming in:

  • You must wear a face mask at all times
  • We will check your temperature with a no-touch wall mounted thermometer. If you have a high temperature you will be asked to leave and we will reschedule your appointment. 
  • Please do not bring anyone else with you to your appointment. This is to minimise risk to both staff and patients.
  • Please sanitise your hands using the wall mounted alcohol no-touch sanitiser. 
  • Please wear shoe covers before entering. 

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Only patients with scheduled appointments will be allowed into the clinic.  You must come alone – no guests, family, or and friends can come with you into our clinic at this time.

No walk-ins are allowed, only scheduled appointments. Please call us on 0207 531 6600 or Whatsapp us on 07504 552772 with any questions or to purchase products.

STAFF WELLNESS

All staff, and anyone entering our clinic will be wearing masks. Depending on your treatment, clinicians may also wear goggles and face shields. Our staff will have daily wellness checks including temperature readings and symptom monitoring.

We appreciate you abiding by our safety guidelines to keep our staff, other patients, and our community healthy.

HIGH RISK

Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should only leave home for medical care and essential activities. Virtual consultations are available with Rejuvence Clinic. Please contact us directly at 0207 531 6600 or Whatsapp on 07504 552772 to schedule your virtual consultation.

 

We appreciate you abiding by our safety guidelines to keep our staff, other patients, and our community healthy.

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