“Latest statistics reveal that 50 percent of women suffer from acne at some point in their adult lives with the condition becoming increasingly prevalent in women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and even older.”
So why are adults especially women getting acne as adults well the answers are well documented but the main culprits are
Hormones in women particularly are more likely to have fluctuating levels of hormones, which is often caused by menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills and other forms of contraception, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pre-menopause, and menopause.
Stress in our everyday lives is something we all have to deal with in one form or another and most of us have good coping skills to deal with it. However, stress does cause a rise in Cortisol is often called the primary “stress hormone” because it’s one of the main hormones we release when we’re under any sort of pressure and our evolutionary-based “fight or flight response” kicks into gear. Although there are many benefits caused by this hormone the negatives are very difficult to live with such as the production of acne, weight gain, and high blood pressure to name a few.
Genetics unfortunately if a close blood relative, such as a parent, brother, or sister have acne? Findings from research studies suggest that some people may have a genetic predisposition for acne. People who have this predisposition seem more likely to get adult acne.
Diet High-glycemic foods: These are foods that break down quickly in the body, triggering an insulin spike and raising blood sugar levels. They trigger hormonal fluctuations and inflammation—both of which encourages acne. … Fast food: Greasy fast food creates inflammation in the body.
Medication side effect: Acne is a side effect of some medicines. If you suspect that a medicine is triggering your acne or making it worse, continue taking the medicine — but talk with the doctor who prescribed it. Ask if acne is a possible side effect. If acne is a possible side effect, ask if you can take a different medicine. If you cannot take another medicine, you may want to see a dermatologist who can help you control the acne.
Undiagnosed medical condition: Sometimes, acne is a sign of an underlying medical condition. Once the medical condition is diagnosed and treated, the acne often clears.
Treating active acne only treats the symptoms and not the cause. To truly clear your skin you must figure out why you are breaking out and learn how to prevent that from happening. Acne which may stem from normal hormonal changes, such as those that coincide with the menstrual cycles or from hormonal disorders for many of these women medication that target’s hormonal disorders rather than bacteria would provide them with the most help.
Adult forms of acne, where pores on the face, chest, or back regularly become blocked with oil is on the rise with dermatologist seeing a 200% increase in the number of adults seeking out specialist treatment. As acne is very hormonally driven its women tend to be the most afflicted with 44% of UK female adults now suffering, which is twice a number of men.
The psychological impact A Canadian study of nearly 500 patients with acne published in the British Journal of Dermatology found even having mild acne can bring on feelings of low self- esteem, depression and suicidal thoughts. The fact that acne often coincides with the start of puberty adds to the feelings of uncertainty about body image, self-esteem and other emotional issues that adolescents and teenagers typically experience. In adult acne sufferers, a study showed that nearly half were suffering from depression or anxiety, while a further 40% believed it interfered with their ability to focus at work
The study findings showed that acne can be associated with the following psychological effects:
- Social withdrawal
- Decreased self-esteem
- Reduced self-confidence
- Poor body image
- Feelings of depression
Figuring out which acne treatments will work for you is a long trial-and-error process that takes a lot of patience and willpower. You pretty much have to go through all sorts of products, test drive them, and weed out the bad apples until you find the things that actually work.
Most dermatologists and skin specialists recommend a three-pronged attack for initial acne treatment: 1) kill bacteria, 2) exfoliate pores, and 3) eliminate oil. While this slash-and-burn technique (i.e. prescribe retinoids and antibiotic) may work for some people, it is hard to say whether this plan of attack has a high success rate because everyone’s skin responds so differently.
How Do Acne Treatments Work?
Choosing the right treatment which is best for your type of skin can be very overwhelming, unsure if you should use an Exfoliant, BHAs, Retinoids, How do you kill the bacteria should you use antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil. How do you reduce inflammation with Azelaic acid or Antibiotics or do you simply dry out a pimple with Sulfur. All the information you need is found following the links contained in this article.
We understand that living with chronic pain and painful skin conditions can have a serious deliberating affect on your life and seeking out treatment is not something you consider a luxury but often a vital element in your pain management and is not for you a one off treatment but a lifetime investment in controlling the pain and anxiety you feel on a daily basis. For this reason, we have set up regular skin and pain clinics where you can access the cryotherapy sessions at heavily discounted prices. We have made our treatments affordable for those who need it most. We care about our customers and this is our way of showing you just how much.
Call Samantha Mills 07730579940 for more information and availability.
