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How I Do It - Combination treatment of acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common, globally recognised, chronic condition. According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, acne vulgaris affects approximately 85% of young adults aged 12-25 years [1]. Acne vulgaris is a disease affecting the pilosebaceous unit (PSU)...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Pulsed-dye laser

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease worldwide and inflammatory acne has significant psychological impact with potential for long-term emotional and physical sequelae [1]. Energy based treatments are useful both as adjuncts to traditional therapies and particularly for patients...

Propranolol as diagnostic tool for infantile haemangiomas

Infantile haemangiomas are common, benign vascular tumours. Other vascular lesions, which can mimic infantile haemangiomas, include myofibroma, vascular malformations, rhabdomyosarcoma or dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. The diagnosis of a haemangioma can usually be made based on clinical presentation and medical examination. This...

A clinical update on the management of giant congenital melanocytic naevi

The senior author (RM Zuker) presents a discussion with evidence, on the controversies and shift in the treatment paradigm for giant congenital melanocytic naevi (GCMN). On review of the current literature the overall incidence of melanoma in GCMN is 0.7...

Treatment of low-risk basal cell carcinoma and actinic

The first paper of this topic explored skin cancer recognition, patient education and sun safety. The second part focused on practical guidance for aesthetic nurses, should a patient present with a suspicious skin lesion. The author maintains that aesthetic nurses...

Xanthelasma

Although the lesion known as Xanthelasma was first described by Addison and Gall in 1851 [1] it was recorded some 300 years previously in the famous painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. In this painting, Leonardo da...

Dermoscopy: an update and personal view

With skin cancer now at epidemic levels, early diagnosis is essential. Specialist Stephen Hayes advocates the use of dermoscopy as a triage tool and explains how to interpret the data. Melanoma skin cancer is now the UK’s fifth most common...

A model for Lentigo Maligna recurrence

Lentigo Maligna presents a difficult problem for both the histopathologist and the plastic surgeon. The pathologist has great difficulty in assessing where the borders of the lesion lie, while the plastic surgeon is dealing with these lesions which commonly occur...

How I Do It - Treatment of pigmentation and melasma

Uneven tone and pigmentation disorders are frequent problems that motivate patients to seek help. The gold standard for treating the majority of these hyperpigmentation changes is the use of a picosecond laser, as the effect is predominantly photomechanical and photochemical,...

Is sclerotherapy useful for cherry angiomas?

Cherry angiomas are common, often proving to be an irritation for patients as they tend to be deemed cosmetically unattractive, particularly if large numbers start to develop. This is a common condition I see at my clinic so I am...

How I Do It - Non-surgical skin cancer treatment: topical photodynamic therapy

The incidence of skin cancer is rising exponentially in the UK; in particular non-melanoma skin cancer, yet the current statistical data surrounding exact figures is thought to be underestimated. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides a non-invasive, safe and efficacious modality...

Method of surgical resection affects reporting of margins of tumours in the oral cavity

It is important to obtain tumour-free resection margins in patients with oral cancer. Pathological processing is known to cause tissue to shrink, which affects the reported margins, and it is postulated that the method of resection also has an effect....