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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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cover up makeup

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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botulinum toxin

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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Dry skin

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 with 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

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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dark skin

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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