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Dermatology

Childhood Eczema

Treating Childhood Atopic 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 Treatments at Lotus Dermatology

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

Omnilux LED Light Therapy at Lotus Dermatology

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

Patch Testing at Lotus Dermatology

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 - New Biologics Treatment

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

Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatment

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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Sunspots – New Daylight PDT Treatment!

Daylight Phoydynamic Therapy - PDT

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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Total Body Photography

Total Body Photography at Lotus Dermatology

Total Body Photography is a new service available that helps you in proactively managing your melanoma risk by creating a comprehensive photographic record of your skin that assists you and your GP with monitoring and tracking your moles. Who would benefit from Total Body Photography? Someone who: has a personal or family history of melanoma has…

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Skin Needling

Skin Needling or Micro Needling

Skin needling is also known as micro-needling or collagen induction therapy.  This technique is considered one of the safest skin procedures and is an excellent form of skin rejuvenation. How does it work? The procedure creates fine holes which stimulate the body to create new collagen and elastin in the micro-needled areas of the dermis…

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