'DermaActives London' Category Archives

London skin expert can help reduce the appearance of acne scars

Beautif woman touches her smooth facial skin. If you have acne scars, speak to Sue Ibrahim, nurse consultant in dermatology at Elan Medical Skin Clinic to find out how she can help.

If you have acne scars, speak to Sue Ibrahim, nurse consultant in dermatology at Elan Medical Skin Clinic to find out how she can help.

As if having acne wasn’t bad enough, the scarring left behind can cause as much upset as the acne itself. The medical micro-needling and fractional skin resurfacing treatments at Elan Medical Skin Clinic will significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, allowing you to feel more confident and happy with your complexion.

Acne can lead to scarring when the most severe types of spots – nodules and cysts – burst and damage the overlying skin. Scarring can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots, so it is important to avoid doing this.

Treatments for acne scars

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Elan Medical – Is Botox safe in London?

Want to look your very best by channelling a younger version of yourself at upcoming Christmas and New Year parties? Botox is very effective. It relaxes your facial muscles to stop them from contracting and removes the lines and wrinkles which contribute to you looking older. This is a treatment, which effectively turns back the clock to make you look more youthful. Read More…

Friendship is more than skin deep

Two friends enjoy the £50 voucher offer at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Essex and central London

Two friends enjoy the £50 voucher offer at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Essex and central London

If you and a friend spend up to £350 on Elan treatments, DermaActive products or a combination of both by March 31st 2017 then you’ll receive a £50 voucher that can be spent on Elan treatments or DermaActive products of your choice. T&Cs apply.

Terms & Conditions

There is no cash alternative

Vouchers must be redeemed by the valid-to date

Voucher is not transferable

Voucher value to be shared between both parties

London skin expert helps women fight the effects of the menopause

The menopause can leave women feeling feel constantly tired, tearful, forgetful, full of aches and pains and hot and bothered. The menopause can cause disrupted sleep, night sweats, reduced libido, thinning hair, frown lines and wrinkles. And if all that wasn’t quite enough, we can also suffer dull, lifeless skin!

DermaRepair Night Cream from Elan Medical Skin Clinic's DermaActives range

DermaRepair Night Cream from Elan Medical Skin Clinic’s DermaActives range

But there is help at hand!

London skin expert Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex has more than 30 years’ experience of treating women with skin related issues, especially those going through the menopause.

Sue has helped a wide range of women who are either pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal or post-menopausal. Hormonal changes during the menopause can trigger anxiety, depression, fears of growing old and fears of looking older.

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London skin expert offers £20 voucher!

A graphic of Elan Medical Skin Clinics' skin and wrinkle assessment

Fill in Elan Medical Skin Clinics’ skin and wrinkle assessment and enjoy a £20 voucher for DermaActives skin care range

Take Elan Medical Skin Clinic’s brand new ‘Skin and Wrinkle Assessment’ and you’ll receive a £20 voucher towards Elan’s DermaActives skin care range. What’s not to love?!

The skin and wrinkle questionnaire helps you discover your skin’s true potential and asks a series of questions to find the right treatment for your skin.

By telling the London skin experts at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Rayleigh, Essex what type of skin you have, its condition and the areas of your face (if any) that you are unhappy with, we will provide instant results that include:

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Elan Medical – can you cure melasma?


Six weeks on the Elan DermaActive Treatment Programme

Melasma is caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin and symptoms are dark patches of skin, usually on your face and neck. Any skin tone and colour can be affected by melasma and unfortunately there is no cure. However, what is possible, is a treatment that will greatly reduce the effects and lighten the dark pigment.  Read More…

Not all mineral foundations are created equal

Not all mineral make-up can claim to be completely free from fragrances, preservatives and oil, but Elan Pressed Mineral Foundation is.


Elan’s Pressed Mineral Foundation and BB Cream

Elan’s 4-in-1 light reflective mineral foundation minimises the appearance of fine lines without adding shine while providing weightless supreme coverage and provides a chemical free natural sun protection.

Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties are ideal for problematic skin such as acne, rosacea and eczema. Effortless and easy to use, Elan’s pressed mineral foundations are a four-in-one product: concealer, foundation, powder and they provide a sun protection factor of  SPF 26.

Our minerals consist of natural pigments including titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and iron oxides, freeze dried vitamins A, E and D.

This mineral foundation contains no talc, dyes or alcohol and is not tested on animals and comes in 12 different shades.  ‘Barely There’ is a particular favourite with younger clients who just want to hide a few blemishes. ‘Cool Beige” is ideal for clients with rosacea or dermatitis, as it tones down skin that is high in colour. ‘Seashell’ adds a sun kissed look to skin that looks dull. ‘Sand Dune’ suits asian skins perfectly by adding warmth to the skin tone.

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Is your skin feeling dry and itchy?

Have you noticed over the past week or so that your skin seems drier? You’re not the only one.

Our London and Essex skin expert, Sue Ibrahim talks about this common problem.

The changing weather is likely to be the cause of your drier skin. But why does winter make our skin drier? Well, there’s something in the air. Outside, it’s getting colder, drier and windier while inside, central heating parches the atmosphere, meaning moisture evaporates faster from the skin surface. This significantly lowers the water content of the upper layers of the skin.

But certain internal and environmental conditions can reduce the lipid content between cells, so that water evaporates more easily from the skin surface. A genetic tendency to dry skin, hormonal influences, metabolic diseases (an underactive thyroid gland, say, or diabetes), impaired kidney function and, of course, age all compromise skin lipids. Medication such as Vitamin A acid tablets and drugs that lower cholesterol as well as certain blood pressure lowering drugs won’t help. Neither does an unbalanced diet, excessive weight loss or sadly, increasing age.

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I have sensitive skin, what products are right for me?

“If you suffer from sensitive skin the first thing you need to do is seek medical advice to get your “sensitive” skin properly diagnosed”, says our London and Essex skin expert, Sue Ibrahim.

Just choosing products that contain ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ ingredients can sometimes make sensitive skin conditions worse. The over use of facial cleansing wipes can also trigger dermatitis as these wipes can contain cleansing agents, fragrances and preservatives that aggravate the skin.

There may be a medical reason why you have ‘sensitive’ skin; you may have a condition called Rosacea or you may have atopic eczema or contact dermatitis. Both of these skin conditions require different approaches. For example, oil rich moisturisers can help soothe eczema but they may aggravate rosacea. You may even need to use prescription only creams for a while.

Having a ‘sensitive’ skin may also be an indication of a more serious medical condition, such as Lupus.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic in London and Essex, you will receive a thorough dermatology consultation so that we can establish the cause of your sensitive skin. We will offer you advice based on clinical evidence rather than celebrity endorsement. We stock a wide range of DermaActive Skin Care that helps to treat a wide range of skin concerns. Elan Medical DermaActives can also be purchased via our website.