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Skincare treatment plans

More than just an online prescription, our skincare treatment plans provide ongoing support to prevent and treat future breakouts. Good skin starts here.

Skin consultation £19.99

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Our simple consultation first process enables you to complete a consultation with a doctor, submitting photos of the affected skin and answering a set of questions that will enable a diagnosis where possible.

Common skin conditions can even include:

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Start here if you already know what treatment you need for your skin and you'd like to start ordering online from us. You'll be sent your repeat prescription treatment after an initial consultation and you'll be able to stay on track with us for all your future treatment.

Eczema

Eczema affects around 15 million people in the UK of all ages. We can manage and prevent flare ups with a range of treatments.

There are many different types of eczema, the most common of which is atopic eczema. Symptoms of eczema include chronic itching and skin concerns.

Eczema condition

Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects around 1.1 million people in the UK. It is a chronic skin condition where patients experience periods of little-no symptoms, followed by flare up periods where patches of skin become red, flaky & crusty with silvery scales. The patches most often appear on elbows, knees, scalp and the lower back.There's no cure for psoriasis, but a range of treatments can improve symptoms and the appearance of skin patches.

Psoriasis condition

Acne

Acne affects more than 80% of people at some point in their life, but only 14% reach for help from a GP. We want to change that and enable you to easily treat and manage your acne from the comfort of your own home.

Acne is a common skin condition characterised by spots, oily skin and hot or painful skin. The 6 main types of acne are: blackheads, whiteheads, papules, nodules, pustules and cysts. Find out more about how we treat and manage acne below.

Acne condition

Rosacea

Rosacea affects about 1 in 10 people in the UK. The condition often appears in facial flare ups including flushing, redness, tiny blood vessels appearing, spots, thickening of the skin and sore, dry eyes. Whilst there is no cure, treatments to ease the symptoms can be really effective, used alongside good general measures wish we can help our patients implement and manage.

Treatments for Rosacea:

Rosacea condition

Healthy Skin Packages

Find it difficult to choose the right products to use alongside your skincare treatment?

When you’ve been diagnosed with a skin condition or have sensitive skin, it can be difficult to know which skincare products are going to work with your skin and your prescription. Too often beauty skin treatments can aggravate the problem, leaving your skin feeling worse.

You need to have confidence in your skin routine which is why we’ve created our healthy skin packages.

Healthy Skin Packages

Know your body, know your skin

Get to know your skin with PrivateDoc, click on each area below to find out more information.

  • The skin
  • Good skin routine
  • The right emolient
  • Skin complications

The skin

The skin is the largest organ in the body and requires looking after in the same manner as we would for any other organ. The skin acts as a protective barrier for the human body, shielding us from external factors such as the elements and harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses. The skin regulates our body temperature and allows us to receive sensory stimuli such as touch, heat and pain through its many nerve receptors.

Human skin is made up of three layers, the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (bulk of the skin) and the subcutaneous layer (fatty layer).

As we age, so does our skin. Due to factors such as sun exposure, general wear and tear, genetic makeup, nutrition and other factors, skin generally becomes thinner and more fragile as we get older.

Good skin routine

The importance of maintaining a good skincare routine in your day-to-day life cannot be stressed enough. Skin drying out is the main cause of many skin related health problems such as eczema and dermatitis. Treatment starts from within and works its way out. Ensuring you keep your body well hydrated by drinking plenty of water (aiming for at least 2 litres) daily is the first step. Avoiding excessive exposure to the sun and sunscreens should be considered at all times when outdoors, even in the winter.

A daily skincare routine involving the use of regular emollients, lotions and moisturisers is recommended by all healthcare professions. Skin emollient preparations, such as creams or ointments, should be applied after every bath or shower whilst the skin is still moist. You should also avoid over drying your skin with a towel. Heavily perfumed soaps and bathing products can exacerbate skin problems and should be avoided if possible.

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The right emolient

One of the most effective ways to manage flare-ups of skin conditions such as eczema, is to have a solid skincare routine which uses regular emollients. Daily use of products such as moisturisers help to maintain, repair and rehydrate your skin reducing the likelihood of your skin condition flaring up.

The difference between creams, ointments, gels and lotions is usually a result of the oil to water ratio. Ointments tend to be the most oil heavy and can be smooth and thick in consistency. creams are more water based compared with ointments and their consistency will be thinner and more easily absorbed. You may decide to use a cream if you have quite oily skin or an ointment if your skin is extremely dry.

As the water content increases you may end up with a gel or lotion. Gels are usually presented in a semi solid state and lotions have a consistency similar to a thick liquid suspension. In general, all emollients are applied generously onto the affected skin and can be applied multiple times throughout the day.

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Skin Complications

The skin’s main function is to act as a physical barrier between the patient and the external environment. Dry skin conditions such as eczema disrupt this function and result in the patient becoming more vulnerable to skin tears and trauma.

Skin conditions such as psoriasis are caused by the body over producing skin cells. These cells pack on top of each other resulting in the skin thickening and producing a scale like appearance. As a consequence of skin conditions like psoriasis, the patient can experience extreme itching. Scratching presents bacterial cells and fungal spores with an opportunity to invade the skin, resulting in flare-ups becoming infected.

Natural ageing and external factors such as colder weather can result in the loss of moisture from the skin. Dehydrated skin can be itchy and look uneven, pale and dry in appearance. The most important step to prevent this happening, is to employ a robust skincare routine involving the use of regular emollient preparations and barrier creams.

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