Expert Advice on Acne Care In Alcohol Feature

15 Nov 2021 | Category: Cosmetic

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The Express incorporated Dr Ross Perry’s video with expert advice on acne care in its article on “The four signs in your skin that suggest YOU’RE drinking too much alcohol”

Acne symptoms such as blackheads and whiteheads can be associated with teh amount of alcohol you’re consuming. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and can also dilate the pores, leading to the onset of acne and rosacea.

In the expert video included in the feature, Dr Ross Perry told Express:

“With regard to acne, it’s a very common scenario. We’re seeing many more people in their late 20s, 30s and even 40s now who are suffering with it. So it’s no longer juts a childhood issue, but also an adult one as well.

“With regard to treatments, there are multiple ones. The simple, basic treatments often involve cleansing and using washes for the face and making sure that they often have some form of what we call an alpha hydroxy acid; and those are often shown to be best in terms of cleansing the skin.

“The acne is often a basis of infection and inflammation, it’s not just purely infection. So with regard to that, we often use creams as a first line of treatment and those can often involve antibiotic creams, vitamin A creams, or even sometimes acid-like based creams. They will help with mild to moderate acne. There are also other creams that also help to dry out the skin, such as benzyl peroxide; and again, those will help with mild to moderate acne.

“Once acne gets to a certain point where it’s scarring or causing quite a lot of distress to the patient, then one needs to consider more oral-based treatments. Those would generally take the form of longer courses of antibiotics. Some people, if it’s hormonally based acne, can have the contraceptive pill – that can often help particularly for females.

“With regard to further treatments, then you’re going onto more specialised areas if the acne gets severe. So you’re looking at light-based treatments which often involves blue light (which helps kill the acne) but also red light (which also helps reduce the inflammation that’s associated with the acne itself.

“Finally the last thing that people could use are basically skin peels and they work quite well as long as they’re done by a registered professional who knows exactly what they’re doing. They often involve particular acid types that are very good for the acne to try to control it as well as control the inflammation; and often you would normally combine that with a skincare regime.”

The article continued to outline the 4 signs that you’re drinking too much alcohol:

  1. Blackheads and whiteheads
  2. Dully skin
  3. Redness
  4. Wrinkles

The EXPRESS summarises:

“ALCOHOL isn’t just bad for your insides, the impacts of the toxic drink show visibly on your skin.”

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and anti-wrinkle injections/fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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