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Acne affects not only adolescents, but adults as well. It is characterised by the presence of comedones (blackheads), micro-cysts (whiteheads), pustules and nodules (subcutaneous inflammation), which results from a blockage of the sebaceous glands. Acne is influenced by many factors like genetics, hormonal factors, diet and skin care. Comedones and micro-cysts are formed in an acne-prone skin, they become infected by bacteria and develop into papules and pustules (pimples). Acne treatment needs […]

Facial Redness & Rosacea

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Rosacea is a skin disorder which manifests itself through the development of redness on an adult’s face. It is a chronic condition and has a vascular component (couperosis) and an acneiform component (acne rosacea).   The vascular component can be treated well with lasers. The acneiform component often requires topical or systemic medication. Different forms of Rosacea: Couperosis – the vascular form with […]

Facial pigmentation & Melasma

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Melasma, is a skin condition in which progressive brown pigmented patches appear on the face, mainly on the cheeks, forehead and upper lip. This condition primarily affects women and is triggered by several factors, including genetic and hormonal factors. It is also called the ‘pregnancy mask’, even though most often not related to pregnancy. Melasma is induced by […]

Age Spots & Pigmentations

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Many different types of pigmented spots or brown spots can be found on the skin. It is important to distinguish between benign and malignant pigment spots, and also between a mole (naevus) and other types of skin pigmentation like freckles or age spots. A correct diagnosis is necessary to determine the best treatment option. Freckles can be genetic and their treatment is […]

Spider Veins, Angioma & PWS

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Leg Spider veinsWhen the small veins in the legs become dilated and more visible, they are named spider or varicose veins. Small blue or small red veins usually are only a cosmetic problem and can be reduced with sclerotherapy or vascular laser treatments.If bigger varicose veins are formed and the blood circulation is impaired moresymptoms develop, […]

Scars & Stretch Marks

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The most common scars we treat are post-surgical scars, traumatic scars and acnescars. The wound healing process after a surgery or trauma takes several months to be fully completed. Scar formation can be influenced by several factors including genetics, origin of the scar and location. Stretch marks are also a type of scars that are formed by stretching the skin and therefore rapidly causing ruptures […]

Hair Problems

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Hair loss, also called alopecia, comes in several forms: diffuse alopecia (hair lossspread all over the scalp), androgenetic alopecia (hormonal hair loss), andalopecia areata (bald patches). The causes of diffuse alopecia are numerous; losses are usually limited in timeand reversible. When they are serious and persistent, a blood test is carried outto look for disease. […]

Excessive Sweating

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Sweating is a totally natural process through which the body controls temperature. Some people suffer from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. It can be a minor annoyance, but it can also be a serious condition, that can affect the quality of life, relationships and careers, of patients affected with hyperhidrosis as they are reluctant […]