Acne

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

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

We understand that acne often has a significant psychological impact on the sufferer. We only offer treatments which have strong evidence of their effectiveness. Alternative medical treatments e.g. long term oral antibiotics, will be available via your GP and Dr Patel can discuss these options with you as well. Not all acne is the same; it is important that the treatment your skin receives is appropriate for your skin type and also sub-type of acne. Your skin consultation will ensure you receive a tailored program individual to your needs.

Many of our clients who have enjoyed highly satisfying skin clearance, have reported that it took them months or even years to seek alternative treatments such as skin peels, due to misconceptions they had. Not all peels are the same, just as not all cosmeceuticals are or indeed IPL machines. With over 35 years combined clinical experience, our team has confidence in the world-class products we offer. If you are suffering with skin problems such as acne, please do come and see us for a consultation, even if it just to get some sensible and balanced advice about how to better manage your skin. There is no obligation to book any treatments.

 

COSMECEUTICALS

Our therapists offer a FREE skin care consultation where they can go into more depth about the fabulous range of products and treatments we offer.

 

 

 

 

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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PLEXR® / PLEXRPLUS®

“The incredible alternative to surgery!”

Now being offered by Dr Dev Patel at Portsmouth and Cheam (Greater London) 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 2019, Dr Patel had performed over 2,100 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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Celluma PRO – LED light therapy

Celluma is an award-winning medical device, FDA-Cleared and CE-Certified to treat a variety of skin, muscles, joint and pain conditions. Celluma can improve your health and make you look and feel years younger.

Originally developed by NASA for astronauts who could become injured or ill on a long-term space flight, the technology is used today as a safe and natural method of treating a variety of skin and pain conditions such as acne, anti-aging, and pain.

Low light therapy (LLT) has vast potential in numerous therapeutic areas.  Celluma provides compromised cells with the energy to regain and restore vitality naturally. It’s powerful, deeply penetrating wavelengths are absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitrochondria. This process increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – the fuel that drives all cells. This boost of cellular energy results in a cascade of metabolic events leading to an increase in micro-circulation, tissue repair and a decrease in inflammation and pain.

Celluma is Versatile

  • Powerful stand-alone therapy
  • Ideal for use following laser, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, and injections
  • Enhance your outcomes following your treatments

Celluma is Effective

  • Clinically proven for the treatment of wrinkles, acne and pain
  • Increase post-treatment comfort levels
  • Alleviate muscle and joint pain

Celluma is Invaluable

  • Widely used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, estheticians, and pain management specialist
  • Can be Incorporated into other treatments
  • Celluma is the ONLY panel device FDA-cleared to treat with blue, red and infrared simultaneously

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Facial Acne

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Facial 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!