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Medical Dermatology

Dr Ian Webster has many years of experience in different fields of Medical Dermatology . For further information on some of the more common skin conditions he sees in his practice, read below.


Acne is an extremely common condition that mainly affects teenagers but is not uncommon in adults. All acne is hormonal but there is often a genetic or hereditary predisposition to more severe forms of acne.


Rosacea is a common inflammatory condition especially affecting fair-skinned women between 30 and 60 years of age.

Atopic Eczema

There are many different types of eczema but generally it can be broken up into 2 sub-groups: endogenous eczema and exogenous eczema.


Hyperpigmentation is a general term used for darkening of the skin.  One of the more common types of hyperpigmentation is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide and in South Africa. Malignant melanoma in particular is increasing in frequency.

Skin Cancer & Mole Mapping (Fotofinder®)

Excessive Sweating

Axillary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating in the armpits. Botox® is recommended for the treatment of focal hyperhidrosis when other treatments have not worked.

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