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London skin expert soothes your skin this summer

A woman touches her smooth skin - London skin expert, Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex, soothes your skin this summer

London skin expert, Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex, soothes your skin this summer

Skin rashes, itchy skin and general lumps and bumps seem all the more noticeable and irritating during the summer when our skin is bared to the world.

The team at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Rayleigh, Essex and central London is led by Sue Ibrahim, a consultant nurse with more than 30 years’ dermatology experience. Sue knows skin, simple as that. She understands how certain health and skin problems can make you feel unhappy and self-conscious and what can be done to help alleviate your symptoms.

From acne, acne scarring, rosacea, melasma and psoriasis, to mole and cyst removal and treatments for dealing with excessive sweating, Sue uses the latest technology and up-to-date approaches to ensure the best results.

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Mole checking is vital says London skin expert

Woman has her moles checked by a professional - Mole checking is essential says Sue Ibrahim the nurse consultant in dermatology from Elan Medical Clinics in central London and Essex

Mole checking is essential says Sue Ibrahim the nurse consultant in dermatology from Elan Medical Clinics in central London and Essex

Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless, but not always. If you have a certain type or large number of moles (more than 100), you are at greater risk of developing skin cancer.

The ABCDE method for checking moles is very useful but if in doubt, getting them professionally assessed is vital, says Sue Ibrahim. Sue, the nurse consultant in dermatology at Elan Medical Skin Clinics, has more than 30 years’ experience of assessing and removing moles using the latest advanced radio-wave technology. Click here to read reviews from her clients.

Asymmetry

If you draw a line through the middle of a mole, the two sides will match, meaning it is symmetrical. Anything asymmetrical is a warning sign for melanoma.

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Dramatic results with wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers at Elan Medical Skin Clinic

Masters of dermal fillers have an exceptional knowledge of the skin. Sue Ibrahim is an award-winning nurse consultant in dermatology with more than 30 years’ experience in this area and more than 20 years’ experience of skin fillers and wrinkle injections.

With her guidance and knowledge you can expect transformational results. But don’t just take our word for it – take a look at these impressive before and after photos!

 

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Dermal fillers – be careful who you trust!

Exaggerated botched facial aesthetics. Dermal fillers - trust skin expert Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex

Dermal fillers – trust skin expert Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex

You wouldn’t let a builder near your teeth or a plumber perform laser eye surgery, so why would anyone let someone unqualified and inexperienced near their face with a needle for dermal fillers?

In the UK anyone can perform dermal fillers. Yes, anyone. It makes you shudder doesn’t it? The skin expert at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Rayleigh and central London knows only too well the after effects of letting unqualified beauticians carry out delicate dermal fillers. Sue Ibrahim is often called on to carry out filler reversal treatments and Botox re-treatments due to botched attempts.

Price should never be the determining factor for dermal fillers – experience and qualifications should. This is your face we are talking about: the thing that everyone looks at when they see you in person.

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The Unsafe, Unregulated Cosmetic Industry

Having worked within the field of cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic injectable treatments for almost twenty years, our medical director, Sue Ibrahim is seeing a sharp increase in the number of botched cosmetic procedures that are being carried out by beauticians, who claim to be ‘qualified’ in Botox and skin fillers.

Let us not forget that Botox is a prescription only medication that can only be prescribed by doctors and nurses with an additional prescribing qualification. This begs the question as to how these beauticians are getting hold of Botox in the first place?

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we only prescribe medications following a full consultation, including a clinical assessment, diagnoses and discussion of treatment options available, including no treatment at all. We assess the psychological as well as the physical needs of the people in our care. In short, we believe that these treatments are medical procedures not just a beauty treatment.

With a Dermatology Nurse Consultant you know your face is in a safe pair of hands.

With a Dermatology Nurse Consultant you know your face is in a safe pair of hands.

