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Sunna Syed
Sunna Syed
14. May, 2021.
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I would like to personally thank Dr Farmah for arranging a call to go through my original appointment mishap. He called me up and explained the process and we were able to resolve the booking over the phone. I would like to thank the clinic and Dr Farmah for their professionalism.
Tabitha Clements
Tabitha Clements
24. April, 2021.
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The space is clean and neat and super personal and luxurious! A hidden gem.
Catherine Melody
Catherine Melody
23. April, 2021.
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Best Botox in Birmingham! Dr. Farmah was a professional and very warm and welcoming. He also did fillers with her for nasal labial folds and best lip injections. What a great experience!!!
Leonie Sabrina
Leonie Sabrina
22. April, 2021.
Verified
Been coming here for a while now and I love it here! I've been here for laser hair removal and acne facials and microneedling :) I've never had a bad experience for any treatment I've had done and I always love the results! I will keep coming here because Dr. Farmah is the best!
Tiffany Gardner
Tiffany Gardner
21. April, 2021.
Verified
Dr. Farmah was so thorough, informative, and reassuring. This was my first Botox treatment ever performed on myself, and I used it as more of a preventative method. I started developing a horizontal line across my forehead and worried that it would become more permanent if not targeted right away by a professional. He makes it sound and look so easy. Very professional atmosphere and exceptional customer service. I highly recommend him!
Jasmine Lavrentyev
Jasmine Lavrentyev
18. April, 2021.
Verified
I had few sessions of Micro-needling with Dr. Farmah there. Very happy with my results! The aestheticians are super professionals and kind, the treatment is relaxing and I love to go to this clinic as my break time from work and stress. A little me time once a month for relaxation and beauty. Highly recommend!
Lanita Brown
Lanita Brown
15. April, 2021.
Verified
Highly recommend! I'm from Bromsgrove, and it is worth the drive! Dr. Farmah truly knows what he is doing. I was nervous because any alteration to the face is scary. I am young and have always had dark circles. No creams, diet, or products helped. I was impressed by how natural his patients looked. I am young, so I did not want the “filler” look. Dr. Farmah did a great evaluation, and did not push me to get the treatment. I truly think he did everything right: deep fillers, microcannula, Restylane. I had very little bruising and swelling, and I went out to dinner right after treatment. Overall, I would absolutely do this treatment with Dr. Farmah again. I look rested and refreshed, and it looks natural! Thank you, Dr. Farmah!

What is Acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles (pores) become blocked with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. This often results in symptoms such as whiteheads, blackheads, pimples or spots.

Anybody can get Acne at any stage in their life, from adolescent age right up to old age. This can cause embarrassment or make a person feel shy or anxious.

What Causes Acne?

There are 3 major factors that contribute to Acne:

  • Hair follicles (pores) are blocked by dead skin cells.
  • Overproduction of sebum.
  • Build up of P.Acne bacteria in the pores resulting in inflammation.

For example, the follicle wall may bulge and produce a whitehead or a pore gets congested with bacteria and oil and forms a blackhead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Adult Acne Real?

Yes, adults get Acne. Some adults continue to get Acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. “I’m not a teenager anymore, why do I still have acne?!” This is a question we hear from patients frequently. It is even possible to get Acne for the first time as an adult.

For example, some women experience acne breakouts for the first time during menopause. This is likely due to a drop in estrogen levels or an increase in androgen hormones like testosterone, causing the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum. Fortunately, there are treatments for adult acne.

Where can I get Acne?

Acne typically appears on the face, though it can also appear on the back, shoulders, neck and/or chest. This is because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands.

Are there different kinds of Acne?

Yes! The following are common types of blemish associated with Acne:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pustules, which are commonly called pimples
  • Papules
  • Cysts
  • Nodules

 Each one looks slightly different and can be attributed to the same or different factors.

Are there different types of Acne severity?

Yes! Dermatologists rate them on a scale of Grade 1 to 4. The higher the grading, the more severe the Acne. Also, Acne can be classified into two categories: Noninflammatory and Inflammatory Acne. Inflammatory Acne is more severe than noninflammatory Acne, and this type is more likely to cause complications, such as scarring or pitting.

Is Acne caused by having Oily skin?

Yes and No. In some people, the sebaceous glands can produce too much oil. This creates oily skin. Acne can be caused by the overproduction of sebum, though other skin types such as Dry Skin or Normal Skin can still get breakouts.

Does food cause Acne?

Contrary to popular belief, there’s no scientific proof that eating chocolate, sugar, or greasy food causes Acne. That said, some people do find that their breakouts get more severe when they eat too much of a particular food. If you’re one of them, it’s worth trying to cut back on that food to see what happens.

Is Acne caused by having Oily skin?

Yes and No. In some people, the sebaceous glands can produce too much oil. This creates oily skin. Acne can be caused by the overproduction of sebum, though other skin types such as Dry Skin or Normal Skin can still get breakouts.

How do I get rid of Acne?

There are many different ways to alleviate Acne breakouts though it helps determine the cause of the Acne first.

You can use these basic steps to alleviate Acne:

  • Gentle exfoliation to remove excess oil and dead skin build-up
  • Reduce P.Acne Bacteria
  • Control Sebum Production
  • Not touching your face
  • Protect skin against inflammation and UV damage
  • Use “noncomedogenic” skincare and makeup products

There are also several over-the-counter remedies, such as topical and oral medications. Over-the-counter topical products that contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol or salicylic acid can often help mild Acne.

What Are Our Acne Treatment Options?

If your Acne persists, you have acne scarring, or the self-care solutions are not working, it’s best to talk to a professional. At Dr Aesthetica, we recommend Skin Peels or Microneedling for acne treatment. All of our skin peel and care products are sourced from AlumierMD—a revolutionary range of clinically proven and high-grade products that can be hyper-customised and tailored to your skin concerns.

For microneedling, we use SkinPen Precision, a device that has validated all FDA requirements. There is minimal downtime with these treatments. Our skin specialist will discuss all the benefits with you during your appointment. Also, an aftercare kit is given post-treatment and its always best to use it as instructed for the best results.

Treatment for Acne: Microneedling/ Skin peels/ Homecare

Acne can be treated with skin peels, Microneedling or homecare. Acne occurs when hair follicles (also known as pores) become blocked with dead skin and oil, leading to whiteheads, blackheads or spots. Treatments such as Microneedling and skin peels help turn over new skin cells and help eliminate any dead skin cells by reducing the pore size and stimulating new tissues, and restoring the skin texture and tone.

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Dr Aesthetica is a Medical Aesthetic Clinic offering professional Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers, Profhilo, Microneedling, Skin Peels and Advanced Home Skincare treatments in the Birmingham area.  Our aim is to solve your Aesthetic and Cosmetic related issues with non-surgical interventions.
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