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[4 min read] Vitamin A for treating acne

vitamin A

Vitamin A is a game-changing ingredient in the treatment of acne. Used since the 1970s, vitamin A and its derivatives are used to clear impurities, rejuvenate skin, and increase overall skin health in both the treatment room and at home. Vitamin A improves acne by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin. As […]

[5 min watch] General dermatology: Eyelid rash (Real patient case study)

General dermatology - Real patient case study

How would you manage this patient in your practice? In this short extract from the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology course, Dr Christopher Ross shows us a real case study featuring a 43-year-old female patient who presented with complaints of a rash appearing over bilateral eyelids and a feeling of weakness.

[4 min read] 5 science-backed diets to benefit your patients

science-backed diets

Diet can have a significant impact on overall health, and a properly managed eating plan can help reduce your patients’ risks of developing serious health conditions and comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Finding an effective diet plan for your patients (and helping them stick to it) can be an important part […]

Webinar + Q&A: New course delivery format

course delivery

With the recent changes to our course delivery format allowing you to complete all our courses online with optional practical workshops, our dedicated Education Advisors held a short presentation to answer all your common questions on how the new format works. In this webinar, our team provides a quick online session with Q&A with your […]

[2 min read] Biopsy vs reflectance confocal microscopy in diagnosing BCC | Prof David Wilkinson


We all use biopsy to confirm the clinical diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), to determine the sub-type of BCC, and hence to plan the formal treatment – this is usually by excision with appropriate margins, but of course we also consider other destructive methods or topical treatments. Colleagues will be aware of the technology […]

[3 min watch] Enjoyable differences between general practice and aesthetic medicine

Differences between general practice and aesthetic medicine

Transitioning from a busy general practice to a different field, such as skin cancer or aesthetic medicine, often comes with many changes. In this short video, Aesthetics Doctor Jenny Kimmins shares the differences she personally enjoys as she refers to her own transition from general practice to aesthetic medicine.

[11 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | October 2020

Prof. Giuseppe Argenziano Oct. 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, the second of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses what you need to know about facial lesions, and also explores the five general concepts he recommends considering when approaching these lesions; including forgetting the age of patients.

[3 min read] Using facial shape to plan injectable treatments

facial shape

A common request among patients seeking aesthetic injectable treatments is that they want to look “more beautiful”. Facial beauty is not objective or easily definable, yet it is frequently sought. So how can doctors assess a patient’s needs and propose a treatment plan that will both rejuvenate and beautify the patient’s appearance while also maintaining […]

[2 min read] Surgery vs curettage & imiquimod for nodular BCC

nodular BCC

Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most often treated with surgical excision. However, interest is increasing in minimally invasive treatments for these low-risk skin cancers. A new study reviewed the effectiveness of surgical excision compared with curettage and imiquimod cream in treating nodular BCC.

[2 min watch] Which sutures should I use?

How do you select the most appropriate suture type for each procedure? A suture’s size or type will vary depending on the situation, and there are several factors to consider including how long they will last for. In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Tony Azzi shares his advice and simple rules on the sutures […]