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The Truth About Eyebrows and Eyebrow Shaping

October 29, 2019

Eyebrows serve an important function. Primarily, they are there to protect the eyes, diverting moisture such as sweat and other impurities – like dirt – away from the eyes and down the sides of the face. This is true for the unkempt eyebrow that hasn’t undergone eyebrow shaping, in its original state. Today, eyebrows also…

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psoriasis

Understanding and treating psoriasis

September 1, 2019

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by an overproduction of skin cells. The result is scaly patches on the skin’s surface that are itchy, uncomfortable and very noticeable. So the condition is not only physically debilitating, but emotionally debilitating too. It’s common for sufferers to experience low self-esteem and feelings of guilt and shame…

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Birthmarks and newborn skin conditions

July 1, 2019

What are birthmarks? A birthmark is a small spot of discolouration on the skin which is either present at the time of birth, or it develops shortly after birth. Most birthmarks are harmless. Different types of birthmarks There a number of different types of birthmarks. They can be sorted into the following categories: Vascular (from…

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Dandruff

Dandruff aka Scaly scalp

October 18, 2018

Treating dandruff: A medical approach Dandruff can be controlled with the help of a dermatologist, a diagnosis is the first step towards a healthy flake-free scalp. What causes dandruff? There are a number of possible causes for a scaly scalp. Contrary to the stigma, dandruff is not caused by poor hygiene. In most instances, dandruff…

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Skin Camouflage (cover up makeup): Masking medical conditions

September 27, 2018

Providing practical solutions and options to my patients is just as important as giving them a script or treatment plan. While most conditions can be cured, some, are devastating and simply have no cure. Even with treatment, it can take up to eight weeks to see noticeable results from treatments for acne, pigmentation and even…

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Revealing the secrets behind botulinum toxin (Botox)

September 5, 2018

Crow’s feet, frown lines, midlife crises. We associate Botox with ageing, most typically, but what is it really? Botox is the word people typically use to talk about Botulinum Toxin, but in reality, Botox is one of the brands of the product, like Cadbury is to chocolate. Botulinum is a muscle relaxant which can be…

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Beat dry skin: Tips from a dermatologist

July 27, 2018

Dry skin in winter is a common occurrence. It can be caused by age, our occupation during the day, certain skin diseases can cause dry skin, or, in the case of winter, the dryer air. Severely dry skin can lead to other problems, which is why it is important to ensure your skin is healthy…

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rosacea

Rosacea – dermatology relief for red and rashed skin

June 28, 2018

Rosacea affects around 415 million people worldwide, although only a small fraction of this number of people actually receive treatment for the condition. As with all skin conditions, like eczema, vitiligo, and even acne, it can impact on your quality of life. Self-confidence, anxiety, depression, and a reluctance to socialise can all become issues as…

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acne treatment

Helping you face the day with an effective acne treatment plan

June 28, 2018

An effective acne treatment plan is vital. The eyes are the window to the soul, but what about our faces? After all, the face plays such an important role in the way we function as part of society. When we enter the world each day, we ‘face it’. When we look at people, we ‘face…

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Vitiligo treatments – essential facts to familiarise yourself with

May 31, 2018

Vitiligo is a skin condition characterised by loss of colour, typically in the skin and hair. It is thought to be autoimmune related, meaning the immune system is overactive. Rather than attacking infection, vitiligo primarily attacks the skin’s pigment cells. Pigment cells are responsible for colour, which is why the affected areas of skin turn…

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