Dermatology Blog

Sun cream allergy

Dealing with Sun Cream Allergy: Expert Tips: What You Need to Know

In our quest for sun protection, sunscreen plays a crucial role. However, what happens if your skin reacts negatively to this essential product? Let’s delve into the intricacies of allergic reactions to sunscreen and how you can navigate this issue effectively. Understanding Sunscreen Composition Sunscreens are formulated with various components aimed at enhancing their effectiveness…
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seborrhoeic dermatitis

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis: The Scaly, Red Face Condition

Seborrhoeic dermatitis, often dubbed as the ugly twin sister of dandruff, presents a common yet bothersome challenge in dermatology practice. This article delves into its characteristics, causes, treatment options, and the significance of its manifestations. Characteristic Features Seborrhoeic dermatitis, also known as seborrhoeic eczema or seb derm, manifests as a red, scaly rash primarily observed…
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New moles after 40

New Moles After 40: What You Need to Know

A mole, also known as a benign melanocytic naevus, is a harmless accumulation of pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin. These pigment cells, while present throughout the skin, are more densely clustered in moles. Moles can vary in appearance, from being completely flat and dark (junctional naevus) to slightly raised and brown (compound naevus), or…
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Dry hands in winter

Combat Dry Hands in Winter: Essential Tips

As the temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, many individuals find themselves facing the uncomfortable and often painful effects of dry hands during the winter months. Dry, cracked skin not only detracts from the appearance of the hands but can also lead to discomfort and even more serious issues if left untreated. Fortunately, with…
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10 Essential Tips for Managing Rosacea

10 Essential Tips for Managing Rosacea

Rosacea, a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, flushing, and sometimes the appearance of small, red bumps, affects millions worldwide. While it’s not a life-threatening condition, its impact on self-esteem and quality of life can be significant. Managing rosacea involves understanding its triggers, seeking appropriate medical guidance, and adopting lifestyle changes and treatments tailored…
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stress related skin conditions

Managing Stress Related Skin Conditions: Solutions & Insights

In today’s fast-paced world, chronic stress not only affects our mental well-being but also takes a toll on our skin. Stress related skin conditions are more prevalent than we may realize, manifesting as rashes, itching, and other discomforts. This blog post explores effective solutions and insights into managing these conditions for healthier skin. Understanding the…
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Scarring from psoriasis

Managing Scarring from Psoriasis: Expert Solutions

Psoriasis, while not inherently a scarring condition, often leaves lasting scars for those affected. This article aims to provide guidance on effectively removing psoriasis scars, emphasizing the importance of managing the underlying condition. Controlling Psoriasis Before Scar Removal Dermatologists strongly recommend that individuals with psoriasis gain control over their condition before attempting to address the…
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Lipoma removal scars

Lipoma Removal Scars: Treatments & Prevention

Lipomas, benign fatty lumps beneath the skin, may necessitate removal due to aesthetic or discomfort reasons. However, the removal process can result in scars, prompting the exploration of various treatment options for lipoma removal scars. What Constitutes a Lipoma Removal Scar? A lipoma removal scar is the residual mark left after removing a lipoma. The…
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Dermatitis

Dermatitis Insights: Types, Causes, and Expert Treatments

Dermatitis, characterized by skin inflammation, manifests with symptoms such as swelling, redness, dryness, cracking, and potential infection. The condition can arise from exposure to irritants, allergens, or unknown factors. At The London Dermatology Clinic, our dermatologists offer treatments to alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence. Types of Dermatitis Contact Dermatitis: Caused by exposure to irritants or…
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Skin cancer

10 Crucial Facts About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer, a widespread and potentially life-threatening condition, requires our attention and comprehension. In this in-depth exploration, we delve into ten crucial facts, illuminating prevention strategies, survival rates, risk factors, and types of skin cancer. From the concerning statistics related to sun exposure to the genetic intricacies influencing melanoma, our goal is to provide you…
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Dandruff

