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    Acne and Scarring Treatment

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    Our dedicated team of doctors have decades of experience in treating stubborn acne with many patients,

    Acne can be an uncomfortable and stressful skin disease. Acne is one of the most common skin problems faced by teenagers and young adults. Acne arises as sebaceous glands present in hair follicle start to secrete oil or grease which in turn produces sebum, a solid white substance. When skin cells in the follicle shed, they mix with the sebum and block the follicle. As more and more sebum gathers, it swells out on the skin and creates an ideal environment for the propionibacterium acnes bacteria. Common sites for Acne are face, chest and back. The bacteria builds up along with other debris from the skin surface blocking the follicle causing inflammation giving rise to blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and pimples. Acne has several stages, each distinguished by the type of spots that you are suffering with. This may include common spots such as whiteheads and blackheads, or more severe spots such as cysts and nodules.

    Many acne patients suffer from low self-confidence, low self-esteem especially for those who have acne on their face.

    Stages of acne


    What can trigger acne flare-ups?
    There are a number of factors that can make acne flare up or lead to “breakouts”, although triggers can vary from person to person. Avoiding the things that you notice may make your acne worse is a good way to help control your acne. For example,

    CosmeticsMake-up and hair care products can clog pores. When shopping, look for the following acne-friendly terms on product labels: “oil-free”, “non-comedogenic”, or “non-acnegenic”.

    Physical pressure
    Pressure due to a chin strap, phone receiver, sports helmet, headband, guitar strap, bra strap and other tight clothing can lead to localized acne that develops at the point of skin contact.

    Sweating can worsen acne in some people. Most likely, it is because sweating helps to clog pores, especially if trapped under clothing.

    Washing your face twice a day with a mild cleanser is recommended for acne-prone skin. Cleaning it more often, scrubbing/exfoliating, or using strong cleansers or astringent products (i.e. toners with alcohol) can actually strip the skin and irritate it, which can lead to more acne.

    Certain medications can cause acne to flare up, such as oral corticosteroids, some contraceptive pills (progestin only), and anti-convulsives, to name a few.

    Menstrual cycle
    Many girls and women may notice that their acne flares up as they are nearing their monthly period.

    Picking or squeezing
    Touching acne lesions can make them worse and raise the risk of permanent scarring. Squeezing or popping pimples can cause an eruption of sebum and bacteria into surrounding skin tissues leading to more swelling and redness and possibly infection.

    Actually, no study has yet proven that any specific foods or dietary habits can cause or worsen acne. However, if you find that a certain kind of food seems to aggravate your acne, try removing it from your diet. Removing entire food groups from your diet, though, is not healthy so is not recommended.

    Acne & Acne Scarring Treatment

    At our centre we provide clinically proven treatments to provide you with an individual plan for clear skin. Upon your consultation, your doctor will advise you of the best option for your particular acne type and individual means.

    Skin Peels:-

    Salicylic peel is especially formulated to treat acne, with active ingredients to reduce the oil production and inflammation associated with acne. The peel exfoliates the skin, encouraging the removal of dead cells, dirt and sebum from the pores.

    TheraClear™ Acne System   

    The TheraClear™ Acne System is a state of the art acne treatment device which addresses multiple causes of acne in a single treatment and only continuously cooled device FDA cleared for the treatment of multiple acne indications on all skin types.

    Specific Indications include:
    Mild to inflammatory acne (acne vulgaris)
    Pustular acne
    Comedonal acne

    Combines light and vacuum for fast and visible reduction in acne and associated redness
    Mechanically evacuates sebum and acne causing bacteria for immediate outcomes
    Effective on non-responders to other acne treatments
    Requires no pre-treatment gels or anesthetics
    Treatments are fast with little to no pain.

    Without oral medication, topical treatments or harsh chemicals, The TheraClear™ Acne System removes the cause of all types of acne during a few comfortable visits.

    Acne scarring is common and can have an impact on the wellbeing and confidence of its sufferers. At our centre we offer a comprehensive approach to treat acne scars based on each individual’s type of scars. we are able to offer a range of treatments to improve  your skin of acne scars and any discolouration cause.

