V Skin topics

The A to Z of Skin information has been developed to help you understand more about common skin conditions and problems, and how these may be treated.


  • Vascular Lasers

    “LASER” stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Vascular lasers selectively target unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, whilst minimising damage to surro...

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  • Verrucae vulgaris or papillomas

    Verrucae vulgaris or papillomas also known as warts, are abnormal growths of the skin and mucosa caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • Vesicular eczema of palms and soles

    Vesicular eczema of palms and soles also known as pompholyx, is an often recurrent and frequently extremely itchy disorder characterised by tiny blisters and bumps on the sides of fingers, toes, palms...

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  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a relatively common condition in which the skin is unable to produce pigment.  Pigment forming cells (melanocytes) are destroyed and the skin becomes white.

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