July Update

We hope you are all keeping well during these stressful times.

We are pleased to announce that we are now open to booking selected services.
Appropriate measures are in place at the clinic – one patient at a time, staff wear PPE and other precautions.

You can now book consultations directly on our calendar  – book here.

COVID-19 antibody/antigen testing available – see below for details and book here.

STORE:Visit our online store for a curated selection of Dr. Terry’s favourite skincare products including a range of K-skincare products

Much love and stay safe

Dr Terry and Team

Integrative Skin & Hormone Specialist

London’s Finest Skin and Hormone Clinic

Integrative Skin & Hormone Specialist

Look and Feel Your Best Inside and Out

Are you ready to travel again?
In the light of Covid-19, please check with the airline and immigrations at your destination country what their criteria is for travelling in terms of Covid-19 testing. As we’ve been helping our patients prepare for their trip (in terms of testing and boosting their immunity with Vitamin C injections), some require a negative PCR swab test before they even board the plane while some require a negative swab test before entering the country
Please take note our recognised lab which we use will provide the results of the PCR swab test within 48 hours and most airlines/countries require testing no earlier than 3 days of travelling so please plan accordingly and not leave it to the last minute. We don’t want you to miss your flight so if you’re unsure, please get in touch with us and we can advise when to come in for your test
You can book the test online www.drterry.com or email us at admin@DrTerry.com for more information. Here’s to a safe and smooth trip #travelsafe #covid19testing #pcrswabtest

Can your skin breakout after stopping the pill? Unfortunately we see it too often in clinic

Acne is one of the many reasons women are prescribed birth control. It often controls or clears the acne but when you try to get off it, it can come back in a raging vengeance, even if you’ve never suffered from acne prior to starting the pill. The pill doesn’t fix hormone issues, it only suppresses them. We also have patients who come to see us wanting to get off the pill but need help to avoid a bad breakout when they do

Why do women develop acne after stopping the pill? Many of the causes are a direct result of what the birth control pill has done to the body while on it:-
1️⃣ Androgen Rebound - excess androgen production after a period of suppression of natural hormones. Androgen controls sebum production
2️⃣ Micronutrient depletion eg Zinc which affects immunity of the skin
3️⃣ Gut dysbiosis leading to leaky gut, food sensitivity and increased inflammation

What can you do to avoid or reduce the breakout after stopping the pill? If you can, start the preparation 3 months before the stop date and continue for the following 3 months. If you haven’t done any preparation, these steps will still benefit your skin
1️⃣ Support your gut - as a minimum, take a probiotic and digestive enzyme
2️⃣ Balance your sugar. Sugar converts testosterone to DHT which is 3 times more potent, leading to excess sebum production. Eat regular nutrient dense meals, including protein and healthy fat in each meal. You can add Chromium Picolonate too to reduce sugar cravings
3️⃣ Eat fiber daily - this keeps things moving in your gut, removing toxins and helping you feel full
4️⃣ Support lover detoxification - adding milk thistle, dandelion, broccoli seed extract or N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC). Cut down on alcohol which affects liver function

In the clinic, depending on consultation, we may also recommend food sensitivity, stool test and hormone testing (only applicable after stopping the pill because it would all be suppressed while on the pill). We hope this post helps. If you have any questions on acne post stopping the pill, please let us know. You can also get in touch on admin@DrTerry.com

