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Why You Need to Protect your Scar in the Sun

Why You Need to Protect your Scar in the Sun

Unlike your normal skin tissue, scar tissue has a different form of collagen structure. The collagen in your unharmed skin is laid out in a reticulate formation, with the fibres crisscrossing each other.  On the other hand, scar tissue collagen is laid down in a...

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Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual Reality in Healthcare

With the evolution of the medical world, the bar is being raised higher and at a faster rate than ever before. One of the catalysts for this constant positive flux in the industry is the advent of technology. Many industries have not been left standing, with the long...

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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Topical therapies pertain to chemical peeling agents and/or cosmeceutical skin care that may be performed as a course of treatments in clinic or used at home by the patient. Topical ingredients may have a metabolic (has an effect on cellular metabolism), caustic...

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a specialised form of touch movement to aid in the movement and flow of lymph fluid. The lymphatic system has vessels and capillaries like the circulatory system carrying cellular debris and nutrients throughout the body. However,...

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Medical Tattoo

Medical Tattoo

Paramedical tattoo, also known as micropigmentation is a specialised procedure that implants pigment just below the epidermis of the skin similar to an artistic tattoo. However, micropigmentation differs from an artistic tattoo due to: The specialist training of the...

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Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage

In the world of therapeutic massage there are many sub categories to support and treat different ailments.  When it comes to post surgical care oncology massage and rehabilitation techniques for scars can increase flexibility, develop greater range of motion and...

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Why mindfulness is so important during healing

Why mindfulness is so important during healing

The psychosocial impact of skin conditions is becoming more understood. According to a study by Ari Tuckman in the Dermatologic Therapy Journal, The incidence of psychosocial comorbidities among such patients is high, with increased risks of depression,...

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The role of inflammation in the body

The role of inflammation in the body

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a defense mechanism of the body, in response to a stimulus. This stimulus could be a wound, an injury, or a systemic organ process. Inflammation can be acute or chronic, and treatment depends on which type it is, and the location...

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Types of Scarring

Types of Scarring

When you skin is injured, there are subtle mechanism working feverishly within you to patch it up so that the integrity of your body is maintained. The end result is that you will have a scar to remind you of your journeys. What is interesting, however, is the fact...

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Smoking and Wound Healing

Smoking and Wound Healing

The detriment of smoking is not only pigeonholed in the lungs. The active ingredients in the tobacco pass into the bloodstream and continue to exert their effects on your system. And what active ingredients are we talking about? These are: NicotineCarbon...

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disorder of the skin that mainly involves the loss of its pigment. This then manifests as light macules that stretching out over different areas of the skin and hair. Usually beginning around the face and the areas between the fingers, the destruction of...

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Stages of wound healing

Stages of wound healing

If your skin gets punctured when you have been mucking around in the back yard or if you have undergone surgery, you are definitely familiar with the pain of a healing wound. No doubt there are some wounds that will present a grisly sight and need to be taken care of...

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Nutrition and Wound Healing

Nutrition and Wound Healing

Although the complex mechanism behind healing and the formation of scars is quite capable of full recovery, it does require plenty of support. This support comes in the form of nutrients from your diet. What does your diet have to do with this? Well, the skin is a...

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Inflammation and chronic wounds

Inflammation and chronic wounds

The process of wound healing– to form a scar – is particularly convoluted, with many actions occurring at the same time. From the moment that the skin is injured, the body mobilises different cells to come to the site of injury to close the gap and repair it. The end...

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Why You Need a Little Rest

Why You Need a Little Rest

Once the structure of the skin has been thrown into disarray through injury or elective surgery, there are mechanisms with that are set in motion to put the structure back into place. Apart from the blood corpuscles that are tasked with forming a clot, there are other...

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Meet Me: Marnina

Meet Me: Marnina

Marnina is a Dermal Clinician, Dermatoscopist, University Supervisor, Tech Geek and founder of Dermhealth.co Calling for industry-wide transparency about unregulated treatments and true skin health, Marnina is committed to helping people make informed choices...

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Camouflage

Camouflage

A product that is water proof, smudge proof, lasts for several days with customised colours to suit every skin tone, Microskin is changing lives of people across the world. It started with makeup Linda Lowndes was working in special effects makeup when an idea sparked...

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