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Acne & Acne Scarring

About 80 percent of teenagers are affected by acne between the ages of 13 and 17. However, about five percent of women and one percent of men aged 25 to 40 continue to get or develop acne (late-onset acne). Rarely, new-born infants develop acne from three to 24 months of age.


Acne Rosacea

Rosacea (roz-ay-sha) is a very common benign skin disorder that affects many people worldwide. As of 2008, it is estimated to affect at least 14 million people in the United States alone.


Age spots

Liver spots" or "age spots" are the common names of the darker spots seen in adults, frequently on the back of the hands.


Anxiety

There can be a wealth of reasons for anxiety and depressive symptoms. Anxiety is a characteristic feature of most people and in moderation can be a help with day to day tasks such as learning and general performance.


Birthmarks

Birthmarks are darker or coloured patches on the skin that are either present at birth, or develop very soon afterwards and they can be pigmented or vascular.


Broken capillaries

Thread veins on the face including telangiectasia, poilkiloderma, spider veins and vascular birth marks respond very well to Intense Pulsed Light.


Cellulite

Cellulite is a term given to a dimpling or orange peel affect on the skin. There are several schools of thought as to what cellulite actually is, but regardless of this most women (cellulite affects women more than men) hate it and would love to get rid of it.


Dark Circles under the Eyes

Dark circles can be due to a number of reasons - Excessive pigmentation, Visible blood vessels, Hollowing or Combinations of the above


Depression

The word 'depression' is used to cover a very wide range of problems, from short periods of low mood to a lifetime of major illness. The great majority of cases that involve low mood will sort themselves out and do not require medical intervention.


Disturbed Sleep Patterns

Disturbed sleep patterns can affect most of us at some stage during our lives. Getting a good night sleep is vital for our general health and well being and when this pattern is interrupted it can impact heavily on our daily lives.


Droopy eyelids

Droopy eyelids can be caused by excess skin as we age or as a result of lowering of the eyebrows.


Droopy nose

The ageing process not only creates lines and wrinkles but can also affect the nose! Nasal descent can be seen particularly when smiling and alters the aesthetic angles of the face.


Excess Fat

Weight can fluctuate at different stages of our lives and can be associated with a number of causes but whatever the underlying cause weight gain occurs when you eat more calories than you burn through physical activity.


Eye Bags

There are several reasons why an eye bag may appear. One cause for under eye bags is excess fat resting on a lax eye muscle and in some cases there is extra fat creating baggy eyelids.


Fatigue

Fatigue as a concept is extremely hard to define, since everybody has their own idea of what being tired means. Everybody is tired once in a while - the most common reason is, of course, lack of sleep.


Freckles

Freckles are flat, tanned circular spots that typically are the size of the head of a pen tip. The spots are multiple and may develop randomly on the skin, especially after repeated exposure to sunlight.


Hair loss

Hair loss can be extremely distressing for both men and women and there can be many causes ranging from temporary to permanent hair loss.


High colour

Flushing and rosie cheeks may look cute but to the person experiencing these kinds of flushes they can be very embarrassing particularly if they are nervous.


Hollow cheeks

The sunken hollow cheek look or hungry cheek was fashionable in the 80s but it is generally accepted now that this look is very ageing and a more rounded fuller appearance of the face is viewed as youthful.


Hot Flushes

Hot flushes are normally associated in women going through the change. A hot flush is a transient episode of flushing, sweating and a sensation of heat, often accompanied by palpitations and a feeling of anxiety, and sometimes followed by chills.


Jowls

The formation of jowls is a common complaint of ageing seen in both men and women. Jowls are caused by excess skin in the lower face usually attributed to loss of volume in the upper and middle part of the face.


Leg Veins / Varicose Veins

Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps. These valves prevent the blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs. If the one-way valves become weak, blood can leak back into the vein and collect there. blood enlarges the vein and it becomes varicose.


Lines and wrinkles

The ageing process is a complex one and we are learning more about it all the time. Typically lines and wrinkles are the first signs of ageing.


Low libido

Lack of sexual desire in women can be of either physical or psychological origin and can happen at different stages in life and can be temporary or long term.


Melasma / Chloasma

Melasma and chloasma are terms given to discolouration or staining of the skin. Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and is often referred to as the mask of pregnancy.


Open Pores

Open pores are a common problem and even more common is the misconception that they can be closed however their appearance can certainly be minimised.


Poikiloderma Civatte

Poikiloderma is a term that describes the combination of hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, atrophy and telangiectasias. It is seen in a number of different skin conditions.


Polycystic Ovaries

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which women typically have a number of small cysts around the edge of their ovaries. Symptoms can include excessive hair growth.


Premature ageing

There are two distinct types of aging. Ageing caused by the genes we inherit is called intrinsic (internal) aging. The other type of aging is known as extrinsic (external) aging and is caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the suns rays.


Spider Nevaii / Spider Veins

A spider telangiectasia, also called a spider nevus, is a telangiectasia with a red central feeding vessel and outward radiating branches.


Strawberry marks

About one in 10 babies will develop a strawberry mark during the first couple of months after birth. These birthmarks get their name because sometimes they look similar to a strawberry.


Stretch marks

Stretch marks look like thin, stretched tissue, and that is more or less what they are. They appear in people who put on or lose weight rapidly.


Sundamage

The sun has a profound effect over years of exposure on the skin, causing premature skin aging, skin cancer, and many other skin changes.


Telangiectasia

Telangiectasia is the term given to a collection of dilated blood vessels. They can occur on their own, or after skin injury (e.g. sun damage, post-radiation), or may arise due to an underlying condition.


Thin lips

Lips can be naturally thin or thin with the ageing process. With ageing the top lip can also elongate covering the top teeth.


Thread Veins

Small thread veins can affect may parts of the body including the face, legs and chest.


Uneven Lips

Asymmetry of the lips can make the face look unbalanced. Sometimes the top and bottom lip are not even or one side thinner than the other.


Uneven skin texture

There are several reasons for an uneven complexion, including the amount of collagen and elastin present in the skin.


Unwanted Hair

People seek treatment for unwanted hair for many reasons whether it be cosmetic or some underlying systemic reason. Excess hair can be categorised into two categories, hypertricosis or hirsutism.


Varicose veins

Usually found on the legs, varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins which are usually a blue or dark purple. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.


Weight Gain

We all know that losing weight means eating fewer calories, and burning more energy through physical activity. It sounds simple. But all too often it can seem anything but that.