Sharing one of our favourite post from @dr_terry_ ✨Love this quote from Coco Chanel ~ “Nature gives you the face at twenty; it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
It’s true that if we left things to nature, women would look 5-10 years older soon after hitting 50 years old. I see it in clinic but have now been documented by researchers from the University of Vienna who studied almost 600 points on volunteers faces using computers to map the effects of aging on men and women aged between 20 and 90. The researchers found women's faces aged 'quicker' than a man of the same age once they hit menopause
After 50 – the average age at which the menopause starts – age-related changes suddenly sped up in women. They rapidly experienced noticable differences such as their eyes appearing smaller, the nose and ears lengthening and faces becoming flatter overall due to a loss of fat and thinning of the skin. The ‘peak’ in the process continued until 60, after which it settled down again. The acceleration is thought to be related to the loss of the sex hormone oestrogen following the menopause
Oestrogen is known for many benefits, not just for protecting the brain from dementia, the bones from osteoporosis, the heart from heart disease but it also has a positive effect on the protein collagen, which gives skin its elasticity. Loss of oestrogen causes the skin to be thinner, more sensitive, less firm and elastic, drier and they can also notice more facial hair growth. Loss of oestrogen also causes the bone to be re-absorbed, resulting in less defined cheekbones, flattening of the face, hollowing of the temples, shortening of the jaw and shrinking of the chin, resulting in jowls and loss of the “beauty triangle”
Depending on when patients come to see me, I help prepare them for their 40s and 50s, slowing down the ageing process and helping them look their best with each passing year. This is typically a gradual program of targeted skin care, aesthetic treatments done subtly, optimising nutrition and hormones to “age gracefully”
Do you agree with the quote made by Coco Chanel? #antiageing #hormonereplacementtherapy #menopausechanges

We love it when the team receives positive feedback like these! Sharyn kindly gave us consent to share her message after we recommended her a couple of our favourite K-beauty products which we stock in the clinic as well as our online store. A little something to clear those “pesky” whiteheads on the forehead from having to wear makeup for all her zoom meetings
Check out www.drterrystore.com or get in touch to schedule a skin consult to find out the best skin products for you #whiteheadremover #preventingbreakouts #skintips #whiteheads

Part 2 post on hair loss sharing non-surgical treatments for boosting hair growth. Read the previous post on causes of hair loss/hair thinning

Hair grows in cycles so the aim is to encourage hair growth by increasing circulation and nutrition to the follicles
1️⃣ Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Blood is drawn from the arm and spun in a centrifuge to harvest and activate the PRP. This releases a host of growth factors which helps increase circulation, stem cell migration and regeneration. This is then injected into the scalp area by nappage technique using a small needle. We typically recommend 3 sessions 4 weeks apart as an intensive treatment and maintenance every 6 months
2️⃣ Mesotherapy with hair growth formulation (zinc, arginine, glutamine, ornithine, glycine, cysteine, nicotinamide, folic acid, pyridoxine, biotin and cyanocobalamin) injected into the scalp area. This can be combined with microneedling to increase penetration and stimulation on your hair. Depending on the hair response, you may require 4-6 sessions

After making sure nutrition and hormones are optimised, we also combine treatments above with hair supplements and hair tonics specially made by a compounding pharmacy in Germany. Hair growth is not linear unfortunately so often require different modalities to maximise the results. If you have any specific questions about hair treatments, please let us know #hairgrowth #hairsupplement #hairlosstreatment #hairthinningtreatments

What causes hair loss?
Hair loss can present in different ways - overall thinning (men often see receding hairline while women find their parting getting broader), bald spots, handful of hairs on washing or combing and full loss (the head and the body)
Hair loss can be attributed to genetics, hair practices that can weaken the hair or an autoimmune disorder that would attack the hair follicles. Other conditions that would lead to hair loss include:-
~ Hyper/Hypothyroidism
~ Hypopituitarism
~ Celiac disease
~ Scleroderma
~ ringworm
~ Menopause & hormonal imbalance
~ nutrient deficiency eg iron, B6, B12, zinc, L-lysine
~ crash diets, lack of protein, eating disorders
~ Severe emotional/ physical stress that the body shuts down to certain processes like hair growth
Another common cause of hair loss is called telogen effluvium (TE). It’s temporary and happens when there’s a change in the number of follicles that grow hair and are in a resting state. For eg, women may lose hair in the months after childbirth or stressful event. You can sometimes identify TE hair loss by looking at the strand. Telogen hairs have a bulb of keratin at the root.
TE is generally caused by anything that may shock the body and disrupt the hair lifecycle. There may be a considerable delay (up to three months) before you notice the effects of the change
If you notice or suspect you’re losing hair more than you should, it’s important to find the cause and treat it sooner than later. In our clinic, we take a full medical history including nutrition, hair practices and symptoms of hormonal imbalance which we often see. We would also carry out blood test to check for deficiencies and imbalances
Depending on what we find, treatment may include nutritional planning, supplements and vitamin injections, HRT (hormone replacement therapy), hair boosting medication or tonics, non-surgical hair treatments and if necessary, referral to a hair surgeon
We will share more details of
non-surgical hair treatments in our next post which can help boost hair growth. If you have any specific questions about hair loss, please let us know #hairlosssolution

