Month: January 2020



Medical microneedling with Dermapen Medical micro-needling is a potent form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Micro-needling is used for anti-ageing,  scar repair, fine lines, skin texture, pores, stretch marks,  acne, rosacea, alopecia, pigmentation, vitiligo and hair loss.  Micro-needling is often combined with mesotherapy and carboxytherapy. Micro-needling is an amazing way to induce collagen synthesis. The …

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AMCSA 2019 Endorsed by the Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Society of SA (AAMSSA), the Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA) is one of the most important meetings on South Africa’s aesthetic medical calendar. The 14th AMCSA held at the CSIR International Convention Centre  in Pretoria on  June 27 – 29 2019, was a working congress …

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Warsaw Workshop

Dr Debbie Norval won an award for her outstanding contribution to the 22nd World Congress of Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging held in Warsaw late last year, where she chaired a scientific session and o gave lectures on Aesthetic Medicine for older patients and the importance of sharing information via a journal club system.


Dealing with acne

All you need to know The effects of acne can persist for years; with disfigurement and permanent scarring resulting in significant psychosocial consequences, including diminished self-esteem, embarrassment, social withdrawal, depression and anxiety. Acne is a condition that can be managed very successfully, so read on … Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous …

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Cancer Detection

Pre-cancerous growths

Look out for irregular borders Dr Debbie Norval examines some of the most common pre-cancerous growths from a discoloured patch on the skin to a mole that has changed in appearance Actinic Keratosis or Solar Keratosis Actinic Keratoses are the most common sun-related pre-cancerous growths noted in fair-skinned individuals.  They are benign (non-malignant) but if …

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Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis can be effectively treated with Botulinum Toxin injections. This life-changing treatment is usually done twice a year. Botulinum Toxin has been used for several years with an excellent success rate for treating excessive armpit sweating.  What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a condition that results in severe sweating or perspiration in excess …

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