Teenage Acne


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Question: Teenage Acne

My 17yr old daughter has (over the last year) suffered with quite bad acne around her mouth and on her forehead. I would like to know if there is procedure/cream that can be recommend - I heard that maybe a facial, peel may help

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Mr Nishant Agarwal

Smooth and Simple

26th April 2021

Answer: Hi Caroline, I'm sorry to hear your daughter has been suffering with bad acne. At the moment, creams would be the best way forward. The best way to get a grip with the problem is to start making the skin more acidic. As she is 17, we can't do any procedures in clinic, however, she can start using topical products to help her immediately. The best thing to do is to get an acidic skin wash, and an acidic moisturiser, along with an SPF. The Medik8 range is one we recommend.

The specific products are; Medik8 clarifying foam cleanser, and the refining moisturiser. Plus Heliocare gel spf 50

Use the products every other night at the start, then gradually build up to once in the morning and once at night. The spf only needs to be used in the mornings

If you like, I could have a chat with you and discuiss this further?


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23rd April 2021

Answer: Dear Caroline, there is a lot that can be done for acne. However it is very difficult to.civer it over a message. We will have to look at diet, lifestyle, skincare,etc. The good news is there is definitely things that can be done to help at home and in clinic. My recommendation would be to book a consultation with a Aesthetic Doctor to discuss your daughters case in detail.


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Vanessa Brown

VL Aesthetics

23rd April 2021

Answer: Dermalux LED and AlumierMD skincare will be very beneficial.


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23rd April 2021

Answer: Good Afternoon

Thank you for your message. Can I ask when your daughter will turn 18?
For insurance purposes, we can not perform our treatments on someone under 18. We can however see her for a consultation before her 18th birthday to discuss options that will soon become available to her.


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23rd April 2021

Answer: Hi

Thank you for your equiry.

We could recommend 6 x acne enzyme peel treatments for your daughter along with 4 products for her to use on a daily and a
tablet to take on a daily basis. We would also need her to eat a healthy diet which we will advise you of. This will all depend on any medical history she may have.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
Skindeep


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Owner Tawa Dowling

TD Aesthetics

23rd April 2021

Answer: Hello Caroline,

This is a common problem with teenagers, as hormonal changes are known to lead to skin disruption with acne.

It's important to recognise how acne forms on the skin, to understand how to treat it. Changes in hormone levels result in the skin follicles creating more sebum (oil), which mixes with dead skin cells and forms a mixture which clogs the follicle. Acne bacteria feed on this mixture and proliferate, and the body's immune system responds to this by increasing inflammation as a defence mechanism. Imbalance in gut bacteria can also result in proliferation of acne bacteria on the surface of the skin. Acne breakouts are formed as a result, with pustules and redness.

Consider topical treatments such as skincare, as well as oral probiotic supplements, and treatments such as chemical peels and LED therapy. Salicylic acid and lactic acid can help to exfoliate the congestion deep within the follicle, and the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Mandelic acid can help to reduce oil production. Skin peels such as trichloroacetic acid can provide deeper exfoliation. LED therapy can reduce the proliferation of bacteria on the skin surface. Probiotics can rebalance gut and skin bacteria.

It would be advisable to book a consultation first, to determine the factors causing the acne and to devise a personalised treatment plan.

Hope you found this helpful. If you would like to book a consultation, I'm available in clinic locations in Wigmore, Rochester and Sheerness in Kent.

Kind regards,

Tawa Dowling, RN, NIP

TD Aesthetics


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Nurse Gilly Graver

Dorset Aesthetics

24th April 2021

Answer: Hi Caroline,

Thank you for your question about treatments for acne. I'm really sorry to hear that your daughter has been suffering this last year. I hope the following information helps.

Acne can be caused by many factors, including bacteria, inflammation, dietary issues, hormonal imbalances, increased sebum output, and hyperkeratinisation (skin cells shed too much and block pores). Clinic treatments can be very helpful, but they are usually only part of the solution. Dorset Aesthetics offers patients holistic treatment advice, which takes into consideration lifestyle, diet and gut health, skincare products and routine, home treatments and mental well-being to offer a multi-faceted approach to treatment planning to give the best results.

In terms of treatments, I find regular superficial peels with hydroxy-acids work well in treating and preventing acne. They offer a chemical exfoliation together with a deep clean, but are well tolerated and don't cause visible shedding, so there's no downtime. Regular exfoliation is very helpful for acne, as it helps to reduce the build up of dead skin cells that block pores and cause spots. Chemical exfoliation with hydroxy-acids is preferable over a grainy, physical exfoliation, as harsh exfoliation can cause damage to the skin allowing bacteria to penetrate through the skin's barrier.

Keeping the skin hydrated with the right moisturiser is important, because if the skin is dry then it will produce more oil, and the oil won't be able to escape through thickened, dry skin caused by harsh exfoliation and drying products.

LED Phototherapy is a good option for acne, as it can reduce the amount of acne causing bacteria on the skin, reduce inflammation and redness, and stimulate healing. We use Dermalux in the clinic and offer the Deesse Pro Express LED mask for home use. These treatments are not suitable for patients on some antibiotics or accutane as they cause the skin to be very sensitive to light.

I hope this information has been helpful for you both. There is further information on the Dorset Aesthetics' website and on our blog. If you would like to have a chat or a consultation, please do get in touch.


