A very warm welcome this summer to our new dermatology nurse specialists Una, Bridget and Celia, and Vilma, our physician’s assistant. They have been an integral part of setting up and launching our ground floor suite. The new treatment units in this suite are now run by our team of highly qualified dermatology specialist nurses and physician’s assistant, with many years of cumulative experience between them and expert trained in providing treatment on the machines listed below.
They are available throughout the week alongside our consultants for help with all kinds of procedures we hold, procedural after care such as stitch removal, diagnostic blood taking, phototherapy, patch testing, photodynamic daylight therapy and more.
We provide phototherapy with our brand-new Daavlin phototherapy cabinet, capable of providing both UVA and UVB treatment. This can be used to successfully treat many inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, vitiligo and pruritus. In addition, the clinic has a hand and foot ultraviolet-A device, ideal for treating hand and foot disease such as eczema and psoriasis. Patch testing can also be done by of our new team members. This is a specialist unit designed to ascertain if there is an allergic contact cause for your skin disease. In addition to patch testing, we can offer a full spectrum of blood allergy testing to see if there is an allergic component driving your skin disease.
Also, now available in-house is the Photodynamic therapy (PDT).This treatment involves the use of light-sensitive medication and a light source to destroy abnormal cells. The medication and light source on their own are harmless, but when the medication is exposed to the light, it activates and causes a reaction that damages nearby cells, and how favourably that this process is basically painless.This allows small abnormal areas of tissue to be treated without the need for surgery.It can be used to treat different skin and eye conditions, as well as certain types of cancer.
We have yet another treatment brought along with the launch of our ground floor suite, and that is the tap water iontophoresis. This treatment has been around for decades and its for hyperhidrosis. Particularly, its effective on the hands and feet. The process requires a dedicated machine to pass a low voltage electrical current through the skin of the hands or feet which are immersed in shallow trays of water. This initial treatment can be provided by our team and we can then provide you the option of purchasing one of the machines, so you can continue this from your own home.
We are so very pleased to have our clinical team and treatment units up and running and look forward to furthering our capabilities in helping and treating all of our patients.