We understand that living with chronic pain and painful skin conditions can have a serious deliberating affect on your life and seeking out treatment is not something you consider a luxury but often a vital element in your pain management and is not for you a one off treatment but a lifetime investment in controlling the pain and anxiety you feel on a daily basis. For this reason, we have set up regular pain clinics where you can access the cryotherapy sessions for £2 per minute with most of our clients only ever needing between 5-10 minutes of cryotherapy this makes these treatments affordable for those who need it most. We care about our customers and this is our way of showing you just how much. (see times and days of clinic below)
Many people suffer from acute and chronic injuries that affect their soft tissues, cryotherapy is a popular pain treatment technique in the world of medicine. It is safe and natural pain therapy that can be customised to your needs, goals, and pain issues. Cryotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other pain management techniques such as massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy, which enhances the effectiveness and maximises the benefits of theses treatments. Cryotherapy can be used on people of all ages from babies to OAP’s to bring long lasting pain relief.
Cryo-Pain Clinic for Chronic Pain and Inflammation
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cryotherapy can drastically improve joint disorders such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. All joints move more fluidly, they feel strong and full of energy; this initial positive effect may last up to eight hours. But the release of endorphins can have a lasting effect, where the pain and signs of inflammation as found in blood tests remain suppressed for weeks.
Cryo-Clinics Sports Recovery
Cryotherapy works in a variety of ways to help speed the healing process after a sports injury. It Reduces blood flow to the injured area, which helps to reduce swelling;
Acts as a pain-killer by numbing the affected area; Reduces muscle spasms; Decreases tissue damage by reducing metabolism, thus lessening the tissues’ need for oxygen and limiting secondary tissue injury caused by compromised circulation and most importantly speeds up recovery and gets you back into your game.
Cryo-Skin Clinic for Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, and Rosacea.
Between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 people suffer from some form of chronic skin disease, the most common being Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne or Rosacea.
The extreme cold of the Cryo-Medical treatment provides immediate relief from inflammation and irritation, reducing redness after only a few sessions. Cryotherapy not only treats the symptoms but also forces the body to reset its immune system to fight the underlying infection. Which in the case of Eczema and Psoriasis cause the excessive production of skin cells to slow down, as a result, over time, patches reduce and flare-ups become less common.
Cryo-Clinics Treatment Prices
|Hot-Ice Cryo-Pain & Skin Clinics||Sports Recovery and Injuries||Arthritis Pain and Inflammation||Skin Conditions Eczema,Psoriasis, Rosacea,Acne.|
|Monday 6-8pm Pain & Skin Clinic||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area).||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area)||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area)|
|Wednesday Pain & Skin Clinic 10-8pm||£2 per Min (max 10 minutes per area).||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area)||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area)|
|Thursday pain & Skin clinic 12-2pm||£2 per min (max 10 min per area).||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area)||£2 per min (max 10 minutes per area)|
These clinics are high in demand and have limited places so please call Samantha 07730579940 for availability.
Please call to discuss our club clinic discounts available for sports clubs, arthritis groups, dance groups etc with eight members or more.
Sports Recovery and Injuries
Arthritis Pain and Inflammation
Skin Conditions Eczema,Psoriasis,Rosacea,Acne.
Emotional pain not only causes stress and depression but also physical pain.
Emotional pain not only causes stress and depression but also physical pain. When people feel emotional pain the brain activates the same area of the brain as physical pain the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex to be exact.
If you think of it this way it makes senses, how many times have you stubbed your toe or stood on a plug and felt physical pain and anger at the same time? with the physical pain, you know exactly where the pain hurts as the neural, blood and immune pathways between the brain and body are tagged with body location information beginning in the spinal cord and with successively more specific tagging up through the brain stem and thalamus.
This communication lets you know exactly where the pain is so it’s natural to conclude emotional pain must have a physical location and all emotions have a trigger point. These micro-momentary muscular activations begin the premotor area, which is responsible for forming an emotional expression in the body.
The nervous system is an elaborate network of cells that facilitates communication between our brains and the rest of our bodies, directly links our physical selves to our emotional life. Voluntary muscles, involuntary muscles, and our five senses can be influenced by our emotional responses of our bodies so we can manifest a nearly infinite variety of physical responses to stress.
Emotional factors can contribute to or cause a range of physical conditions. As an example have you ever had someone sound you out and hurt your feelings but instead of screaming in their faces, you said nothing at all. You might be holding on to some residual muscle tension in your neck, throat or jaw (holding back your scream).
