Her treatments are every bit as robust as the hi-tech alternatives, and get jaw-dropping results. She starts by grading my skin according to the Fitzpatrick scale (a numerical classification for skin colour, it gauges sensitivity to UV light) and gathers a history of my scarring (when and why the scars occurred in the first place). She also assesses lifestyle, personality and menstrual cycle. ‘As we age, our oestrogen levels drop and our skin becomes thinner and more vascular,’ she explains as she tucks me into layers of goose down and towelling.
Charlotte Edwardes, journalist
I have always had relatively good skin with a few spots here and there, however after I turned 20 I started to get acne that I could not control. I tried various face masks, spot treatments, creams and diet changes however I still could not control my acne. Each day I read up on ways … Continuedcontinue reading »
Acne Control: Justine’s Story…
Case study: Acne Treatment I first met 19-year-old Justine at my clinic in November 2015. She arrived wearing a lot of make-up and styled her beautiful long hair over her face, to hide her acne. It was important to Justine that I wasn’t a doctor, having asked me both on our initial phone conversation and … Continuedcontinue reading »
Skin is something that we all have in common. Sometimes it looks good, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it behaves and sometimes it lets us down. But what makes it better is when we can talk about it. When I was growing up I spent a lot of time worrying about my spots. Everyone had a … Continuedcontinue reading »