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General Dermatology

Eczema Information Sheet

Eczema is a general term used to describe a dry, red, scaly inflammatory skin condition that has several causes. It is interchangeable with the term dermatitis. The most common type of eczema is atopic eczema which most commonly presents in children. Other types of eczema may be caused by external triggers such as allergic contact […]

Sclerotherapy – face

RATIONALE: Dilated blood vessels (“spider veins” or telangiectasia) may be treated with injections of sclerosing solutions e.g. polidocanol. These irritate the inner lining of the blood vessel and cause it to close over. Other treatments for broken blood vessels include laser and intense pulsed light. RESULTS & POSTOPERATIVE CARE: One treatment produces 40–50% improvement in […]

Sclerotherapy – leg

RATIONALE: Dilated blood vessels (“spider veins” or telangiectasia) may be treated with injections of sclerosing solutions e.g. polidocanol. These irritate the inner lining of the blood vessel and cause it to close over. Lasers may also be used but are not yet as effective as sclerotherapy on the legs. RESULTS & POSTOPERATIVE CARE: One treatment […]

TCA CROSS

TCA CROSS is the Chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS), using Trichloroacetic acid (TCA). It is used to elevate atrophic or depressed scars and is usually used together with other scar treatments, including surgery, IPL, lasers and radiofrequency. Common causes of these atrophic scars are acne and chickenpox. BEFORE THE PROCEDURE: Please wear sunscreen every […]

Treatment of Rhinophyma

INTRODUCTION: Rhinophyma is a type of acne rosacea in which there is a slow increase in the size of the end of the nose. This is often associated with redness and there may be recurrent pustular lesions. The cause is unknown and contrary to popular opinion, the enlarging red nose has nothing to do with […]

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