'rosacea' Category Archives

London skin expert offers useful guidance on the acne drug Roaccutane

Sue Ibrahim, Elan Medical Skin Clinic’s nurse consultant in dermatology, is keen to outline the facts about the acne drug Roaccutane – and to dispel some of the myths.

Woman talks to skin experts at central London's Elan Medical Skin Clinic about Roaccutane

Woman talks to skin experts at central London’s Elan Medical Skin Clinic about Roaccutane

Roaccutane is a brand name for the oral drug Isotretinoin, which is closely related to vitamin A. Oral Isotretinoin works in a variety of ways, targeting several of the factors that cause acne and other skin conditions including the production of sebum (an oily substance produced by the skin) and the production of keratin (outer scales of skin) that block the pores of the hair follicle and cause acne.

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Sugar isn’t just bad for your waistline warns London skin expert

As if it wasn’t looking bad enough for sugar, our London skin expert Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinics is warning clients about the effects it can have on our skin.

From acne to ageing, wrinkles to blemishes, sugar has a lot to answer for. Sugar and high GI (glycemic index) foods lead to a spike in insulin levels and this causes inflammation throughout our bodies. Sugar also binds to collagen making the skin stiff. The technical term for this is a process called glycation. It’s simple really: less sugar equals better skin – and the results can very often be seen in just a week.

Insulin spikes are linked to acne breakouts and can cause the skin to appear red and inflamed. This is because inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

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London skin expert explains new approaches to rosacea treatment

Sue Ibrahim, skin expert at Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London and Essex

Sue Ibrahim, skin expert at Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London and Essex

Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London says new approaches to the treatment of rosacea will come as welcome news to sufferers.

Sue has more than 30 years’ experience in treating skin conditions and is a nurse consultant in dermatology. She said that maintaining the correct acid balance in the skin was vital in creating a hostile environment for the demodex mite. Demodex is a microscopic mite that is a normal inhabitant of our facial skin and is found in greater numbers on the faces of people with rosacea.

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