Acne: Taking the holistic approach

Skin Analysis
14 Jul 2014

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Whilst acne is a skin condition commonly associated with adolescence, it can affect people of all ages. It can upset people physically, socially and psychologically.

Symptoms include open-closed commedones, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. It generally develops when skin follicles become blocked, however other causes include:

? Enlarged sebaceous glands and increased serum production
? Changes in hormone levels
? Exposure to certain chemicals
? Certain diets (High GI/High Carbohydrate)
? Low levels of vitamins A and E
? Underlying health problems
? Genetics

There are a large number of treatments available both over the counter and on prescription, however many of these are not only harsh on the skin, but involve courses of antibiotics.

If you are a sufferer of acne, there is a high likelihood that you will have tried a variety of different treatments, in a bid to get rid of it. If you have managed to do so, then consider yourself one of the lucky ones, as for many people, keeping their acne under control is an ongoing battle.

If you happen to fall into the ?unlucky? category, and want to take control of your acne, perhaps now is the time to enlist the help of a dermatologist.
Dermatologists can be found in all major cities, however some of the most renowned, can be found in the heart of London?s world-famous medical district.

If you do decide to use a dermatology clinic in London, the biggest decision that you will need to make initially, will be which one to choose. Many of the clinics offer very similar services, however there are a number that take a somewhat more natural treatment approach.

Claudia Louch, for example, is an internationally renowned natural holistic skin specialist, nutritionist and health scientist. Claudia Louch?s Natural Skin Clinic in London is located at 10 Harley Street, and can be easily reached by car, bus and train.

Founded in 2005, the Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic differentiates itself from other more conventional clinics as it treats the skin from the inside out. At the Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic the aim is to find out the underlying cause to your acne. This may require blood and/or urine and skin analysis which will be discussed with your during your first consultation. Harnessing the very best in cutting-edge natural and conventional skin science, Phytomedicine (plant-based medicine) and botanical skin care, it doesn?t use any invasive procedures, synthetic products or over-the-counter/prescription medicines. Instead, Claudia uses the body?s own immune system and healing potential.

So if you are looking for a dermatologist in Harley Street, that offers completely personalised treatments and formulations, opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach, you need look no further.

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