COVID-19 Testing – Abbott COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test and PCR antigen test available to book now

  • New Abbot antibody test available, approved by Public Health England. This is a lab-based test, results within 24 hours
  • PCR Swab test involves taking a sample and sending it to the lab, result is available after 48 – 72 hours
  • We offer tests in our clinic or home visit (Central London)
  • The service includes the test, consultation and discussion of results with Dr. Terry
  • The Abbot antibody test is available at cost to NHS front line workers (please contact us for details)
  • See Dr. Terrys statement on testing here

Book a test online here


Dr Terry Clinic now has the capability to deliver coronavirus testing to corporate clients to facilitate return-to-work strategies.

Please see our page here for more details or contact us to discuss a bespoke testing plan for your organisation.

Dr. Terry Clinic is here to bring the best of holistic healthcare together under one roof, from general wellness to skin, from nutrition to hormones. We now also offer a corporate health programme to ensure great healthcare for the team to enable them to bounce back even stronger after the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether it’s antibody testing or hormonal testing, we partner with the best to ensure the promptness and accuracy of your test to help you feel, look and be your best self always.

L.N. 23 years old Marketing

Trying to find a good doctor that would put me on the right path to naturally curing my hormonal acne wasn’t easy at all, but once I found Dr. Terry I looked no further. She really took the time to understand me and tailor a plan that perfectly suits me. Now, thanks to her, I have seen incredible improvements to both my face and back in just a matter of months.

M.K. 45 years old marketing manager

A big thank you to Dr Terry because she really has taken years off my face!

The improvement has been significant and everyone has commented how “well rested” I look!


As featured in

About Dr Terry

Dr. Terry Loong
GMC: 6053520
Member of the British Menopause Society
Associate Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Having graduated from King’s College London in 2002, Dr. Terry had experience in Accident & Emergency, General Medical, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Intensive Care Unit and Trauma & Orthopaedics.
In 2007, Dr. Terry started her private work in skin and aesthetic medicine. She was trained and worked with Dr Rita Rakus for 8 years as an Associate Doctor. She was the Medical Director for an International Skin, Cosmetic and Aesthetic Clinic in Milan, Rome, Prague, Marbella, Singapore and London for 4 years. With her abundance of experience, she started her own private clinic with a multi disciplinary team to provide the best of healthcare in London from skin, cosmetic, aesthetic, hormonal, women’s health, general health to corporate health.

Dr. Terry’s approach to health is holistic but also very scientifically based. She continues her education in finding the best and latest developments to ensure she is able to give the very best to her patients. Dr. Terry has a very caring, gentle and approachable demeanor, always making her patients feel very reassured and safe in her hands.

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has enabled Dr. Terry to utilize her experience and put her medical knowledge to great use. She is now in the forefront of testing and assisting with dealing with the pandemic in the community. Dr. Terry also helps out with local charities and foodbanks on a weekly basis; donating food, PPE, and helping out with her time.

Dr. Terry is one of the very few doctors in the country who are trained to deal with Menopause and Perimenopause, as well as other hormonal issues. Aesthetically, Dr Terry is one of a handful of skin experts in this country and internationally, who have trained in all aesthetic and cosmetic modalities to achieve a harmonious rejuvenating anti-ageing solution naturally without looking over done. Almost as if you have been on a great holiday, rested and rejuvenated!

“I love to help people to be the BEST version of themselves”
-Dr. Terry Loong –