SAY GOODBYE TO ‘SKINXIETY’ WITH MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE
THE EXPERT ADVICE YOU NEED FROM THE FOUNDER OF LONDON AESTHETIC MEDICINE
Written by Dr Uliana Gout in Beauty on the 23rd April 2021 / Say Goodbye to ‘Skinxiety’ with Medical Grade Skincare
Following the effects of lockdown restrictions and the recent ‘Maskne’ and ‘Zoom-Face’ phenomenons, you may have experienced ‘skinxiety’ over recent months – a term recently identified at the LAM Clinic due to a significant rise in patients (both male and female) seeking help with wide-ranging concerns such as dullness, enlarged pores, congestion, blemishes, pigmentation, redness and more, all of which can cause a sense of anxiety around skin quality and skin health.
London Aesthetic Medicine have developed an extensive treatment menu involving medical grade skincare designed to demolish your ‘skinxiety’. Their goal is to help patients, and the wider public, understand the importance of good skin health, and help everyone navigate the often-overwhelming mass of information available on and offline. We're bombarded with 'breakthrough' ingredients and 'miracle cures' every day and sometimes it's hard to know what to believe. We want to avoid common misconceptions around grooming and skincare and make sure you know the truth about skin, our largest organ, and one that is often overlooked. So where do we begin? How do you start down that road to skin health? Here are my 5 top tips:
1. SEE A SPECIALIST
Okay, as a skin specialist I would say that, but I really believe that, in these challenging times, we all need expert guidance. What we've been through is unprecedented, so I highly recommend visiting a fully qualified Aesthetic Medicine specialist to get a complete skin diagnosis. Once you have been diagnosed you can begin to plan and identify a regime that will suit you and your skin, short and long term. With the right medical guidance, we can all look our best, regardless of age, gender, skin type or genetic ancestry.
2. HYPER-PERSONALISED CONSULTATION
At London Aesthetic Medicine we invite patients to a ‘hyper-personalised’ consultation – in some cases conducted via Zoom, although face-to-face at the clinic is our preference – which involves a unique and extensive one-to-one assessment as we take time to get to know you, your lifestyle, your family skin history – we can learn a lot from family photographs – and take a really deep dive into your skin. Only through proper diagnosis can we devise a skincare strategy that will work.
3. MEDICAL. GRADE. SKINCARE.
These three very important words are worth remembering. Medical grade skincare is so important in helping you achieve your goals of a flawless complexion and youthful, nourished appearance. Why? Because only clinically trialled, medical grade ingredients will change the way your skin functions. What I call 'pampering' cosmetic skincare won't do that. It might feel great but for real efficacy we need to change your skin, not just make it feel nice. At the LAM Clinic we base our entire skin wellness approach on evidence-based science and offer an extensive menu of treatments and non-surgical procedures tailored specifically to men. Whether it’s the Spot & Blemish package including a combination of customised alpha and beta hydroxy molecules to purify, exfoliate and clear blemished/congested skin, or the best-selling Pigment Balancing Facial to rejuvenate, boost collagen, tighten and even out skin tone, we can recommend a package of treatments that will help you on your journey to looking and feeling great.
We often send our patients home with medical grade skincare to ensure continuity in their skincare routine, because maintenance is key. This completely depends on the selected treatment and the individual; however, typically this involves a 5-step daily regime consisting of key products and ingredients from retinol to vitamin C, exfoliants, clay masks and much more goodness.
Finally, don’t expect immediate results. With the best medical grade skincare, you will see a difference very quickly, and our facials will definitely leave you floating on air, but healthy skin requires dedication and persistence. I often explain to patients that skin is a lazy organ. Sometimes it takes a while to remind it what it should be doing, but medical grade skincare following specialist diagnosis will help you get there.