Joanna’s Journal


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Moisturisers are bad for your skin!

Cosmetic dermatologists have been trying to educate our patients on the harmful effects of moisturiser over-use, and now it seems that the message is starting to get out there. Read this interesting article in the Daily Mail which highlights some of the issues: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3119079/Why-moisturiser-make-skin-worse-Doctors-claim-s-making-skin-lazy-able-hydrate-itself.html. The key to skin health is promoting cellular activity (like on a baby’s face) through exfoliants, reducing sebum and a good dose of the anti-oxidants that
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Hyperhidrosis – Don’t let it ruin your summer!

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. Excessive sweating doesn’t pose a threat to your health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing. It can also have a negative impact on your quality of life and interfere with your busy social demands. Hyperhidrosis is common. It’s been estimated to affect between one and three in every 100 people, which means there are likely to be hundreds of
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Hyperpigmentation – a common and treatable skin problem

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin production by the melanocyte cells in the skin. This occurs following injury (such as hair removal), but sun damage, hormonal changes, and genetics also play a role. Treatments for hyperpigmentation To treat hyperpigmentation, the melanocytes need to be stabilised. In some cases, further treatment acceleration is achieved with a chemical peel or topical exfoliant. For any questions or queries, contact Joanna.
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Try the Acne Elimination Diet

One cause of adult acne is hormonal imbalance – mainly high levels of cortisol.  
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Prize Winners!

Kate Rogers Monica Campus Mary Nwankwo Lauren Davis Lydia Callacher Anne-Marie L’Estrange Carminn Jacobs Francis Johnson Sarah Dilingham Louise Taylor Our spring is getting busier ahead of the summer wedding season, but we look forward to seeing you all soon. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Dr Joanna Christou to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.
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Bridal treatments across the pond

The New York Times recently reported on how brides and their bridal parties are getting ready for their big day: “So Ms. Knauer, the 35-year-old owner of TempTrends, a staffing agency in Manhattan, invited her nearest and dearest — including her mother and future mother-in-law — for a night out at the TriBeCa MedSpa … For Ms. Knauer, who will be married in December, cosmetic interventions for herself and her
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