Management opinions

Chronic Urticaria (For Professionals)

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Chronic Urticaria (For Professionals) Chronic urticaria is a clinical sign of wheals appearing for more than 6 weeks. Numerous causes are identified and sometimes and auto-immune condition is found. If no cause is found which ranges from 25% to 75% of cases, autologous serum skin testing can be done, followed by dosing of anti-FCeRI antibodies […]

Vitiligo (For Professionals)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Vitiligo (For Professionals) Vitiligo affects around 1% of the population and is more visible in darker races. It is important to follow these steps: 1. See a dermatologist: -to confirm the diagnosis. -to classify the vitiligo: extent and distribution. -to ascertain its behaviour (stable for 6 months or evolutive?) -to follow an algorythm of treatment […]

Long-lasting Hair Removal: Is it Possible ? (For Professionals)

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Long-lasting Hair Removal: Is it Possible ? (For Professionals) A lot of time and financial resources are spent by the patients for hair removal. It is often believed by the public that hair removal can be complete aften multiple treatment sessions. However this is wrong for many reasons: different lasers achieve different long term results […]

Keratosis Pilaris (For Professionals)

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Keratosis pilaris is a very frequent condition: It presents as follicular scaly papules affected all areas except the glabrous skin but mostly found on the arms, legs and buttocks. These lesions are painless but may be red and itchy at times. It is associated with Atopy and Ichtyosis Vulgaris: Both conditions are characterized by a […]

Cryotherapy on Benign Lesions (liquid nitrogen)(For Professionnals)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Cryotherapy on Benign Lesions (liquid nitrogen)(For Professionnals) Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Cryotherapy (a controlled frosbite) is an effective tool to treat benign skin tumors provided clinical judgment and/or histology exclude a malignant skin condition when excision becomes mandatory. It destroys tissue through freezing which causes intracellular and extracellular ice crystals to form […]

Psoriasis Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach (For Professionals)

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Psoriasis is a skin condition which involves 2% of the population. Its causes include environmental and genetic factors. It can be localized or extensive and treatment ranges from topical to systemic agents. Beyond the dermatologist, who is often the only physicians psoriasis patients will see, there is often associated conditions which need to be taken […]

Acne Vulgaris in Adult Females: Hormonal treatment (For Professionals)

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Hormonal therapies (antiandrogens) such as oral contraceptives and spironolactone are often used in the treatment of acne, particularly in adult women. It is therefore sometimes useful to run blood tests in acne patients entering this category, morevover when there is a clinical suspicion of virilizing ovarian tumors, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). […]

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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Androgenic Alopecia (Androgenetic Alopecia) in Women (For Professionals)

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Androgenetic (androgenic) alopecia in women (for professionals) Androgenetic alopecia and to a lesser extent Telogen effluvium are the two most frequent causes of hair loss in women. To make the diagnosis: General examination of the scalp evaluate the distribution of the hair loss are hair follicles present? traction (does the hair go away easily?) evaluate […]

Keloids (For Professionals)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Keloids represent an abnormal reaction to trauma with an excessive tissue response and a excessive production of collagen (increased mRNA of collagen). Effective treatment modalities are limited and include on first line cryotherapy, intralesional injections of steroids, compression therapy, and radiotherapy (in trained hands). The best treatment second line treatment remains to our mind excision […]

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