Teenage acne

1. What are the main causes of acne ? Acne is caused by multiple factors including hormonal imbalances (that’s why it’s often worse in teenagers, during this hormonal adjustment period), overproduction of oil, clogging of pores by keratin (now the excess oil is trapped!), genetic predisposition and a tendency for inflammation in the hair follicle. The first step is always …

The Eudelo January Face Fix

I am sure we all had a little too much alcohol and sugar and too little sleep (think Christmas parties…) over the festive season. So, in today’s blog post, I am going to talk about what we can do to minimise the damage! But first a quick recap on why the above could be a problem for our skin in …

Rosacea in December – how to avoid a ‘bad skin month’!

We all want our skin to look perfect at Christmas and red cheeks competing with Santa Claus’ outfit for attention certainly do not fit into this dream. However, this is a sad reality for many rosacea sufferers, as December can take its toll on rosacea skin. Cold weather and central heating combined with increased consumption of alcohol and indulgent party …

Party Season & The Skin Dermatologist Top Tips

We all dream of our skin looking picture perfect at Christmas, whether for the office party or for that special moment under the mistletoe. However, the reality of the non-stop party season – otherwise known as December – can take its toll on our skin. Increased consumption of alcohol and indulgent party food combined with cold weather and central heating …

Who should do your filler treatment?

The other day I passed a hair salon that openly advertised not only cut and colour, but also injectable filler treatments. I was shocked! Why would anybody risk their health and have cosmetic injectables in a salon? Maybe it’s because people don’t realise that this may not be safe? So I thought it’s a good idea to write a blog …

Is doing a Liz Hurley really good for your skin?

Several newspapers are currently reporting that Liz Hurley applies moisturisers up to 10-times each day and are claiming that this habit may be the secret to her young-looking and glowing skin. You may have seen the article in the Daily Mail for example Is moisturising your skin 6- to 10-times per day really a good idea? As a cosmetic dermatologist …

New evidence on adult acne

While acne was formerly seen as an infectious skin disease, more recent data have revealed acne to be primarily an inflammatory process in the skin. Acne is therefore today seen as a chronic inflammatory skin condition (bacterial overgrowth is of course also present, but it’s not of single-handed importance, as was thought before). Overall, acne is a multifactorial process with …

Ignorance…

The other day the insurance of one of our patients wrote to us, claiming that “PRP needling is an experimental and unproven treatment “. I wrote to them saying that I strong disagree with their opinion and I would be very interested to hear what evidence they could possibly base this statement on. My own, informed (!), opinion about PRP …

Which treatments help to build collagen?

As we age, our skin gets a little ‘lazy’ and collagen production slows down. There are various regenerative treatments available that can stimulate the dermis to boost collagen. Two of our most popular regenerative treatments at Eudelo are PRP Needling and Laser Facials. In-clinic treatments: PRP Needling is a combination of Medical needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma). Medical needling …

Superdrug introducing a ‘botox’ service – good or bad?

Superdrug just announced the launch of an in-store botox and filler service, starting with prices of £99. Is that good or bad? I have to admit that we are wary about this. While we welcome that there is an increasing public dialogue about cosmetic injectables, a budget service such as this rings alarm bells for me. Superdrug is of course …