In The News

Early Access to Medicines Scheme, Melanoma, Skin Cancer

New skin cancer drug approved – London Dermatology

Fast-tracked through the new Early Access to Medicines Scheme The new drug, pembrolizumab, has been developed to treat advanced skin cancers such as melanomas that have started to spread through the body. Although it has not yet been licensed in the UK, a new scheme has made it available for people already very ill with their disease. ‘The arrival of…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on March 20, 2015

Diagnostics, Skin Testing for Dementia

Skin Test for Dementia – Dermatologist London

A Skin Test for Dementia Might Be on The Horizon New research suggests that a simple skin test might be developed in the fairly near future that could help diagnose degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s at a much earlier stage. “Early diagnosis is essential and it may be that the skin can provide us with the relevant clues to achieve…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on March 12, 2015

Skin ageing, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

Skin cancer – cutting your risk

As a Consultant Dermatologist and specialist Dermatological Surgeon, Dr Conal Perrett treats many cases of skin cancer each year. Most are the common basal cell carcinomas, which grow slowly and can be treated successfully. Other types of skin cancer can, however, be more aggressive. Dr Perrett supports Sun Awareness Week 5-11 May 2014, an event set up by The British…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on June 24, 2014

Cosmeceuticals, Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Care

What are cosmeceuticals?

Cosmeceuticals is a portmanteau word for products that combine the effects of both cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. These products claim a wide range of skin care benefits, such as anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and firming effects, in addition to cosmetic functions. Cosmeceuticals are becoming more common and more widely used in the UK, but its important to be cautious when opting to use them.…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on June 18, 2014

Cosmetic Dermatology, Manicures, Skin Cancer

Are nail lamps a skin cancer risk?

Hardly a week goes by without some sensational story in the media about a new cancer risk or a new carcinogen discovered in our every day environment. A typical example of this is the recent study into the skin cancer risks from UV lights used in nail salons. UV lights are commonly found in nail salons and high street beauticians,…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on June 12, 2014

MOHS Microsurgery, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Surgery

Mohs microsurgery – a brief history

Mohs micrographic surgery is a precise technique that is used to remove skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. The surgery ensures the complete removal of the cancer cells, with minimum damage to healthy tissue around the cancer. Mohs microsurgery is particularly useful for skin cancers on the face and hands, where preservation of as much healthy tissue as…
by Dr. Conal Perrett
Post on June 3, 2014

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