Acne

Acne is not just a teenage problem. Many people suffer in silence into their 30s and 40s; in fact, 20% of women continue to have acne beyond their teens.

Book a no-obligation medical skin consultation with our doctor to learn more about YOUR skin and the treatment options we have available to help you achieve clearer skin.

Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation!

Oxygenetix has developed its first treatment foundation.

Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation is clinically proven to treat patients with acne whilst concealing the condition.

The product treats and disguises the condition, using encapsulated salicylic acid (2%), which delivers proprietary acne control ingredients through a patented, breathable delivery system.

This is a physician clinic only line so please visit Perfect Skin Solutions to get a FREE skin assessment and colour matching advice.

 

We can now offer 8 key treatments to combat the processes in your skin causing acne.

 

Treatments Available

ClearSkin

Defeating active acne, with lasting results.

Acne affects many of us at some point in our lives and can be a very challenging condition to treat.

ClearSkinTM is the first technology to combine a non-ablative laser with simultaneous contact cooling and vacuum technology to treat acne vulgaris safely and effectively.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types, has no side effects and achieves a smoother complexion with lasting results.

ClearSkinTM addresses all forms of acne vulgaris papules, pustules and nodules.  It will also leave your skin with a gentle rejuvenation effect and will reduce the appearance of acne scars with its ability to stimulate collagen within the skin.

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Chemical Peels

Gone are the days when the only immediate result one could expect from a medical-grade skin peel was 2-4 weeks of suffering painful, red, blistering skin. Technology has moved on and the clinical team at Perfect Skin Solutions have over 15 years experience in this area alone. Peels are one of the most effective methods to achieve a smoother and brighter complexion and our carefully selected range is certainly superior to salon treatments such as dermabrasion.

 

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Cosmeceuticals

Cosmeceuticals are medical-grade cosmetic products, scientifically formulated to get active ingredients to the target area within the skin. Although fake products can be found on the internet, UK distributors will only supply these products to clinics like ours, as it is important to match the correct product(s) with your skin type and need. We receive consistently positive feedback from clients who use recommended skincare products. Continued use also helps maintain the benefits of your treatment(s) eg fighting on-going sun damage or controlling rosacea once settled. Read some of the truths about skin creams, in our FAQ section below!

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Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins directly into the skin where it is needed.

You will have a thorough skin consultation with our doctor or nurse and the appropriate peel treatment for your skin, will be advised at that time. Dr Patel can also discuss all the management options available for specific skin conditions such as rosacea and acne.

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IPL

We are proud to have the Harmony XL Pro Laser system, from the makers of Soprano Ice.  The Harmony system uses both dual AFT (advanced version of IPL)  and Nd:YAG laser capability, thus enabling all skin types to be treated.  It allows us to use a narrower bandwidth of energy, cutting out any unnecessary wavelength, helping us to target specific concerns.

Whether you want removal of unwanted hair or skin imperfections, we will be able to provide you with a cost-effective, safe and tailored treatment program. Our team includes one of the UK’s most experienced laser practitioners.

Please note all treatments require a patch test 48 hours prior to the initial treatment.

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PLEXR®

“The incredible alternative to surgery!”

Now being offered by Dr Dev Patel at the Harley Street, London and Portsmouth Clinics.

Launched at our clinic in 2014, PLEXR® is a revolutionary and patented innovation, opening a new and exciting frontier in the fields of Surgical and Aesthetic medicine.

Dr Patel is currently UK Ambassador and Lead Trainer AND Global Key Opinion Leader and Trainer for Plexr and Plexr Plus.

PLEXR® offers an effective alternative option to certain surgical procedures eg Non-surgical Blepharoplasty (baggy eyelid correction), Necklift & Facelift.

Dr Dev Patel is the UK’s foremost expert in Plexr and was the first doctor in England to offer Plexr. He has also been invited to speak on Plexr at a both National and International cosmetic conferences and events. As at the start of Nov 2018, Dr Patel had performed over 2,000 Plexr procedures.  

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Skinade

Skinade™ is a multi-award winning, natural peach and mangosteen flavoured anti-ageing collagen drink containing a patent pending formulation of active ingredients that boosts your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid and improves the way your skin looks and feels in as little as 30 days.

Skinade™ has been developed by leading UK scientists and is designed to provide a perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients to create one of the most advanced, effective and bio-available anti-ageing skincare products on the market today.

Skinade’s Awards to date:

Natural Health – Winner Beauty Award 2013

My Face My Body – Winner Most Innovative Product 2014

Good Surgeon Guide – Winner Most Reliable Skin Care Product 2014

Safety In Beauty – Diamond Award 2015

My Face My Body – Winner Best Home Use Product 2015

My Face My Body – Highly Commended Best Anti-Ageing Product 2015

Finalist Aesthetic Medicine – Best Treatment Partner 2015

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Derma FNS

The Derma FNS™ skin remodelling system (detailed below); particularly useful for more significant scarring as well as other conditions. Derma FNS™ results are comparable in effect to ablative treatments such as Fraxel, IPL and Laser Resurfacing but at a fraction of the cost and with much less downtime and minimal damage to the integrity of the skin.

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Face Acne

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Acne FAQs

WHAT CAUSES ACNE?

The most common type of acne is acne vulgaris. This can be triggered by several factors, including hormone imbalance, overproduction of sebum (the oily substance on the skin) and growth of bacteria (known as P. acnes).

Acne forms when pores become clogged with sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria. If the clog occurs below the skin surface, this creates a “whitehead.” If the clog reaches the surface, a “blackhead” forms (the black is not actually dirt; its bacteria which darkens when exposed to oxygen). Clogged pores can pop and spread oil, causing more pimples and lesions. For this reason, we would encourage you to use an appropriate skin cleanser specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. Our award-winning cosmeceutical range offers some excellent cost-effective options.

WHY IS IT MORE COMMON IN MALES?

Mens’ glands are larger and produce more sebum (or oil), therefore making acne more prevalent among men than women. In fact, it is a testosterone-related hormone that is responsible for activating the glands that produce sebum in the first place.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY ACNE?

While external factors do not play a direct role in causing acne, they can aggravate an acne condition. These factors include improper cleaning, using inferior products, food allergies, an improper or vitamin deficient diet, an imbalance in skin’s PH structure (since skin acidity is what controls acne bacteria), climate (heat and humidity both contribute to more acne bacteria production), hormonal fluctuations and stress.

This is a rather simplified view of acne and we would be happy to bore you with more in-depth science at your consultation, if you wish!