Introduction To Skincare
At PHI Clinic, we see hundreds of patients with a wide range of indications. It is important to assess each patient individually to provide you with a skincare treatment plan that works for you. Whether the aim is to improve a symptom or problem, or to simply maintain and protect an even complexion, PHI is passionate about providing a solution and an effective regime tailored to you.
Below we hope to provide you with information to consider prior to making your appointment. We house the largest selection of skin treatment options in the UK, and have some of the most skilled doctors and dermatologists that lecture on the subject nationally and internationally.Book consultation
Before and after Skincare treatment
Factors to consider
know your skin
Normal skin: Ideally, one should have a balance between oil and hydration levels, so that generally the skin is neither greasy nor dry. Normal skin types will find most products will complement their skin.
Oily skin: When the skin has excess oils and congested pores, it can give quite a greasy effect. For this skin type, products with little to no oil are best.
Dry Skin: Conditions associated with dry skin are flakiness, scaly-type skin and itching. It is often an inherited skin condition. We would primarily recommend products that would counter moisture loss to revitalise and rejuvenate the appearance of dull, tired skin.
Combination skin: Combination skin is very common and means that one has both oily and dry skin simultaneously. In terms of finding products that will help solve skin issues for this skin type, the treatment really is tailored to the individual, depending on where patients fit within this range.
Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin is skin that can be prone to itching and irritation when using cosmetics and toiletries.
Skin affectations: Ageing of the skin can be caused by a degenerative process or environmental factors. As we age, our skin becomes less radiant and firm, and wrinkles can appear. The skin’s laxity and pigmentation can also be affected, contributing to an aged look. Due to UV exposure, hormonal fluctuation and trauma to, the skin can show hyperpigmentation, looking uneven and brown spots may appear when it has excess melanin. The skin can become dehydrated when there is a lack of water. This can cause the skin to itch, pull, flake and it can also lead to dull-looking skin. The skin can no longer act as a barrier when it is dehydrated, so hydration is key to healthy-looking skin. Sensitivity can occur after certain procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing and peels, as well as in perimenopausal or mature skin. It can be associated with dehydrated, traumatised, ageing or delicate areas of the skin. Excess sebum production and inefficient desquamation (skin shedding) can cause imperfections in the skin. The cause of imperfections is not really known, but hormones and stress are usually significant contributing factors.”
Generally speaking, there are five different skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive. It is crucial to understand what skin type you have in order to maintain it to the best of your ability, and to avoid undesirable skin conditions.
Conditions treated with Skincare
An inflammatory disease caused when the sebaceous gland (found in the hair follicle) produces too much oil, or ‘sebum’. Bacteria builds up and this can result in a break out, often triggered by hormonal changes, meaning those going through puberty or pregnancy are more prone to spots than others.
It is the most common skin disease in the world, with 95% of people suffering with the e...Read on Book consultation
Wrinkles around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet or ‘smile lines’, are one of the first signs of ageing, often being the first wrinkles<...Read on Book consultation
Periorbital puffiness, also known as puffy eyes, or swollen eyes are a common condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. Eye bags are sagging or Read on Book consultation
Frown lines, also called glabella lines, are the furrows between the eyebrows, generally shaped like the number 11. These lines can cause self-consciousness and lack of self-confidence in both men and women.
These expression lines can be caused by a variety of ...Read on Book consultation
Brown or greyish spots and patches in appearance, Melasma (or Chloasma) is a skin concern primarily found in adult women between the ages of 20 and 40. It can affect men as well, and is usually more pronounced in the summer months. It is not contagious or a disease, but it can be unpleasant and upsetting type of Read on Book consultation
There are special cells (melanocytes) in the skin that make melanin, a pigment that affects the colour of skin.
When these special cells are damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected; some disorders affect the entire body, whereas others just affect patches of skin. High levels of melanin cause darker skin, low levels cause lighter skin, and total or partial lack of melanin re...Read on Book consultation
Redness is a very common indication that is experienced by many people at some time in their life, potentially causing psychological and self-confidence issues. Fortunately this can be treated with a Pulsed Dye Laser here at PHI Clinic, Harley Street, London.... Read on Book consultation
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, inflammation, and visible blood vessels on the face. It can also cause small bumps and pustules that look like acne. The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to a combinati...Read on Book consultation
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