    Medical Dermapen (Microneedling)
    Dermapen is the latest innovation in treating scars & acne scarring. Designed to be used on its own or in conjunction with topical products, the Dermapen’s accurate and minimally intrusive penetration allows not only a much higher absorption of serums and creams but has also been proven to stimulate collagen production, dramatically improving the condition of the skin.

    Dermapen promotes scar less healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, IPL, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but without the side effects and downtime and can effectively treat facial and body scarring.

    Also known as a “power peel”, is recommended for superficial mild acne scars. It involves a 15-20 minute treatment that removes the uppermost damaged layers of skin.

    Different types of scars

    • Ice-pick scars – these are the most commonly seen form of acne scarring, which form deep pits in skin

    • Rolling scars – less defined edges but still dip, giving wavelike appearance

    • Boxcar scars – pitted scars with defined edges with crater-like appearance

    • Hypertrophic (keloid) scars – elevated scar tissue that appear as bumps rather than dips

    Why treat acne scarring
    Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating acne scars include:
    Improved appearance
    Enhanced self-esteem
    Promotion of better skin health

    Treatment Single Treatment
    MEDICAL DERMAPEN™  (Micro- needling) £135


    The exact number of treatments needed varies according to the type and severity of acne. During your free consultation with our doctor, practitioner will discuss a complete plan with you to suit your needs and finances. We offer average, six-eight treatments every one to two weeks are initially needed to get excellent results. After this, our doctor will discuss a maintenance plan.


    We can significantly improve the active acne symptoms after the treatment plan.During your free acne consultation, doctor will discuss your specific condition and the results you can expect to see.


    Our Acne treatments offer you a combination of highly effective therapy, we usually aim to get active acne under control using as gentle a combination of treatments as possible. A full medical assessment is essential as your treatment plan for active acne may include prescription medication, either topical or oral, TheraClear acne treatment, chemical peels or medical microdermabrasion.

    How Does the TheraClear Acne Treatment System Work?
    The combination of light and vacuum removes the sebum from the pilosebaceous acne and thereby removes the cause of the acne lesion.
    How Many Treatments Are Needed? Time Between Treatments?
    Number of Treatments 6 – 8 Treatments More for more severe acne. Treatment Interval Weekly / Every 2 weeks.
    How Long do Results Last?
    Patients typically stay clear for three months post-treatment. Those on maintenance regimens have stayed clear for a year or more.
    Patients who have complete a course of treatments typically note:
    Fewer breakouts
    Reduction in the severity of Breakouts
    Reduction in the duration of breakouts
    Reduction in the oiliness of skin
     Within a few weeks, you will start to see exciting results. As your acne fades, your new skin will look smoother and clearer.

