Viral Exanthems: Roseola

What is it? Also known as … Sixth Disease, Roseola Infantum, Exanthema Subitum or Three-day Fever. What is Roseola? Roseola is a viral disease that commonly affects infants and toddlers. What causes it? Roseola is most frequently caused by human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) Despite containing the word ‘herpes’ this condition is not associated with cold […]

Vitiligo

Vitiligo What is it? 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.  All ethnic groups and approximately 1-2% of all people are affected by this condition. What causes it? The cause of vitiligo is unknown. It is […]

Vascular Lasers

Vascular Lasers What are 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 surrounding normal skin structures. Modern vascular lasers are very safe and effective when used by professionally trained staff. They are generally more […]