Cape Town Dermatologist

T +27 (0) 21 531 1107
F +27 (0) 86 561 3250


Suite 2034
Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Alexandra Road, Pinelands
Cape Town, Western Cape
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Practice Number 0301213

the treatment of
acne, psoriasis, eczema (adult & childhood),
skin cancers(melanoma
basal & squamous cell cancers),
benign skin tumours,

skin tags moles, warts,
skin infections, urticaria & childhood
skin problems

medical dermatology

1. General Dermatology
Assessment and treatment of common and unusual skin conditions
2. Paediatric Dermatology
Treatment and management of neonatal and childhood skin conditions
3. Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Early diagnosis and management of skin cancers is essential for favourable outcomes.
Treatment options include:
  • Cryotherapy
  • Excisions
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • PDT is a non surgical and non scarring treatment for removal of skin cancers and solar keratosis (precancerous lesions)
    Indications for PDT :
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Bowens disease
  • Solar keratoses
Photodynamic therapy is a two-step process involving the application of a topical photo-sensitizer to the lesion, followed by activation with an appropriate light source. Exposure to the light in the presence of oxygen generates reactive oxygen species, which damage cellular membranes, leading to selective cell death. Healthy surrounding tissue which has not accumulated the photo-sensitizer is left undamaged. The healing process lasts one to two weeks.
4. Mole screening
Full body skin checks to identify high risk lesions.
5. Mole Mapping (Fotofinder)
Mole mapping is a method of digitally monitoring moles or melanocytic naevi and assists with early diagnosis of skin cancer. Overview images of your body will be taken to localize and track moles at follow up visits. Microscopic photos of the selected moles are kept on record for serial comparison.
6. Skin Patch testing (allergic contact dermatitis)
Plastic chambers with specific allergens are applied to the patient’s back, typically on a Monday, and must be worn for five days. The patient will need to visit the practice on Wednesday and Friday in the same week to read the results. The European standard series test of 45 allergens will diagnose 80% of all allergic contact dermatitis.
7. Chemical Peels
  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Anti-aging
8. Hyperhidrosis treatment
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Common problem areas are the palms, feet and underarms. This condition may interfere with normal day-to-day activities. Therapeutic options include:
  • Topical
  • Systemic
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A injections
    • Axillary
    • Palmar
This is an effective treatment which can last for up to nine months