    Don't Just Take our Word for it

    Kajal Patel
    Kajal Patel
    20:35 06 Aug 22
    Excellent service and the doctors there listen to your concerns and the procedure was pain free and I felt comfortable... throughout as the doctor explained what was being done. Would thoroughly recommend, highly skilled and patient doctors!read more
    Yang Ni
    Yang Ni
    00:43 06 Aug 22
    My rating is based on the experience outside of surgery.I booked a consultation appointment through email and during... the appointment both doctors tried to hard sell me the operation and wants me to do the operation now and then.After I kindly refused and said I need to think about it as it’s 1500 pounds+Upon the end of the consultation, I was told that I need to pay for it (no advance notice given and it is refundable if I do book an operation)Within a week, I got back to the clinic saying I want to go ahead and book an operation, I called and confirm a date and time, the price and scope of work were exactly as per the consultation and I outlined some of the very basic conditions such as the doctor should minimise scaring, also basic after operation care etc, suddenly the clinic declined my appointment on email?I’m very confused and I thank god didn’t pay for the more
    samantha rowbottom
    samantha rowbottom
    07:36 21 Jul 22
    From the first phone call from this practice to finishing treatment everyone was very kind. They booked me quick and... convenient appointments, everything was explained clearly and my best interest taken in to account at each stage. Treatment and recovery was painless and after care was well explained. I would recommend this clinic, the doctors and staff are really friendly and made me feel more
    Maddie Hornet
    Maddie Hornet
    10:36 14 May 22
    Amazing Clinic! Dr Fouzia Rizvi is a wonderful doctor and one of the most pleasant persons I met. She removed my... mother's skin tags and provided so much support and care, considering that my mum never had any surgeries (minor or major) and she was extremely nervous about having her skin tag removed. Dr Rizvi observed more than one skin tags that were to be removed and encouraged to have all of them removed for a more than reasonable cost. Everything was done in no time! We received clear advise of how to protect the sensitive skin for the following week post skin tags removal and now that this has been successfully completed, there is no sign of the tags being there! No complications, infections or etc etc. Highly reccomend this clinic especially because it offers a wide range of treatments and the staff there is super friendly! Everyone makes you feel cared and welcomed from the very beginning! 5 out 5 stars!!!! And thank you so much for the amazing service!🙏read more
    George Peirce
    George Peirce
    07:57 02 Apr 22
    Absolutely brilliant from the team at First Health. I had a mole removed from my face, the guys were incredibly... welcoming and made me feel at ease straight away. I had no idea what to expect and it was over within 15 minutes, could not recommend them more! Brilliant price as well!read more
    Susan H
    Susan H
    05:16 02 Apr 22
    Highly recommended. This clinic is the best I have ever used. I have had moles removed before, but never with the care... I received yesterday.The doctor explained both the procedure and aftercare in detail - you feel like a person, not a more
    Jeremy Gould
    Jeremy Gould
    11:19 16 Mar 22
    Had a non-pigmented mole removed from my face. Initially went for it to be shaved but discovered it was a bit deeper... and had a better blood supply than expected, so it had to be cut and stitched. Very pleased with the result. It's healed very well. The whole process was very efficient and professional and I would definitely use them more
    Bikash Gurung
    Bikash Gurung
    18:19 06 Mar 22
    I had my skin tag & keloid removed. Thanks to professional team (ESP to Dr Fouzia & receptionist Justina). They were... very nice & sweet. Would definitely recommend to visit for skincare more
    Zoe Giles
    Zoe Giles
    18:10 20 Feb 22
    I was so impressed from the moment I had dealings with this Clinic. The Receptionist was very knowledgeable &... reassuring on the phone & booking an appointment was easy.Dr Rizvi was amazing & talked me through what procedures she recommended & was very professional. I ended up having a lot more done than expected & wished I'd known about this clinic earlier!!! Dr Rizvi clearly loves what she does & her charges are very reasonable compared to other clinics & more
    Beth Allen
    Beth Allen
    10:38 08 Feb 22
    I found First Health Medical online when researching whether to go ahead with a scar excision of an old medusa... piercing. There are so many clinics out there which offer £££ for a simple procedure. I would definitely recommend going here as the price was so reasonable and the service was impeccable. Dr Rizvi was honestly so knowledgeable and lovely which made me feel so at ease throughout. She talked me through the whole thing and made sure I was happy. The results speak for them self - I have only been left with a small scar which is still early days and will fade over time. I have attached before and after pictures so you can see the difference. I already feel a lot more confident that I no longer have a visible hole on my face. I’m so glad I came here and would highly recommend to anyone who is wanting to repair old / unwanted piercings. Thank you again!read more
    Zoë Benton
    Zoë Benton
    21:29 07 Feb 22
    My experience at First Medical was fantastic. Dr Rizvi was so friendly and clearly explained all of my options for the... procedure. She did an incredible job and I’d highly recommend her to more
    Philip Denby
    Philip Denby
    19:41 07 Feb 22