Understanding and Managing Excessive Dandruff

Excessive dandruff presents a challenging condition, arising when the scalp sheds an abnormal amount of dead skin cells, resulting in noticeable flaking. Although some flaking is considered normal, persistent and pronounced flaking accompanied by redness, irritation, or an itchy scalp qualifies as excessive dandruff. This condition can significantly impact one’s self-esteem and necessitates specialized treatment…
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Veins on face

Facial Thread Veins: Understanding Causes and Concerns

Facial veins, often known as thread veins or spider veins, present a common aesthetic concern influenced by various factors ranging from genetics to environmental exposures, such as sun exposure. While these veins are typically not medically hazardous, they can significantly impact an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Key Points Identification and Appearance: Facial thread veins are…
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Diet and acne

The Relationship Between Diet and Acne: Exploring the Evidence and Recommendations

Diet plays a pivotal role in determining an individual’s overall health and longevity. While a balanced diet is associated with a reduced risk of serious health issues, recent research delves into the intricate connection between diet and skin conditions, particularly acne. The Potential Link Between Diet and Acne Despite ongoing studies, there is mounting evidence…
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Exploring the Contagious Nature of Skin Diseases

The contagiousness of a skin disease hinges on its potential transmission through contact. Various infectious agents—viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and parasites—are responsible for making a skin disease contagious. These agents move from one host to another, replicating within the new host and facilitating the disease’s spread. Distinguishing Contagious Skin Diseases Impetigo: This bacterial infection leads…
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Methods for Birthmark Removal

Birthmarks, true to their name, are skin discolorations that emerge at birth and typically endure. Manifesting in hues of red, pink, purple, or brown, these patches vary in size and can develop on any area of the body. Causes of Birthmarks Vascular birthmarks, caused by anomalies in the skin’s blood vessels, lead to the manifestation…
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What is the best UV index for tanning?

Sun tanning involves UV radiation exposure. What’s the safest time for a burn-free tan? Explore insights on UV index for tanning and skin protection. Getting a sun tan involves exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When is the best time to tan safely without burning? Here are insights into tanning and protecting your skin from the…
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White spots under the eyes

Understanding and Managing White Spots Under the Eyes

White spots under the eyes, known as Milia or milium cysts, present as small white skin bumps commonly found below the eyes but can also appear on the nose, cheeks, and other body areas. Often referred to as ‘milk spots’, these blemishes frequently emerge in newborns, extending into childhood and adulthood. While usually harmless, adults…
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Understanding Teenage and Adult Acne: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Options

Acne remains a widespread issue, especially among teenagers and those in their early 20s. However, its impact varies significantly. While some experience sporadic blemishes, others struggle with severe, pervasive acne that necessitates professional dermatological treatment in London. The root causes of these discrepancies beg exploration. Prevalence of Acne in Teenagers Acne’s prevalence spans a vast…
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Liposuction: Sculpting Your Body and Eliminating Stubborn Fat

Liposuction is a widely sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure known for its ability to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from various areas of the body. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of liposuction and discuss how it can help you achieve your desired body contours. Understanding Liposuction Liposuction, often referred to as “lipo,” is a surgical…
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Managing Hyperhidrosis: Effective Treatments

Sweat serves various essential functions, from regulating body temperature and eliminating toxins to defending against illness-causing bacteria. However, for some individuals, sweat can pose additional challenges. It can lead to uncomfortable chafing, skin blistering, clothing stains, and even profound social anxiety. Exceeding its primary duty, indeed. If you find yourself grappling with excessive sweating that…
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The Importance of Avoiding Spot Squeezing

The Importance of Avoiding Spot Squeezing

Squeezing your spots may seem tempting, but it’s generally an ill-advised practice with several noteworthy reasons to steer clear. When you squeeze a spot, it can linger longer and spread the oil and bacteria responsible for acne. Moreover, it opens the door to potential problems, such as infections and scarring. For effective spot management, consider…
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Addressing Sun Damage Concerns During Winter

Addressing Sun Damage Concerns During Winter

In the context of the UK’s winter season, sun damage may not typically be associated with immediate sunburn, owing to the relatively weaker UV rays. However, it’s crucial to recognize that even during this time of year, sun exposure can have a lasting impact on your skin. London Dermatology Clinic frequently encounter skin conditions attributed…
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Does Water Help with Acne Improvement?