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Dr Anna Hemming

Thames Skin Clinic

23rd April 2021

Answer: Good Afternoon Caroline, thank you for your recent enquiry. We see many teens here at Thames Skin Clinic and have changed many of their lives. We would need to do an initial consultation to see how excessive the acne is and so Dr Anna can go through medical history and then we could tailor make a treatment plan for her. This could include skincare plan, facials, peels, medical treatments etc. If you are interested in booking, please do give us a call at the clinic and we will be more than happy to assist you both further. Many thanks, Abbi


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Aesthetic Therapist Sundas Iqbal

Outline Skincare Clinic

23rd April 2021

Answer: Hello, we would recommend your daughter book for a skin consultation in the first instance if you give the clinic a call. As your daughter is under 18 years of age we would require a consenting adult to be present during her appointments


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Senior Aesthetic Therapist Ellie Jennings

Nakedhealth

23rd April 2021

Answer: Hello, thank you for your email. We would like to invite your daughter for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced therapists. We could also book out the time for a facial afterwards if she would like to go ahead. The therapist would recommend which facial would benefit her skin in the consultation. The next availibility that we have would be Wednesday 12th May at 4pm or Thursday 13th May at 5.20pm. Would either of these work for you?


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Dr. Joanne McInerney

Cosmetic Skin Care

23rd April 2021

Answer: Hello Caroline thank you for your enquiry.
Yes we have a range of suitable skincare some of which is prescription only for acne and appropriate facial peels.

Please let me know if you would like any more information or would like to book an appointment.

Kind regards,
Dr Jo and Nurse Lucy


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Sarah Newey

Finesse Skin Clinic

23rd April 2021

Answer: Hi Caroline, I would love to be able to help you with your enquiry. Medical grade skincare with Alumier combined with skin peels would really help. Would you like me to look for a convenient time for a consultation?

Best wishes Sarah


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Dr Marilena Nikolaidou

Gold Angels Medical Aesthetics

24th April 2021

Answer: Dear Caroline,

I completely understand your concerns as parent. Unfortunately, in our clinic we do not provide treatments in patients under the age of 18.

Regards
Dr Marilena Nikolaidou


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Mrs Diane Nivern

The Diane Nivern Clinic Ltd

23rd April 2021

Answer: Adopting an effective home skincare routine will support the recovery of teenage acne.
Cosmeceutical grade skincare products to cleanse, decongest pores, reduce inflammation, reduce bacterial activity can make visible improvements.

Products containing salicylic acid, retinal aldehyde, lactic acid help with gentle exfoliation , reduce oil production minimising blackheads and "bumps" under the skin.
Look for detergent (SLS) free cleansers

Treatments that are beneficial include peels using salicylic, lactic, mandelic acids - peels exfoliate the surface, reduce bacteria and inflammation, decongest the pores and help to reduce scarring and discoloration.

Plasma Shower treatments are very gentle - the treatment kills surface bacteria, reduce inflammation and pigmentation - the treatment enables deeper penetration of therapeutic serums too.

LED Light therapy such as Dermalux and Healite using specific wavelengths of light including blue, red and near-infrared kill bacteria, reduce inflammation and support healing.
LED light therapy can be effectively combined with peels or Plasma Shower

We specialise in remedial skincare treatments - if you'd like treatment or product advice please contact us


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26th April 2021

Answer: Hi Caroline,

Yes there are varies options that can help with that. Would you like to book in for a skin consultation and we can go through all the options?

Thank you,

Dina


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Dr Nishel Patel

Skinesse

24th April 2021

Answer: Hi
She may well benefit from a medical skin care regime which is simple and cost effective to target acne . Combine this with appropriate intervals for chemical peels and results can be achieved
Initially she would benefit from a consult.


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Aimee Piper

Vie Aesthetics

25th April 2021

Answer: Dear Caroline,

Thank you for reaching out to Vie Aesthetics for advice regarding you daughter.

Firstly and most importantly I would like to advise towards booking in for a video or in clinic consultation as the best first point of process to asses your daughters skin professionally, to provide a more detailed and bespoke advice towards her current concerns to help guide towards her skin health.

However, due to your daughters age there is not a treatment we can provide or advise till she reaches the age of 18 years. But we can look at high strength home care options whilst providing a relationship of support for her with a skin specialist upon the cross assessment with one of our Doctors, which is often highly effective towards gaining the needed results.
The right everyday homecare skin care advice is vital to achieve the right results to gain Skin Health at any age. For example: products containing AHAs, BHAs, Retinols or chemicals SPFs which can be brought online without correctly trained guidance can likely cause further issues and not build the skin back in a healthy way, even if acne has seemed to been helped.

I hope this has helped a little and please do let me know should you like me to book in a video consultation or in clinic consultation for your daughter with yourself of course present at the consultation.

Best Wishes,

Kind Regards,

Aimee Piper
Skin Specialist and Clinic Manager
Vie Aesthetics Rayleigh


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Mrs Harley Spencer

Harley Skin and Laser Clinic

24th April 2021

Answer: Hi Caroline, yes facials or peels may help along side using quality home care products. It’s hard to advice without seeing your daughters skin but she would be more than welcome to come for a consultation where we can discuss her options further.


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24th April 2021

Answer: Hello Caroline, thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately we do not treat anyone under the age of 18. When your daughter turns 18 please feel free to book a consultation in our clinic and we can advise you on the best treatment for acne going forward. Thank you.


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DR Henriette Williams

SKIN2

30th April 2021

Answer: Dear Caroline
Thank you for contacting SKIN2. We would very much like to help your daughter. I would advise a consultation to have a look at how her skin is affected and plan a strategy to achieve the best possible result for her skin.
Please contact the clinic to book.
Alternatively we can arrange a virtual consultation.
Many thanks for contacting us and hope to hear from you soon
Henriette Williams


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