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Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) (different than contraception)

Monday, June 7th, 2010




It is important to know the methods to avoid pregnancy (contraception). However, we wish to underline that despite all the contraceptive methods available, sexually transmitted infections (STI) can only be strongly diminished by the use of male and female condoms. How to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI)? The ideal way is to have sexual relationships […]

How to avoid tick bites (prevention of Lyme disease (Borreliosis))

Sunday, June 6th, 2010




Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland It is pleasant to walk in forests once the weather becomes pleasant. However, it is a good idea to avoid insect bites, especially ticks. In forests throughout the world, but especially in Europe and North America, these insects may carry bacteria causing Lyme disease (Borreliosis). To avoid insect […]

How to examine moles on your own (self-examination of melanocytic navi (naevi))

Saturday, June 5th, 2010




We advise you to have your moles examined by a dermatologist, most especially if: you have more than 100 moles an individual in your family has had a melanoma you are 40 years old you have light-colored (coloured) (photoypes I and II) and/or blue, green eyes you get easily sunburnt you are worried We advise […]

Sunprotection

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010




The sun is our ally because it is an indirect source of vitamin D production and contributes to our psychological well-being. However, the sun is also dangerous and participates actively in the development of skin cancers, melanoma being one example. Accessorily (if it can be said so), it is responsible for accelerated skin aging (wrinkles, […]

Treatment of cellulite

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010




Many products on the market promote effectiveness in the treatment of cellulite. According to us, we do not have knowledge of products which have shown effectiveness by penetrating the skin and dissolving the fibrous attachments (which are responsible for the appearance of cellulite). Creams against cellulite are often marketed by well known brands with wording […]

What type of skin do I have?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010




What dermatologists hear the most are patient’s comments on how dry, oily their skin is… Here is how you can determine what type of skin you have: Normal skin Small pores Smooth on touch without feeling rough (dry skin) or oily Dry/sensitive skin Small pores with an oily secretion on the surface. Tarnishes itself and […]

Sweating

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010




Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Everybody sweats, women as much as men. Sweating is often perceived as unwanted and this alone explains why deodorants and other anti perspirants are so successful on the market. Some individuals sweat too much and this is called hyperhidrosis: social discomfort is present treatments include application of topicals […]

Stretch Marks (Striae distensae)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010




Stretch marks (striae distensae) appear during pregnancy and are a nuisance for patients and physicians because, they are so easy to diagnose, but so difficult to treat effectively. -creams sold on the market are safe, but yet have to be shown scientifically to be effective. -recent stretch marks are red and the colour could be […]

What is a Dermatologist (Board Certified)?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010




What is a Dermatologist (Board Certified)? What is a Dermatologist (Board Certified)? A dermatologist is a doctor specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases / skin conditions. Dermatologists undergo training (after becoming medical doctors) to treat medical or esthetic (aesthetic) problems concerning the skin. Treatments can be medical (creams, oral tablets, chemical peels, […]

What is Dermatology ?

Friday, January 1st, 2010




What is Dermatology ? Dermatology is a specialty of medicine dealing with the skin. It is a very broad science as the diagnosis and management concerns the biggest organ of the body ! Simply said, dermatology: regarding its diagnosis is: medical (acne, eczema, fungal infections of the skin, psoriasis…internal diseases with skin presentations) aesthetic (esthetic)(wrinkles, […]

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