Does water help with acne? Absolutely. Water, a vital beverage, comprises 60% of our body, playing a crucial role in health and hydration. Research indicates that a person can only survive without water for about 21 days. Dehydration, on the other hand, swiftly leads to exhaustion, fatigue, and a decline in bodily functions. While survival…
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Meghan Markle Plastic Surgery Impact

In 2019, just as fashion and beauty trends evolved, the realm of cosmetic surgery felt the influence of trends, with an unexpected twist possibly inspired by Meghan Markle plastic surgery, starting with a unique focus on her feet. Yes, you read that correctly. The fascination with Meghan Markle’s plastic surgery journey was not merely about…
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Understanding Rosacea: More Than Just Redness

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, often primarily associated with facial redness, but its complexity extends far beyond what many may realize, impacting individuals psychologically and socially. Seeking early treatment for rosacea can yield significant benefits. Understanding Rosacea Rosacea, a persistent skin ailment, manifests as facial reddening and flushing, accompanied by various symptoms such as…
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Understanding Verrucas Diagnosis, Causes, and Removal Options

Understanding Verrucas: Diagnosis, Causes, and Removal Options

What Is a Verruca? A verruca is a specific type of wart that develops on the sole of the foot. These warts lead to the formation of hard skin, which can cause pain when walking, often described as similar to stepping on a needle. Diagnosing a Verruca Verrucas are identifiable through certain key characteristics: The…
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Diverse Nose Shapes and Rhinoplasty Possibilities: A Look at Various Nose Types

Noses exhibit a striking spectrum of shapes and sizes, rendering each one distinct. If you find yourself unhappy with the contour of your nose, you might be considering nose reshaping surgery, commonly referred to as rhinoplasty, to address specific nose types. Exploring the World of Rhinoplasty As you delve into the world of rhinoplasty, you’ll…
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Understanding and Treating Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a common, chronic (long-term) skin condition that causes a loss of pigmentation in patches of the skin. People with this condition will develop pale areas that fade into white patches caused by a reduction in the amount of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour. Vitiligo is a non-catching skin…
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Understanding Alopecia

Understanding Alopecia: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

Alopecia areata is a challenging condition that can affect individuals of any age or gender. It is categorized as an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss. In the UK alone, approximately one million people grapple with alopecia, which often results in a traumatic experience. In…
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Understanding Angioedema and Urticaria: Diagnosis and Care

Urticaria, commonly known as hives, and angioedema, characterized by the buildup of fluid in deeper layers of the skin, are dermatological conditions that frequently share a common link with allergies and the immune system. These conditions can manifest as a result of the body’s heightened response to allergens or triggers, and they often present with…
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Leg Ulcers and Thread Veins Insights

Leg ulcers are chronic wounds that do not heal spontaneously, often causing pain and discomfort, leading to dressing difficulties and clothing staining. Similarly inconvenient are superficial veins on the legs, commonly referred to as thread veins or spider veins due to their web-like appearance. These veins can result in aching legs, immediate pain, and cosmetic…
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Essential Summer Skincare: Protecting Skin from Sun Damage

Sunburn can often be prevented by applying a high SPF sun cream and practicing caution while in the sun. However, if sunburn does occur, prompt treatment to alleviate the effects of sun damage is crucial: Seek Shade: Immediately get out of the sun to prevent further damage. Cool Down: In mild cases, cool down by…
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Eczema: Understanding Causes, Triggers, and Treatment

Eczema, a complex skin condition, manifests in various ways due to multiple underlying causes. While a definitive cure is lacking, managing its symptoms through treatment is feasible. If you’re grappling with skin concerns, exploring options for eczema treatment is essential. Exploring Eczema’s Origins The exact cause of eczema remains elusive. Unlike contagious conditions, eczema isn’t…
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The Consequences of Accidentally Scratching Off a Mole

