Conditions with solutionsfrom the team at Charmelle London
Nose To Mouth Lines
Deepening over time, nose to mouth lines appear as the facial skin and supportive structures of the cheeks become weak due to ageing. Repeated smiling also makes these lines more pronounced.
Forehead & Frown Lines
Everybody naturally gets the occasional forehead line or frown line, but if you are willing to try and do away with yours, then it can be helpful to understand where they come from and what you can do about them to get rid of them.
Neck lines can appear commonly as part of the natural ageing process and are usually defined by wrinkles and sagging skin due to a loss of elasticity. As you age, your natural skin cell turnover decreases and the collagen that you naturally produce depletes.
Acne scarring at Charmelle London Our dermatology and acne experts can recommend a range of effective professional skin treatments designed to diminish the appearance of acne scars. From skin peels and laser resurfacing to the latest in fluorescent light treatment technology. There are a number of effective professional skin treatments designed to diminish the appearance of acne scars.
Excess hair refers to unwanted body and facial hair. We all have hair on almost every part of our bodies, but some people have more than others. This can be embarrassing, distressing and difficult to manage, for both men and women.
Blackheads, also known as “open” comedones, are follicles filled with excess oil, debris and dead skin cells which oxidise, giving them a black or dark appearance. Although anyone can suffer from blackheads, they appear most commonly on an oily skin type and can be present at the early stages of mild to moderate acne. Most people will experience blackheads at some point in their lives this can be due to many different factors including excess oil production or an insufficient use of a skincare regime.
The term “jowls” describes sagging, loose skin below the jawline, which most people develop with age. Aside from ageing, a number of other factors can also contribute to having jowls. Both sun-damage and smoking can accelerate the ageing process, resulting in a loss of the skin’s elasticity and collagen.
‘Crow’s feet’ is the common name given to wrinkles which appear at the side of the eyes, stretching out towards the temples. The term ‘crow’s feet’ developed because of how the lines splay out; in a similar shape to a crow’s claw or foot.
Age Spots & Pigmentation
Sun damage, ageing, pregnancy and acne are just some of the things that can predispose to discolouration of the skin. Darker skin typess are more prone to pigmentation after trauma such as acne and need to be treated with expert care.
Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown backwards into your skin, rather than growing upwards from it. As a small pink or tan bump is formed, this causes your skin to inflame and feel irritated. A small part of the underlying hair can usually be seen under the bump.
Although laughter is the best medicine, the lines it causes around your eyes and mouth can add years to your appearance.
‘Dull skin’ or ‘lacklustre skin’ usually refers to tired-looking, dry skin which has lost its natural glow. Pigmentation and wrinkles caused by sun damage can have this effect, causing the skin to lose its elasticity and fullness. Dehydrated skin can also look dull, as can dark circles, thread veins and age spots.
Your body contains a pigment called melanin, which determines the colour of your skin, hair and eyes. People with darker skin types tend to have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin – but imbalances and disorders of the skin can lead to inconsistent colouration, patterning and ‘blotches’.
The term ‘spots’ can refer to a number of different skin conditions, including blemishes and pimples, acne, milia, age spots, freckles, red spots and rashes.
Oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads, red spots, yellow pus-filled pimples, and scars are all characteristic of acne on the back. People who are prone to acne have oil-producing glands that are particularly sensitive to some hormones.
While some people may have naturally thin lips, they can also be a sign of ageing, sun exposure or a result from smoking. As you get older the collagen in your lips breaks down and the muscles tire, leaving your lips looking and feeling thinner. This can also lead to wrinkles around the lips.
With the possible exception of smoking, sun exposure is the biggest factor in how good the skin on your face looks and how it ages.
Acne is a very common condition affecting both men and women and not just in their teenage years. Acne can be a complicated and difficult condition to treat – it requires expert analysis and often a course of treatment, tackling the condition with different treatments. Clinically active skin care is an essential part of treatment, all of which is available at Charmelle London.
Unwanted Fat Or Cellulite
There can be many causes for the accumulation of fat in certain body areas but by far and away, the most common is consuming more calories in our diets than we need (or burn off). However, even with good diet and exercise, there comes a time in life when certain pockets of fat are stubborn and very difficult to get rid of.
Milia (the plural of ‘milium’) are small white or yellowish raised cysts, bumps or spots on the skin. They are normally found around the eye area and cheeks, but can appear anywhere on the face or body. It is very common to have several milia appear in clusters and they are very common in newborn babies where they are often referred to as ‘milk spots’.
Although many signs of ageing are apparent on the face, it is the eyelids and surrounding areas which commonly show the first signs of ageing.
Rosacea & Redness
If you are experiencing redness, but also other symptoms, such as spots, visible blood vessels and dry and thickened skin, you could be suffering from a skin condition called Rosacea.