Layla Ziadi

Find out how Layla got on with her treatment for Cystic Acne at The Harley Street Skin Clinic

The team here at Harley Street Skin are proud to be in the happiness business - at least, it feels that way. After all, smiles all round is exactly what we're aiming for.

We've reconnected with one of our patients from the past, the lovely Layla Ziadi to discuss how she overcame her cystic acne with the help of Lesley Reynolds, Harley Street Skin's very own skincare guru...

Layla Ziadi Headshot
Layla Ziadi Festival
Layla Ziadi Swimming
Layla Ziadi Drink
Layla Ziadi and Friend

DO YOU REMEMBER THE VERY MOMENT YOU DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH TREATMENT?

I got a sudden outbreak of severe cystic acne when I was 18 and over the period of 4 months, I didn’t leave the house due to how bad it was.

It was in between completing my A levels and finding a job and I refused to go to interviews due to the fact my confidence was so low.

WHAT WERE YOUR PROBLEM AREAS?

I was diagnosed with severe cystic acne all over the face. My cheeks were covered very painful cysts which caused such discomfort that I couldn’t even sleep on my side. Nothing I did seemed to help, I didn't know what to do.

Layla Ziadi Closeup

HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS?

'Happy' is an understatement. I will forever be grateful for Harley Street Skin as in a short amount of time, I managed to make the cysts much better and get them under control.

WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THE HARLEY STREET SKIN CLINIC THAT TOOK YOUR FANCY?

Actually it was because I had watched the TV programme [Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me - SkyLiving] and there was a similar girl to me on there. That drew me in.

Dr Khan and Lesley were so lovely and I am so thankful for their help; it has helped me more then they will ever know!

The whole clinic was always so friendly - some of the girls would even hold my hand during the more painful treatments at the beginning!

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROCEDURE DAY?

Because the condition made my face so sore, procedure days were always a little scary for me.

I had a lot of intensive treatments such as laser therapies, microneedling, PRP etc... but everyone made me feel very comfortable and I was always very glad to see the improvements once they were over!

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY PERKS THAT YOU WEREN'T EXPECTING?

I've got so much confidence. I do still have my scars - because the acne was so severe - but I still work on these and am confident they will reduce over the years now I know what products to use.

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL PEOPLE THAT WERE ON THE FENCE ABOUT TAKING A SIMILAR ROUTE?

Definitely go to Harley Street Skin - they saved me! I would really encourage people that are struggling with acne to not feel like they need to hide away, go and see someone.

Seriously, when I look at the before and after photos, it's crazy to see the improvement. I've come such a long way!

I really don’t know where I’d be if my face had continued to worsen without any treatment.

Layla Ziadi Formal

WOULD YOU CONSIDER POPPING BACK TO THE CLINIC IN FUTURE?

Definitely! I'm now at a point where I'm much more confident, and within a few months of treatment, I started going out again and even landed myself a brand new job.

Thank you, Lesley!

As Seen On

Sky Tv
Channel 4
Huffington Post
The BBC
Forces TV
CNN
Book A Free Consultation Today

Our team of experts will be in touch to find you the perfect date and time for your consultation

Download Our Brochure

Need To Know More?
Have a closer look at Harley Street Skin's comprehensive catalogue of treatments to see exactly what we could do for you.

Browse Finance Options

Want To Crunch The Numbers?
Calculate comfortable repayments, suited to you and your budget using our trusty finance tool today.

Join Our Members Club

Looking to get regular treatments?
Join our VIP member club and get great savings all year round with skincare included for a low monthly price.

Patient Stories

Everyday more of our patients share their success stories

Elaine Stoddart - I'm blissfully happy and astonished. I feel better than I have in decades. For that feeling, it was worth every penny...

Lower Face & Neck Lift
Elaine Stoddart

I'm blissfully happy and astonished. I feel better than I have in decades. For that feeling, it was worth every penny...

Read Elaine's Story

Gaynor Evans - I was very happy with the results. The jowls were gone, my jawline was more defined, and over the period of the...

Necktite
Gaynor Evans

I was very happy with the results. The jowls were gone, my jawline was more defined, and over the period of the...

Read Gaynor's Story

Trudie Day - I would highly recommend the clinic, especially for those that are unsure of the exact route they want...

Silhouette Soft Threads
Trudie Day

I would highly recommend the clinic, especially for those that are unsure of the exact route they want...

Read Trudie's Story

Layla Ziadi - Within a few months of treatment, I started going out again and even landed myself a brand new job...

Cystic Acne Treatment
Layla Ziadi

Within a few months of treatment, I started going out again and even landed myself a brand new job...

Read Layla's Story

Celebrity Journeys

Everyday more celebrities share their journeys

Maureen Nolan - I love my new face. I feel like I've been restored and resurrected. It's felt like a bit of rediscovery period for myself...

Lower Face & Neck Lift
Maureen Nolan

I love my new face. I feel like I've been restored and resurrected. It's felt like a bit of rediscovery period for myself...

Explore Maureen's Journey

Christian Vit - Men sometimes are like 'Oh no, just women go to have these treatments,' but it doesn't make you less male, or less masculine...

Skincare
Christian Vit

Men sometimes are like 'Oh no, just women go to have these treatments,' but it doesn't make you less male, or less masculine...

Explore Christian's Journey

Melinda Messenger - There are some really imaginative options out there these days; I had no idea. Most of them don't even take an hour..

PDO Thread Lift
Melinda Messenger

There are some really imaginative options out there these days; I had no idea. Most of them don't even take an hour..

Explore Melinda's Journey

Linda Nolan - As I've got a little older, I've become far more aware of my neck. It was my neck and jawline particularly that...

Surgical Face Lift
Linda Nolan

As I've got a little older, I've become far more aware of my neck. It was my neck and jawline particularly that...

Explore Linda's Journey