Anxiety can trigger activation in any of these muscles triggering a huge variety of physical responses as shown in the emotional and physical pain chart below…
Our emotions can have a direct impact on our health if you have been suffering from chronic pain for a long time and nothing the doctors prescribes helps you then your pain might be psychosomatic and seeing a psychotherapist to rule out emotional factors earlier in the diagnostic process can save money and heartache, which is especially important because the emotional upset associated with failed medical procedures and treatments can cause symptoms to worsen.
How Psychotherapy Can Help with Chronic Pain
People with chronic pain may sometimes resist exploring the possibility that their pain has an emotional root, perhaps out of fear of being accused of inventing the symptoms or causing them on purpose. However, individuals with SSD or emotionally rooted chronic pain do experience real pain, a fact that therapists and medical providers generally accept. Reluctance to admit to the emotional roots of pain may also stem from the belief that emotion-based chronic pain is less likely to have a medical cure. In addition, the prospect of confronting the deeper emotions that may be causing the pain can seem like a daunting task.
However, confronting those emotions and achieving catharsis—a release of pent-up emotions—may provide both short- and long-term relief. Relief may not be permanent, though, as emotions held for a long time in the body can transform to primarily physical symptoms, and they may not be relieved by an emotional release in all cases. In this case, therapy may be more effective when combined with another form of treatment.
Biofeedback is a form of therapy that can be useful in learning to identify the ways the body experiences pain. Understanding the body’s response can help a person develop ways to manage and relieve pain. Therapy can help individuals remain hopeful, and it can be an effective treatment to supplement any prescribed medications. Relaxation therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy have both been shown to be effective at treating people who live with chronic pain.
Alternative Therapies For Psychosomatic Pain
The Common Alternative Therapies For Psychosomatic Pain Are:
- Relaxation Technique To Help Overcome Psychosomatic Pain: The various relaxation techniques like guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation technique etc. helps in relieving the physical and mental stress and relaxes the mind and body. Progressive muscle relaxation technique could be very good for people with body pain as it focuses on contracting a muscle followed by releasing the muscle tension thus easing out the pain to a great extent.
- Hypnosis To Treat Somatoform Disorders: It focuses on resolving the underlying unconscious drives, desires or wishes which is manifesting itself in the form of a somatic symptom. Though there have been a lot of controversies in the technique of hypnosis as a therapy, it has been found to be very useful in treating cases of somatoform disorders.
- Massage: Various massage techniques have been found to give some relief to patients with psychosomatic pain or pain disorders. The forms include chiropractic massage, shiatsu, etc.
- Art Therapies: Art therapies focus on the expression of emotion using different art techniques like music, painting, dance, etc. A body-oriented art therapy is found to do wonders in the treatment of psychosomatic pain disorder. Dance therapy can be of great use since it allows expression of emotion, often conflicting ones, and also the movement helps in relieving pain.
- The other alternative treatments for psychosomatic pain disorder may be hot and cold compressions, distraction techniques, Acupuncture and acupressure, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).
Suffering from a psychosomatic pain might be very difficult to explain or communicate to people as there isn’t any physical cause and other might think that the patient is faking. Many a time wrong diagnosis happens due to lack of awareness. Thus a proper guidance from an experienced physician who has treated psychosomatic pain earlier is very important.
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The Hot-Ice Cryo-Facial is a Cryogenic treatment, in which a controlled beam of vaporized liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin of the face, scalp, and neck area. The Cryo-Facial is truly one of a kind and is so relaxing and pleasant that our clients often report how relaxed and refreshed they feel after their treatment.
Firstly, by focusing exclusively on the face with local Cryo-Wand, the surface of the face is enhanced immediately as the cold temperatures during a Hot-Ice Cryo-Facial close the pores on the skin, and in the process tightens the skin. Also the surface temperature on the skin drops to around minus 7 to 8 degrees Celsius, in order to get back to the right temperature, a lot of blood and oxygen goes to the face, with more oxygen than normal going to the surface of the face, this triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone, reducing visible signs of ageing. It will improve the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles and will increase the skin’s elasticity.
Collagen is activated to produce more cells, causing the skin to become more elastic over repeated use.
Your pores will appear much smaller and any inflammation and “puffiness” in the face is eliminated. With repeated applications, the collagen benefit becomes more apparent as the skin’s actual elasticity is returned to an earlier, younger time in the life of the skin.
