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Skin care for darker skin tones

May 8, 2018

Understanding the fundamental differences between dark skin and light skin goes beyond the concept of melanin. So how do we take care of dark skin? Dark skin is unlike light skin in many ways, understanding the challenges and predispositions that come with it are both cornerstones to providing your skin with the care that will…

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fungal infection

Are your nails off-colour? You might have a fungal infection

April 23, 2018

Finding something odd about one of your nails can feel very worrying. Is your nail is lifting out of its nail bed? Or you’ve noticed some odd colour changes? White streaks across the nail? Yellow spots? Read on, because you might have a fungal infection. How do I know if I have a fungal infection?…

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Cantharidin treatment for molluscum

March 27, 2018

Molluscum, being a common viral infection, is caused by a pox virus. It presents as small bumps on the skin which look similar to warts. Molluscum is contagious, and can spread to other areas of the body, favouring warm corners like armpits, especially. Fortunately, it is a self-limiting disease, the infection is harmless although it…

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platelet rich plasma treatments

Help with hair loss: Platelet rich plasma treatments

March 27, 2018

The world of medicine is simply revolutionary. It is continuously discovering new and fantastic ways of advancing, whether it is finding easier ways to yield better results from older procedures, or creating new innovations all together. One example of medical science and its advancement is platelet rich plasma treatments.   Brushing away hair loss Hair…

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Microneedling

Microneedling: The non-invasive key to a collagen boost

February 26, 2018

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment which will rejuvenate and restore the radiance of the skin. The name ‘collagen induction therapy’ gives us a good clue as to the benefits this treatment offers: it stimulates the production of more collagen, which brings about a healthier skin and a more youthful appearance.…

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electrocautery

Electrocautery: Who, what and how?

February 26, 2018

In dermatology, electrocautery is done with a device which uses electricity, delivering it to the skin via a needle-like top to burn closed or remove harmful or unwanted tissue from the skin. As the patient, you will not feel the electricity nor will it enter the body at all, the treatment will only affect the…

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dermatologist, journey with eczema

A dermatologist mother’s story: My journey with Eczema

January 31, 2018

Although I have spent most of my life studying and practicing dermatology, my real job first and foremost is being a mom. My kids are my pride and joy and I would do anything for them. As a mom, your instincts to protect can overwhelm your most basic logic and reasoning, even rejecting reality to…

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chemical peels

Chemical Peels: The beauty of medicine

January 31, 2018

No one has perfect skin. We learn to live with our flaws and some of them even become part of the little quirks we consider friendly, making us who we are. On other occasions, however, these quirks can hamper our quality of life as a result of poor self-esteem and the time and energy devoted…

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chemical peel myths

Chemical Peels: We’re busting the myths

January 31, 2018

A chemical peel is wonderful way to remove dead skin cells. This allows the healthy, younger skin to access moisture and nutrients better, allowing higher levels of collagen to be produced and a smoother, younger skin. As with any great discovery, a broken-down telephone phenomenon means there are some misconceptions doing the rounds. Let’s straighten…

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dermatologist, journey with eczema

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Dermatologist

January 22, 2018

1. I will have to study for at least 12 years just to be a dermatologist and continuously for the rest of my life to perfect the skin Dermatology is the study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the skin and its appendages (i.e. hair and nail). Becoming a Dermatologist can only be achieved…

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