Patient Education

Learn more about the skin you live in

We understand how important skin wellness is for the overall wellness of your mind and body. Whether you’re looking for a new look, to treat a condition, we know there are a lot of questions to answer and we’re here to listen and deliver.

Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

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Acne can cause skin blemishes in two different ways.


Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. You will find it on your elbows, knees and trunk, but it can appear anywhere on the body.

Birthmarks/Pigmented Skin

Birthmarks, like the name suggest, are marks that are usually present at birth or right after.


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, and visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes.

Eczema (Dermatitis)

Eczema is a series of chronic skin conditions that produce itchy rashes, scaly, dry and leathery patches, skin redness, or inflammation around blisters.

Skin Growths & Warts

Also known as Seborrheic Verruca, these are brown, black or yellow growths that grow individually or in groups and are often flat or slightly elevated. Most people will develop at least one Seborrheic Keratosis during a lifetime.

Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. There are different types of hair loss including Male-pattern and Female-pattern Baldness, Alopecia Areata, Scarring Alopecia, Anagem Effluvium and Telogen Effluvium.

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex virus is a common name for viral infections that cause sores on the mouth (oral herpes) or genitals (genital herpes).

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles is a painful rash, caused by the varicella zoster virus that causes Chicken Pox. It appears like a band of blisters on one side of the body and around the neck, nose and forehead.

Hives (Urticaria)

Harmless, non-contagious but often highly irritating and itchy, Hives can appear suddenly and on anybody.

Skin Infections

Your skin is the largest organ of your body as well as its first line of defence however it can also be very vulnerable to infection. There are 3 types of skin infections.


Lupus is a complex condition that affects many parts of the body and is often used to describe a more severe form of the condition called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).


When pigment-forming cells are destroyed by the immune system, it results in white patches anywhere on the skin known as Vitiligo.

Molluscum contagiosum

MC is a viral condition affecting the skin that occurs at any age and mostly among children. It causes a number of small, raised itchy spots with a tiny dimple inside.