Friday, 18 August 2017

Campbell de Morgan

Campbell de Morgan also known as cherry angiomas or blood spots are benign skin growths made up of blood vessels. 


They are bright red and can appear anywhere on the body, but are mostly found on the torso. They range in size from a pinhead to a quarter inch in diameter but are painless. 


What Causes Campbell de Morgan Spots?


Nobody knows for sure what causes them but they may be hereditary and related to hormonal changes. They can affect both men and women and can form in late 30's/40's.

How Are Campbell de Morgan Spots Diagnosed?


A medical professional will usually make a diagnosis just by looking at the spots. While cherry angiomas are non-cancerous, it’s important to make sure you’re not dealing with something more serious. I would recommend having a medical professional check them out if you have red spots or angiomas that bleed, that are painful or itch a lot, or that seem to be changing in colour and shape.


How Are Campbell de Morgan Angiomas Treated?


In many cases, no treatment is necessary. However, sometimes the angiomas bleed frequently, or can they stick out from the skin and may catch on clothing that can cause injury and bleeding. If people are concerned about how the spots affect their appearance, especially if there are several of them and if they occur in a highly visible place, like on the face they may want to have them treated. 


Cherry angiomas are usually removed via some sort of minor surgical procedure, such as excision (shaving off the spot), electrocautery (burning off the spot) or cryosurgery (freezing off the spot with liquid nitrogen). Sometimes laser therapy is used instead to remove these spots. Removing multiple angiomas may take longer and cause more discomfort than just removing a single angioma.


Your medical practitioner will assess and discuss their recommended procedure best suited for you based on the location and number of spots you have, as well as any other medical concerns you may have. 




At the Claudia McGloin Clinic, we use Diathermy to treat Campbell de Morgan. For more details or to make an appointment for a consultation, please contact the clinic direct on 0719140728 or visit the website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com 


Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Irish Aesthetics & Beauty Awards 2017 Nominations

The Claudia McGloin Clinic need your help!


We would be extremely grateful if you could take the time to vote for us for Best Aesthetic Clinic in The Irish Aesthetics & Beauty Awards 2017. 


It takes 2 minutes to fill out the form. Link below: 


www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TheIrishAestheticsandBeautyAwards2017





Thank you so much in advance. 


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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Remove Makeup at Night

Don't forget to remove your make up at night and give your face a really good cleanse 💜💜💜

Night time cleansing is extremely important to remove all make up, dirt & bacteria from the day on your skin 💜💜💜

And before you ask, are Facial Wipes OK to use...The answer is NO 💜💜💜




#skinsecrets #skincamp #skinhealth

Skin Health for Men

Skin Health applies to men too 💜💜💜

Guys get Cleansing, Moisturising & Protecting that Skin of yours as well as having regular medical facials & skin peels 💜💜💜 




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Monday, 10 July 2017

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common condition where the skin is rough and bumpy. It looks as if the skin is covered in permanent goose pimples.


Keratosis pilaris most commonly affects the back of the upper arms, and sometimes the buttocks and the front of the thighs. Less often, the forearms and upper back may be affected.


How it affects the skin
The patches of affected skin will be covered in tiny spiky bumps, which may be white, red or skin-coloured. This spotting looks like "chicken skin" and the skin feels rough, like sandpaper.
In some people, the skin itches and there may be inflammation and pinkness around the bumps. The skin tends to improve in summer and get worse during winter months or dry conditions.


Who's affected
Keratosis pilaris is very common, affecting up to one in three people. It can affect people of all ages but typically starts during childhood, although it can sometimes occur in babies, and gets worse in adolescence, around puberty. 
Keratosis pilaris sometimes improves after puberty, and may even disappear in adulthood, although many adults still have the condition in their 40s and 50s.


What causes keratosis pilaris?
Keratosis pilaris is hereditary and occurs when too much keratin builds up in the skin's hair follicles. Keratin is a protein found in the tough outer layer of skin, which causes the surface of the skin to thicken, hence the name "keratosis".
The excess keratin blocks the hair follicles with plugs of hard, rough skin. The tiny plugs widen the pores, giving the skin a spotty appearance. It's often associated with other dry skin conditions, such as eczema. 


Treating keratosis pilaris
There's little that can be done to treat keratosis pilaris, and it often gets better on its own without treatment. However, if it's bothering you, the following measures may help improve your rash:
  • use cleansers rather than soap – ordinary soap may dry your skin out and make the condition worse
  • moisturise your skin when it's dry – creams containing salicylic acid, lactic acid or urea are thought to be the most effective
  • gently rub the skin with an exfoliating foam pad or pumice stone to exfoliate the rough skin – be careful not to scrub too hard and rub off layers of skin
  • take lukewarm showers rather than hot baths

You can also seek advice from a medical Skin specialist about treatments available such as:
  • creams containing retinol, which is derived from vitamin A
  • chemical peels
  • microdermabrasion 

For more information contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic on 0719140728. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Vitamin C and your Skin

Now that we are coming into spring and the weathers starting to improve, it's time to tackle our winter skin. Many will have noticed that their skin looks tired, dull and lack lustre. This is no surprise after winter weather, fires, heaters and air conditioning.

One of the best ways to tackle dull, tired and lack lustre skin is to add a Vitamin C serum into your daily skin routine. Easy peasy! 

Vitamin C can help to firm and brighten the skin while also evening out uneven skin tone and fading sun spots. 

 

New You by Claudia McGloin has a Professional Strength Vitamin C Serum called C-10. Use daily as part of your skincare routine.

This advanced signature C-10 serum used scientific and evidence based formulas, offering daily antioxidant protection. C-10 contains stabilised L-ascorbic acid which is a form of Vitamin C which is easily absorbed by the skin for greater potency. 

C-10 is one of 8 signature skincare products in the New You by Claudia McGloin Clinic range. 

This range was a finalist for Best Professional Skincare at the My Face My Body Awards in November 2016 in London. 

For more information on New You by Claudia McGloin, contact the Claudia McGloin Clinic direct on 0719140728 or email claudia@claudiamcgloinclinic.com 

Visit our website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com for more details on all our procedures including our 4 New You by Claudia McGloin Bespoke Signature Facials.