Skin moles are a common occurrence, appearing as pigmented growths anywhere on the body. While most moles are harmless, there’s a potential risk that needs consideration. Accidentally scratching off a mole can lead to unforeseen consequences, including risks to your health. In this article, we delve into the significance of proper mole care, potential dangers…
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Effective Strategies for Treating Psoriasis Scars

Psoriasis scars, though not typically alarming, can persist for extended periods. This article offers guidance on addressing and eliminating psoriasis scars. Manage the Underlying Condition First Our London dermatologists emphasize the importance of gaining control over your psoriasis before attempting scar removal. This is because psoriasis often emerges in the same area as the preceding scar.…
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The Impact of Hay Fever on Skin Health

Commonly associated with symptoms like runny noses and watery eyes, hay fever, a prevalent allergy, has broader effects that extend to the skin. Individuals susceptible to hay fever might also be at an increased risk of encountering skin issues, including eczema and various allergies. Influence of Hay Fever on Skin Conditions Arising from an allergic…
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Is Itchy Mole a Reason for Concern?

Moles, or nevi in medical terms, are common skin conditions formed when skin cells grow in clusters rather than spreading evenly. Typically, moles are harmless and pose no health risks. However, some moles can develop into cancerous growths, which raises serious concerns and necessitates their removal, along with any cancerous cells. Distinguishing Between Common and…
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What Causes Pregnancy Acne And How Can You Treat It?

Pregnancy is a magical time for a woman, but it also comes with hormonal changes that can trigger or worsen certain health conditions. One common condition experienced during pregnancy is acne. While acne is treatable under normal circumstances, pregnant women should exercise caution, as many chemicals in widely-used acne treatments could be harmful to their…
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How to Determine Your Skin Type

In order to take care of your skin, it is important to determine your specific skin type as this will ultimately help you understand how it will adapt to specific circumstances or conditions. After you read this article, you will learn your skin’s specific needs and this can help you to choose the right options…
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Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Hair loss is a condition also known as alopecia and can affect the scalp or even the entire body. Although hair loss is most often associated with men, it can affect women and children as well. The London Dermatology Clinic sees a variety of different patients who are affected by hair loss and offers a…
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Can Laser Treatment Remove Acne Scars?

If you have acne scars and feel that you have tried every removal method, you may have heard of laser treatment. Can laser treatment remove acne scars? In truth, the results will depend on various complex factors but it can help reduce the appearance and make it appear less visible. However, laser treatment cannot completely…
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Benefits Of Seeing A Dermatologist

We are proud to have a variety of award-winning consultant dermatologists working at our Clinic in London. Some also have lead roles in dermatology hospital units. They have expert insight into general dermatology as well as specialising in different skin conditions. Our consultant dermatologists make accurate and prompt decisions for patients to get the best…
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Common Winter Skin Conditions and How To Solve Them

During this time of the year, when the freezing cold weather is at its peak, it often takes a toll on our skin and as a result, we often see more patients during these months suffering from what we call “common winter skin conditions”. One common factor behind skin conditions in the winter is from…
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10 Foods For Healthy Skin

Nutrition is very important for health and maintaing a well balanced diet can help you in many ways which includes promoting a healthier skin and living a healthier life. An unhealthy diet is rekowned to damage your organs, metabolism and cause weight gain which also leads to bad skin. There are many foods which can…
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5 Acne Treatment Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Acne is a problem faced by almost everybody at some point in their lives. However, there are many misconceptions and acne myths which we need to debunk from our London Dermatology Clinic. If you have had persistent troubles with acne and want to make sure you stay on top of your overall skin health, you…
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Will My Cyst Return?

The importance of seeing an experienced doctor can make all the difference in the results you will achieve. Here at the London Dermatology Clinic, we see many patients who have had their cysts return after surgery elsewhere in the past. Often, the rate of recurrence can be minimized through a proper understanding of the cyst…
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