03/27/2013 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK // Imogen Holmes or Natasha Bradley
Spring is on its way, but the harsh winter weather is certainly not leaving us any time soon. With temperatures still below freezing, and ice-cold winds battering much of the UK, it is no wonder that many of us are feeling the negative effects of dry, irritable skin. A decrease in Vitamin D due to a lack of exposure to the sun can intensify the sensitivity of our skin and increase the likelihood of redness and skin breakouts.
Harsh weather conditions are the most challenging for those that are sensitive to acne-prone skin. The Harley Medical Group are experts in treating many types of skin conditions, offering a number of clinically proven non-surgical treatments to help combat problems of acne.
Aesthera PPx/Isolaz is the only laser treatment which has been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) for treatment of acne. Safe and highly effective, PPX/Isolaz procedure is a deep pore cleansing acne treatment which leaves skin feeling clearer and more radiant. PPX/Isolaz is not only effective in combating problems of acne, but it also treats other skin conditions including blotchy and uneven skin, pigmentation, rosacea, brown spots, freckles, sun damaged skin and thread veins. Patients who have used PPX/Isolaz have reported significant visible improvements within just 24-48 hours of treatment and with very little side-effects.
Bernadette Harte, Senior Nurse Counsellor at The Harley Medical Group, says; “While the weather is still harsh and cold, it is really important that we continue to keep our skin hydrated. The beauty of The Harley Medical Group’s PPx/Isolaz laser is that it is able to treat a number of different skin conditions aggravated by the harsh weather. During the treatment, patients shouldn’t feel anything but a gentle, warm sensation, similar to that of a massage. A light energy is then applied to the area being treated, which is very simple yet extremely effective.”
Another popular treatment for acne at The Harley Medical Group is the Obagi Blue Skin Peel. This is the only medical system that can provide total skin renewal based upon the gradual elimination of damaged skin. All ingredients within the peel have been approved by the FDA and most patients will see great results from the first treatment and do not require the subsequent Blue Peel. Obagi is suitable for all skin types and can be used to treat the face, dècolletage and the back.
Genuine Dermaroller Therapy is another effective acne treatment available at the Harley Medical Group. With advanced micro-medical skin-needling, Dermaroller is a natural skin regeneration and Scar Repair Therapy procedure that helps to create smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. It can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, aged and sun damaged skin.
Finally, the Groups’ newly launched skincare range contains certain products which help tackle the effects of acne. The Ultra Anti-Bac Cream has been specially formulated to help reduce skin breakouts and the appearance of pimples. Perfect for oily skin types, the cream, with its strong anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, will result in an improved complexion and skin tone.
Maggie Halpern, a patient from The Harley Medical Group who recently received PPx/Isolaz Treatment, says; “From a very young age I have always had acne, mainly on my face, but also on parts of my chest and my back. During the winter the weather aggravated my skin so much that my face would always flare up in spots making me feel extremely self-conscious. At school I often had classmates commenting on how red and sore my skin looked which meant I would never leave the house without a full face of make-up. I eventually decided that I would go to The Harley Medical Group to have PPX/Isolaz Treatment and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. My skin has never looked and felt so great, and I now feel I am able to leave the house without having to cover up.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
The Harley Medical Group is the UK and Ireland’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery group. It has been established since 1983 and is one of the most highly regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 500,000 patients to date.
The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non-surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.
In 2004, The Harley Medical Group’s Chairman Mel Braham, at the request of the Department of Health became a member of the department’s Steering Committee, set up to oversee the introduction of new regulations covering the entire Cosmetic Surgery sector. All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission. There are now clinics nationwide in the UK: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone, Reading, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bromley, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Leicester and Guildford.
The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non-surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Board.