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Search found 9 matches
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on acne & spots
Topic: Acne scars
Replies: 2
Views: 7068

Re: Acne scars

Hello, There are a range of surgical (e.g. subcision, punch elevation) and non-surgical (e.g. chemical peels, CO2 laser resurfacing & microneedling) treatments that can reduce the prominence of acne scarring. Some treatments are best suited for particular types of scars. For more information abo...
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: BSF Expert clinic on acne & spots
Topic: scars
Replies: 2
Views: 3902

Re: scars

Hello,

It is possible to reduce the prominence of acne scarring. There are a range of treatments that can be used to address different types of scars. The best approach is to see a Dermatologist or Plastic surgeon with experience in treating acne scars.

Kind regards,
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: seeking advice for daughter
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: seeking advice for daughter

Many thanks for your questions. I will do my best to answer them as fully as possible. 1. There are many people with mild symptoms who are managed by their GPs and will not require referral to a specialist. It is not inevitable for symptoms to progress, in fact severity may even improve with time. Y...
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: Diet
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Diet

There are no specific diets that have been proven to improve HS. Weight loss through diet and exercise can reduce the severity of symptoms. You should seek advice from a trained dietician before embarking on any weight loss diet to ensure adequate nutritional intake. There is also emerging experimen...
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: Birth control
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Birth control

In some women HS flares before the menstrual period. This is due to the influence of hormones known as androgens. Combined oral contraceptive pills containing anti-androgens (e.g. Diannette), may be helpful where there is a hormonal element to HS. Progesterone only contraception (e.g. mini pills, th...
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: home remedies
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: home remedies

HS is a medical condition that often requires treatment with prescription medications. Mild symptoms can be managed with regular use of antiseptic soaps such as Hibiscrub or Dermol 500 lotion. Smoking cessation, weight loss and loose fitting clothing can also help with symptoms.
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: exercise
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: exercise

Sorry to hear about the discomfort caused by your HS. I was pleased to read that you are embarking on a journey of weight loss through exercise. This has many benefits beyond HS! Exercise and weight loss can lead to improvement in the symptoms of HS, however HS predominately affects skin folds which...
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: triggers and prevention
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: triggers and prevention

It is not always possible to identify a trigger for flares however stress, tight fitting clothing and smoking can affect the severity of symptoms and the frequency of flares. Hormones may also play a role in some women, who may experience flares before the menstrual period. If any of these factors a...
by Dr Derrick Phillips
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Expert clinic on hidradenitis suppurativa
Topic: Skin care advice
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Skin care advice

Hello and thank you for your question. HS affects skin folds and the use of cosmetic products in these areas can lead to increased irritation. It should therefore be avoided if possible. Antiseptic soaps help maintain local hygiene and should be the foundation of all HS skin care. In my practice I r...
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