Expert PCOS and Acne Advice in Yahoo! Style

14 Dec 2020 | Category: Cosmetic

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Yahoo! Style looks into the link between acne and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with input from top skin experts. 

PCOS is an issue that is estimated to affect 1 in 5 women in the UK. It is a hormonal disorder that causes lack of ovulation and enlarged ovaries that develop cysts.

Symptoms include periods stopping and an excess of male hormones. It is the raised levels of testosterone that cause acne, affecting around 70% of those with PCOS. Dr Ross Perry told Yahoo! Style:

“An excess of male hormone can trigger the excess sebum in the skin and dead skin cells that get trapped in the hair follicles, causing breakouts.”

The nature of acne for PCOS patients tends to be quite severe and resistant to treatment.

Experts advised patients to see a doctor in the first instance if they were concerned that they may have PCOS. It is important to have polycystic ovary syndrome properly assessed so that appropriate treatment can be identified, both for the PCOS and PCOS-related acne. Treatment for the acne may include medication to address the hormonal imbalances.

Skin Treatments for PCOS-Related Acne

Yahoo! Style concluded with Dr Ross Perry’s advice for patients considering what treatments may be of benefit:

“Dr. Perry also noted that some facials, including light therapy, can be a great additional treatment, as it works well to kill the bacteria.

“However, he warned to stay clear of harsh treatments – like microdermabrasion (which uses fine crystals and a vacuum to exfoliate the skin) and enzyme peels (which removes dead skin cells by exfoliating the upper layers of the skin) – as these may lead to further inflammation and irritate the 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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