    Only good things to say about this practice. Very professional and friendly. I had a large mole removed from my neck... and was treated with great care and consideration. Highly more
    Toby Haddock
    Toby Haddock
    13:06 19 Jan 22
    I had a large non viral wart removed from my finger just before Christmas. It has now healed and there is no sign of... its return. I thought the service was excellent and I'm very pleased with the result. Thanks very much!read more
    David King
    David King
    15:31 18 Jan 22
    Looked online to find a local clinic that carried out minor surgeryPhoned and booked an appointment for 2 days later.... Very professional centre and was treated by a lovely lady surgeon who did an amazing job on my neckHad the stitches out yesterday and it’s healed up beautifully. Well impressedDefinitely recommendread more
    Raghu Viswanathan
    Raghu Viswanathan
    20:19 31 Dec 21
    Mom had a long-standing issue with her right earlobe damaged due to her previous piercings. Dr Rizvi and the other... staff were very professional and polite during Mom’s main surgery (minor) and follow up appointments to remove the stitches. We are very satisfied with the surgical results and the care provided and will certainly go back to First Health Medical if the need more
    Sarah Denley
    Sarah Denley
    15:00 23 Dec 21
    Had Morpheus 8 with Dr Rizvi, which I would recommend very highly. Dr Rizvi is highly professional and extremely kind... and puts you at ease and explains the procedure. Skin tightening procedure which although a bit uncomfortable, very bearable and other than a bit of redness no other after effects. The results are fantastic, my skin is thicker and my jawline a lot firmer. I would recommend the clinic most more
    afcbrad gooner
    afcbrad gooner
    20:55 20 Dec 21
    Dr Fouzia was very efficient, professional and patient! Normally I am very squeamish but she made the experience very... calming. Justyna in reception was lovely too, very nice girl. Would recommend!!read more
    Livia Gorcsosova
    Livia Gorcsosova
    20:48 02 Dec 21
    Dr Rizvi has been absolutely superb, very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. However the lady at the reception Justina... has been very unprofessional. I have paid the asked amount at the reception and after I left the surgery she phoned me to return back to the surgery and pay the remaining £25 as she undercharged me, she was saying it like I was suppose to know the correct amount. I wouldn’t expect this kind of service from a private surgery. Very more
    S Murray
    S Murray
    14:52 23 Nov 21
    I'm so glad I found this practice. The staff are amazing and I cannot fault their service!
    desline Dee
    desline Dee
    10:23 17 Nov 21
    I used the service to have fillers. Very impressed with the sensitive professional care I received. Dr Rizvi carried... out the procedure. She explained in detail what was involved, and ensured my comfort at all times. I'm very happy with the outcome. I feel I'm looking very fresh and natural...more like my old self which I haven't seen in more
    Linda Goldsmith
    Linda Goldsmith
    08:41 16 Nov 21
    I would highly recommend this clinic.Dr Rizvi makes you feel at ease, I am very happy with the results of the... treatments I have more
    Tuli Vinny
    Tuli Vinny
    22:02 01 Nov 21
    I used the clinic last week to have a mole removed from my face. Dr. F.Rizvi carried on the procedure. I was very... satisfied the way she explained the procedure to me,she was very clear and very friendly at the same time,she made me feel at ease as I was a bit scared. Over all I was very satisfied with the service and the outcome of the operation. Definitely recommend this more
    Lucian de Lima Silva
    Lucian de Lima Silva
    13:35 16 Oct 21
    The service at this establishment was very good and very professional. Dr Risvi made me feel comfortable and was very... efficient in the diagnosis and on the treatment given. Nothing to complaint, I would definitely return to this establishment in the future if more
    Keith Hazell
    Keith Hazell
    17:44 11 Oct 21
    My first visit and delighted by the care and reassurance I received before, during and after my minor surgery. I will... certainly return. Highly recommended and completely more
    Martin Element
    Martin Element
    11:23 17 Sep 21
    Incredible treatment and wonderful staff.Had sebaceous cist removed. Highly professional and talked me through it.... Painless procedure and very successful outcome..No hesitation in recommending. A perfect solution for treatments not available on the NHS.Very happy with cost which was transparent and agreed before more
    Laurence Groom
    Laurence Groom
    22:07 17 Jul 21
    What can I say about Dr. Rizvi. I read some of her outstanding reviews before meeting her but having had a session to... remove a couple of moles I can tell you words cannot do her justice.She is obviously highly skilled but also creates such a warm and caring atmosphere. You feel completely looked after and you can tell this comes from a place of her wanting to use her talents to help people in the best way she can. She truly is an incredible woman and I can’t recommend her enough!read more
    Louisa Martinez
    Louisa Martinez
    12:05 15 Jun 21
    What a wonderful caring sweet doctor. Professional and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable and respected. I was given... clear honest answers when I had questions. For the first time ever I was looking forward to seeing a doctor for the second time for stitches removal. I would highly recommend first health medical. The staff are all so friendly and accommodating. I’m still in awe with the doctor, she was just such a lovely woman with positive and warm energy, I felt in safe hands when I was having minor surgery. I can not praise this centre enough!read more
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