Total Body Photography Update

We have been talking a lot about Total Body Photography (TBP) in recent posts. This new service is proving to be a very valuable tool in the clinic as well as at home with many of our patients for monitoring their skin and the appearance of any new moles. Dr Sally de Zwaan talks about…

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Childhood Eczema

There are many forms of eczema. Childhood Atopic Eczema can lead to a disruption in your child’s sleep patterns meaning a disruption in sleep patterns for the whole family. Eczema often causes a lot of disruption to a child’s comfort, education, nutrition and can lead to secondary infections. This condition can be rapidly improved with the right…

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Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss, also known as Alopecia, has several different causes. Men and women can suffer from “androgenetic alopecia” or “pattern hair loss” that occurs to some degree in most of us as we get older, but can be more severe or rapid in some cases. When treated, hair loss will slow down or even stop this kind…

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LED Light Therapy For Acne

At Lotus Dermatology we recognise there are different types of acne affecting our community. Our dermatologists determine the type of acne present and manage the patient’s diagnosis appropriately. One treatment available for mild to moderate acne is Omnilux LED Light Therapy. Omnilux is a medical device that utilises LED technology. LED light therapy is a…

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Patch Testing

Allergic Contact Dermatitis is an inflammatory reaction that occurs when substances to which you are allergic come into contact with your skin. These substances might be an ingredient in your perfume or aftershave, an antibiotic or cream, a household cleaner or something as simple as a pair of rubber boots you wear in the garden. Patch…

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NEW Quick Access Clinics

Dermatologists are in short supply in Newcastle and waiting times for an appointment can be very long. At Lotus Dermatology we are addressing this problem by creating brand new acne, psoriasis and hyperhidrosis clinics with short waiting times for patients with these distressing problems. We are lucky to have Dr Tom Barrett joining our medical team…

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New Biologics Treatment For Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common and debilitating disease associated often with poor quality of life due to the visible, painful or itchy, and often socially disabling scaly patches on the skin. It can also lead to changes in the scalp, finger and toenails, palms and soles and to severe joint pain. Lots of excellent research has…

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Hyperhidrosis

Do you suffer from excessive sweating? Hyperhidrosis is defined as uncontrollable and excessive sweating and can be caused by neurologic, metabolic or other systemic disease as well as other triggers such as heat, exercise and/or anxiety. Living with this condition can be very stressful, thankfully, there are effective solutions. Axillary Hyperhidrosis which occurs under the arms…

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Lotus Dermatology would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please note our clinic will be open and trading as normal on the 4th January. If you have any urgent medical enquiries, please contact your local hospital. 4 interesting things to about 2016: 04/04/2016 is Monday 06/06/2016 is Monday 08/08/2016 is Monday 10/10/2015…

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Sunspots – New Daylight PDT Treatment!

What is a Sunspot? Sunspots (also known as actinic keratoses) are dry patches that occur on sun exposed areas of your skin, these patches come and go and and can be a little bit tender. The commonest sites are the face, hands and arms although they can occur anywhere. They have the potential to turn…

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