Each treatment features both a Detoxing facial massage as well as a scalp and neck nitrogen massage, leaving you rejuvenated and firm from scalp to chest. The skin becomes tighter, more even-toned, and blood circulation is improved. Additionally, the cold triggers hair follicles to produce hair on your scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows making your lashes and locks stronger and longer.
During the Cryotherapy treatment, the skin vessels and capillaries undergo a period of vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels) followed by vasodilatation (dilation of blood vessels) upon finishing the session. These causes Toxins stored in the layers of the skin to be broken down and flushed away. The intense cold (-180) activates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, leaving your skin firm and tight. After several treatments, clients have noticed the skin becoming smoother and more even toned with regained elasticity and improved overall “youthful” feeling. An increase of the skin’s elasticity has also be seen in repeated sessions, which that Cryotherapy anti-aging benefits.
The anti-inflammatory properties of cryotherapy are also used to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. With repeated applications Cryotherapy will assist in reducing the affected areas, relieving discomfort and during a treatment, the regime will even heal the area.
Coping with Eczema
“Eczema” may sound like an exotic species of bird or plant. But for people who suffer from this skin problem, it’s an irritating, itchy, all-too-familiar rash. Eczema, also referred to as atopic dermatitis, can occur at any age, with varying amounts of severity.
“In mild forms, the skin is dry, hot and itchy,” Severe forms of eczema result in “broken, raw and bleeding skin. Patients may become so uncomfortable they could suffer from sleep deprivation and uncontrollable itching.” Although it is not contagious, eczema makes the sufferer more prone to skin infections such as herpes or impetigo, a skin irritation characterised by fluid-filled blisters.
Eczema is most frequently located on the face, wrists, hands and feet, and on the insides of elbows and knees. Eczema tends to occur in families with a history of asthma or hay fever. And stress can exacerbate eczema.
Traditional medical treatments include topical and oral steroids. A health care practitioner may use ultraviolet rays to treat eczema or may recommend over-the-counter medications such as emollient creams. However, there is a new treatment you may never have considered but truly is worth trying as we are seeing some fantastic results and clients are keen to tell us how well Cryotherapy has eased their symptoms.
One case study we did recently our client reported the following after his 20 minutes treatment on both his arms. Immediately after the treatment, his itching has stopped and he said: “I’m enjoying a few moments of peace, that I’ve not experienced in years.” His skin looked much smoother and all his sores had levelled with his normal skin and scarring had improved. The level of improvement over both arms was equivalent to 2-3 weeks of normal healing.
Although he was impressed with the immediate results of his cryotherapy treatment he doubted that it would last and fully expected his arms to be back to their itchy selfs in a couple of days. One Week later he came back to tell us how pleasantly surprised he was that the improvements made after treatment had stayed that way, his skin felt less dry, looked less red and felt more moisturised. Some sores had returned but to a much lesser extent. Overall his skin was significantly less itchy and he felt they had achieved a new level of healing.
We know how this painful skin condition can blight sufferers lives and make you feel utterly miserable. Which is why we run our skin clinics these places are limited and very popular.
Oh and one last thing these treatments are so non-invasive they can be used on children and babies.
Stubborn, hard to shift fat, tends to be located in areas of the body which have a much higher density of alpha-receptors; these react with hormones and actually inhibit fat lipolysis. In addition to this, certain areas of fat also have a much poorer blood flow. This means that the blood borne hormones which react with the receptors in order to trigger lipolysis are actually unable to reach the fat cells and therefore, the fat can’t be broken down.
With our Cryo-Stimulation treatments the surface of the skin is cooled, blood flow is stimulated and lymphatic circulation improves in the target area, which is extremely beneficial for reducing cellulite. It also converts white fat, which stores energy, into brown fat, which actually burns calories in order to produce heat.
CRYO-Stimulation is a revolutionary new method in cosmetics. It is applying extreme cold -180 Celsius of liquid nitrogen vapours for a short time on selected body parts. The clinically proven beneficial effects of CRYO-Stimulation shows it there to be four times better lymph and blood microcirculation, oxygenation and nourishment of the skin and subdermic tissues.
Exposure to extreme cold during Cryotherapy tricks the body into thinking its going into hypothermia, causing it to boost its metabolic rate in order to maintain and increase heat production. This “hacking” of the metabolism causes the body to burn between 500-800 extra calories. After several procedures the increase in the metabolic rate tends to last longer between treatments. Cryotherapy may be the powerful training partner your weight-loss program needs.
Because of the versatility of our machine we can offer a variety of treatments including facials, Pain relief treatments, or weight loss treatments.