In the UK, all doctors must be registered with The General Medical Council and all nurses must be registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council. As healthcare professionals we are fully accountable to these bodies, which means that if we act inappropriately we risk being ‘struck off’, no longer able to practice. All registered doctors and nurses must, by Law, hold indemnity insurance for the procedure they carry out. They must also provide evidence to their regulatory bodies that they receive on-going professional development.

Beauticians have no regulatory body, they are accountable to no one. They often work un-insured in non-clinical environments. Beauticians do not have the medical background to carry out medical consultations and clinical assessments prior to treatment. In many cases, treatments are undertaken without any discussion of the complications than can occur following treatment and what is worse is that, very often, the beautician is not even aware of the harm that can be caused if products are injected incorrectly.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we have an extremely low complication rates but we are constantly updating our medical skills so that if a complication does occur, we recognise it instantly and can prescribe and administer effective remedies instantly. Beauticians can be taught to recognise complications when they occur but they are unable to prescribe and treat these complications. This inevitably causes a delay in remedial treatment, leaving the client, YOU, at risk of further damage.

Elan Medical Skin Clinic is registered with The Care Quality Commission and Sue Ibrahim is also registered with The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and a regular contributor to The Safetyinbeauty Campaign.

You only have one face, one body, so please think very carefully when choosing where and who to go to for your next cosmetic treatment. And remember, good treatments are never cheap and cheap treatments are never good.

 

 

London skin expert puts the spotlight on keloid and hypertrophic scars

A lovely young woman smiling. Do you have scars that bother you? Speak to Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Rayleigh, Essex

Do you have scars that bother you? Speak to Sue Ibrahim at Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Rayleigh, Essex

Scarring of the skin can cause considerable upset and embarrassment. At Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Rayleigh, Essex, our nurse consultant in dermatology, Sue Ibrahim, has more than 30 years’ experience in dealing with skin conditions. If you have a scar that causes you to feel unhappy and embarrassed about your appearance, please contact us today.

When a wound heals, it leaves a scar. A keloid is a special type of scar that grows too much and can even become larger than the original wound. Most people never get keloids and others get them after the most minor of injuries. Keloids look like exaggerated scars: they are raised above the skin around them and they are sometimes domed in shape.

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Essex skin expert says YES, our laser hair removal really is painless!

Painless laser hair removal from Elan Medical Skin Clinic in Rayleigh, Essex

Painless laser hair removal from Elan Medical Skin Clinic in Rayleigh, Essex

We know it sounds too good to be true, but the Soprano ICE really is the complete solution for painless laser hair removal. Elan Medical Skin Clinics’ medical director, Sue Ibrahim, a nurse consultant in dermatology, has many years’ experience in laser hair removal for her clients from across central London and Essex, so you can rest assured that you are in very safe hands.

The Soprano ICE can treat every part of the body, including the most intimate areas, painlessly, quickly and effectively. Underarms can be treated in less than 15 minutes and a full Hollywood takes less than an hour.

The Soprano ICE is the preferred laser of advanced clinics and leading physicians around the world – and we are delighted to offer this remarkable, award-winning hair removal system at our Elan Medical Skin Clinic in Rayleigh, Essex. With a proven safety record, this system allows us to treat a wide range of skin and hair types, including tanned skin all year round.

We are dedicated to offering our clients the safest, most effective cosmetic treatments on the market today and invest in the very best equipment to ensure excellent results every time. Contact us today about laser hair removal.

Special offer!

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 (split between you and your friend) that can be spent on Elan treatments or DermaActive products of your choice.

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 uncovers the effects of winter on our skin

Smiling lady in a winter hat - Don't let winter get the better of your skin! Help is at hand from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex

Don’t let winter get the better of your skin! Help is at hand from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, you may have noticed the effects of winter starting to take their toll on your skin. Winter can also be a particularly troublesome time for people who suffer with rosacea.

London nurse consultant in dermatology, Sue Ibrahim, from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Whitecross Street and Rayleigh, Essex has worked with skin issues for more than 30 years and here she shares her wisdom.

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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?

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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…