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Dermatology

The History of Dermatology

Dermatology as a medical and surgical discipline did not appear in scientific works until 1572. It was not until the 19th and 20th centuries that the application evolved and began to yield important medical breakthroughs. However, before its evolution as a scientific application, skincare and the treatment of skin conditions was an integral part of early medicine as far back…
by David Roland
Post on June 21, 2018

Dermatology

Choosing a Credible Dermatologist

A good dermatologist can help with acne, improve the appearance of your skin, and offer preventative skin cancer measures. However, in the UK there are is not a rigorous set of legal criteria dermatologists have to meet before they can begin practicing. It is therefore imperative that you choose your dermatologist carefully to ensure they are qualified to offer treatment…
by David Roland
Post on June 21, 2018

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Dry skin prevention Infographic

Dry skin is a common condition, which can occur at any age and for many reasons. Nearly half of the UK population suffers from dry or very dry skin but only a quarter are aware they have dry skin. Click on the infographic below to find out more about dry skin, common causes and prevention tips:  
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

Infographic, Skin Cancer

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Infographic

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world. There are more than 100,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer every year in the UK Non-melanoma skin cancer accounts for 20% of all cancer and 90% of all skin cancer. Click on the infographic below to find out more about the main types of non-melanoma skin cancer, common…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

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Acne scarring Infographic

Acne is a skin condition that causes spots to develop on the face, back or chest. It is brought on by hormonal changes that cause excessive secretion of sebum (the body’s natural oil created to stop your skin from drying out) from the skin’s tiny glands which are attached to your hair follicles called sebaceous glands. Click on the infographic below…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

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Rosacea Infographic

Rosacea is a common condition that usually affects the face, particularly around the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead. It can also cause painful swelling around the eyes. Click on the infographic below to find out more about the symptoms, aggravating factors and treatment options of rosacea.
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

Infographic, Skin Cancer

Moles: what to look for Infographic

Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer that, if left untreated, can spread rapidly to the lymphatic system and other organs of the body, such as the liver and the lungs. Click on the infographic below to find out more about the ABCDEs and risk factors of melanoma skin cancer:
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 4, 2016

Skin Cancer, Skin Care, Sun Damage

Sun protection whilst skiing

Most people don’t realise they are at greater risk of UV damage while skiing than when on the beach. On the slopes, the skin is exposed to high levels of UV light, absorbing both the direct UV rays from the sun and the UV rays reflected off the snow. Reasons why UV damage is greater There are two main reasons…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on January 4, 2016

MOHS Microsurgery, Mole Checks, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

Survey finds people don’t know much about skin cancer

A major survey by the British Association of Dermatologists reveals that only one person in 25 checks their skin for signs of skin cancer once a month. Checking is recommended every four weeks to spot any skin cancers as soon as possible so they can be treated promptly. “The survey also found that most people are generally not aware of what…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on May 15, 2015

Melanoma, Skin Cancer

One step nearer to a skin cancer vaccine?

Dr Conal Perrett, Consultant Dermatologist The Devonshire Clinic, comments on an exciting new study showing that a skin cancer vaccine can help treat patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study is published in a leading journal but the full development of a skin cancer vaccine could still be several years away. What is a cancer vaccine? When researchers talk…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on April 27, 2015

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